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The Portlaoise plaza which will open off junction 17 on the M7. Photograph: Alf Harvey

Pat McDonagh’s Plaza Group will open its seventh motorway service station this week, creating 120 new jobs at its facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, af(...)

Monica Hickey, 5th class teacher, and Matt Melvin, school principal, at St Etchen’s National School, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath in a classroom that can now accomodate 20 pupils according to the HSE guidelines on social distancing in schools. Photograph: Alan Betson

When public health guidelines for the safe reopening of schools were published this week, they worried Matt Melvin, principal of St Etchen’s National (...)

Garda Patrick McDonnell, with an address at Corofin, Co Galway, pleaded guilty at Trim Circuit Court last month to a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Jacqueline Wolohan (51) on the M4 motorway at Rossan, Kinnegad, on February 13th, 2016.

A widow’s three adult children and elderly father are to receive a settlement of some €240,000 against a garda who admitted dangerous driving causing (...)

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh outside Supermac’s at the Galway Plaza. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Supermac’s impresario Pat McDonagh arrives slightly late for our meeting. There was a problem with his phone which caused him to drop in to the Kinneg(...)

People travelling by car and on motorcycle face a 10 per cent increase on the M3, with the cost rising to €1.50 for cars and 80 cent for motorcycles. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hauliers face a 10 cent increase in toll charges on many of the State’s motorways next year but people travelling by car or motorcycle will only see t(...)

Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility was built for a capacity of 1.64 million people but it has to cope with demand that can reach 2.3 million. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy / Dublin City Shots

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing deficiencies in waste water treatment infrastructure “is too slow”, as raw sewage continues to be released int(...)

 Jenna-eve Smyth (25) died in the crash on June 18th 2016. Her sister said  she believed if her sister was still alive her mother would be too.

A driver convicted of causing a crash that killed his girlfriend in Co Meath three years ago was remanded in custody at Trim Circuit Court on Thursday(...)

ESB is due to introduce a  series of 150kW high-power hubs next year. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

ESB will start charging drivers who use its public electric car charging network from next month. Price plans will be available based on both subscrip(...)

How do you defend a simple symbol of your past against time and technology? Can you take the most basic of motoring vehicles and make it relevant for (...)

Kinnegad Plaza: staff at the Mac’s Place carvery. Photograph: Alan Betson

DRIVING AROUND IRELAND HAS CHANGED A LOT AS BIG, BRIGHT SERVICE STATIONS HAVE CROPPED UP ALONG THE MOTORWAY NETWORK, INCLUDING THE NEWLY OPENED KIN(...)

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