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Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation chairperson  Judge Yvonne Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is to seek an extension of one year before publishing its final report, which was due next mont(...)

Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Joanne Farrell, local services manager of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland: “Every brain injury is unique.” Photograph: Eamon Ward

“Brain injury is a hidden phenomenon in our society and nobody ever thinks it will happen to them,” says Joanne Farrell. “But it happens to 35 people (...)

Caitríona Lucas, a 41-year-old librarian and mother-of-two, was a highly experienced volunteer with the Irish Coast Guard’s Doolin unit.

When Caitríona Lucas responded to a request on September 12th, 2016 to help find a young man missing off the north Clare coastline, she wasn’t aware t(...)

Workshop at Arran Street East

Want to give your home a lift but lack the know how? It’s time to go back to school and join one of the dizzying range of classes where you can learn (...)

 Heat from a consignment of flowers is believed to have activated a fire alarm on a cargo jet, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Press 22

Heat from a consignment of flowers is believed to have activated a fire alarm on board a cargo jet carrying horses that made an emergency landing at S(...)

Martin Gerald Foley: pleaded guilty to disposing of waste in a manner that is likely to cause environmental pollution.

A 65-year old farmer has admitted his involvement in dumping the carcasses of eight horses and four cattle over a 300ft-high cliff at Doonbeg, Co Cla(...)

The highest commercial property vacancy rate in the fourth quarter of last year was in Sligo. Photograph: iStock

Vacancy rates for commercial properties outside of Dublin remain “stubbornly high” with a significant portion of the vacant properties unused for over(...)

A man died after attempting to take down Christmas lights on Friday at his home at Garraun, Lisdeen (general view above) near Kilkee in West Clare. File photograph: Google Street View

A father-of-two has died after he fell while taking down Christmas lights at his home in Co Clare. He is understood to have sustained serious head i(...)

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