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Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said in total 8,000 European local authorities will be able to benefit from the scheme between now and 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities which will receive funding for free wifi hotspots in public spaces have been named by the European Commission. The EU is making €1(...)

Cystic fibrosis campaigner Jillian McNulty outside Leinster House

Jillian McNulty believes she would not be here today if it wasn’t for Orkambi. The medicine, which she accessed via a clinical trial, is a (...)

The report found carers can look after loved ones for up to 17 hours a day and the commitment involved can leave to social isolation. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA

The assumption that extended families in rural areas will always be there to help out no longer applies, a new report has suggested. A study into fa(...)

Met Éireann says conditions are due to turn wet and windy in coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times/File photo

Ireland is bracing itself for up to a week of bad weather as the remnants of Storm Diana brings heavy rain and wind across the country. Heavy rain is(...)

Peter Conlon:  due to be released from a Swiss jail on December 22nd

Businessman Peter Conlon faces further court actions in Ireland after being jailed for embezzlement in Switzerland last Wednesday. Mr Conlon was jai(...)

Exterior of Eglinton Hostel direct provision centre in Salthill Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of commercial hotels in the east of the country are being used as temporary direct provision centres to meet the rise in demand for accommoda(...)

Poulnabrone dolmen in Co Clare. Photograph: iStock

A koan is a paradoxical riddle without a solution. It’s also an apt definition of many of Ireland’s placenames. These encoded glimpses into our cultur(...)

Traveller housing in Ballymun, Dublin. Seventeen local authorities have between them failed to spend €10.3 million on Traveller housing in the first three-quarters of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Less than a fifth of funding allocated for Traveller accommodation this year has been spent, and more than half of local authorities have spent nothin(...)

Actors Jim Norton and Cathy Belton during filming of Prisoners of the Moon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A Leitrim-based film company will mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a production that the director acknowledges will offer a di(...)

Guitarist Rory Gallagher: Photograph:  Andrew Putler/Redferns

The brother of legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher has lent his support to an online campaign by music fans to persuade Cork City Council to name(...)

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