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Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Students hold a moment of silence during a rally while taking part in National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Jim Young/Getty Images

Students across the US have streamed out of their schools in the latest round of gun control protests following the February shooting at a high school(...)

Bord na Móna has  been moving into businesses such as electricity generation, waste processing and horticulture in recent years.

About 85 workers at a Bord na Móna factory face compulsory redundancy in what is the first such agreement between unions and a State company for more (...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)

The peat briquette has been regarded as the quintessential Irish fuel for decades but is a fairly recent invention. It was developed to meet a lack of coal in the wake of the second World War.

The writing has been on the wall for the peat briquette for a long time but its demise has accelerated in recent years. Consumer demand has fallen a(...)

Michael O’Reilly was already charged with being intoxicated in a public place and engaging in abusive, insulting or threatening behaviour. Photograph: Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images

International boxer Michael O’Reilly has been charged with three criminal damage offences as a result of an alleged incident in Co Tipperary last year(...)