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Cignal chairman Donal O’Shaughnessy (left) and chief executive Colin Cunningham.

Telecoms infrastructure firm Cignal said it planned to invest €25 million over the next two years to help tackle coverage blackspots around the countr(...)

Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised when he was attacked after a match.

FAI chief executive John Delaney has agreed to meet with representatives of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society (ISRS) next week to discuss the issue o(...)

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(...)

The area in Cook Street, Dublin, where Michal Waskiewicz died while sleeping rough. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The death of a homeless man on a Dublin street this week was “tragic” and efforts are underway to provide additional accommodation for people without (...)

The St Margaret’s Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities failing to spend their Traveller accommodation budgets could face financial sanctions, under proposals being examined by Government-(...)

John Phelan, a married father-of-two, previously served a seven year sentence from 2008 for raping and sexually abusing a young girl in 1989 and 1990 when she was between nine and 11 years old. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A horse trader and convicted rapist has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the rape of a young girl who came to work with him because she drea(...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over ‘significant structural issues’. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Most schools that have been at the centre of structural concerns over recent weeks are set to either open or partially reopen following the mid-term b(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, is closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A total of 22 schools built by Western Building Systems (WBS) have been identified as being in need of some level of remedial works before being able (...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

Laois captain Ross King received a serious facial injury playing for his club Rathdowney-Erril against Camross earlier this month. Photograph: Paul Dargan

It is tempting to believe that the GAA season ends when the gold streamers fall across the field at Croke Park, the Sam Maguire is hoisted and a thous(...)

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