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Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co Tyrone, a few miles northwest of Cookstown. Photograph: Ken Williams

Less than 100 years ago, dark skies dominated Ireland. For millennia, the stars guided farmers and helped form our earliest mythologies, while the cyc(...)

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.  The frequency of the Dart service between Bray and Howth Junction is increasing to every 10 minutes.

Irish Rail has introduced a range of changes to its timetables, as it increases the frequency of the Dart between Bray and Howth Junction. The Dart w(...)

Fish doesn’t need to be cooked by a magician to make it delectable. Photograph: Getty Images

How did we become so infatuated with cod and salmon? We are a beef nation after all. I’m always surprised how little time we give to fish, trying othe(...)

The Pope’s visit to Ireland, the first since Pope John Paul II’s overwhelming reception in 1979, would always have made global headlines. However, ag(...)

No long term strategic planning by the Irish bishops, said Fr Bernard Cotter. Photograph: iStock

The Catholic Church in Ireland has failed to make any proper preparation for the priestless future awaiting it, an Irish priest has warned. Fr Bernar(...)

Dr William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairman of the Irish Catholic humanitarian aid agency Trócaire. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is to divest from fossil fuels in keeping with a global pledge by Pope Francis in order to combat climate chang(...)

Kerri Leonard: “Since I was 12 I wanted to become a guard but I can see a whole new career path opened to me to become a solicitor or barrister.”

What did you study and where? Pre-university law at Dunboyne College of Further Education. Why did you choose a further education course? I didn’(...)

In 2011, Ian Elliott and his team began reviews of child safeguarding in all Ireland’s 26 Catholic dioceses and at all of its religious congregations. File photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Vatican could learn from how the Irish Catholic Church has addressed the clerical child sex abuse issue in parishes, dioceses and religious congre(...)

Ailbhe O’Halloran of UCD students’ union says some students are being forced to commute from long distances. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students’ unions are refusing to advertise some student digs on the basis that that homeowners are charging “exorbitant” rents. UCD students’ union s(...)

Some of those had hoped to study arts in UCD and had CAO points in the 340-380 range but missed out due to an unexpected jump of about 50 points.

* Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2018 Round One offers: https://iti.ms/2N1opT7 Tens of thousands of very happy Central Applications Offic(...)

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