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Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

Overnight snow caused travel disruptions across parts of the UK. Photograph: Thames Valley Police Roads Policing/PA Wire

Motorists had to abandon their vehicles in icy conditions in the Lake District of England and flights were delayed at airports across the UK on Wednes(...)

Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Christian Fuchs of Leicester City faces the cameras during a press conference at The King Power Stadium. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

To put into perspective the size of the task Leicester City face: Atlético Madrid have eliminated Bayern Munich, Barcelona (twice), Che(...)

Swissport check-in staff and baggage handlers at airports across UK have announced a two-day strike. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Christmas flights into and out of UK airports are facing severe disruption following the announcement of a two-day strike by check-in staff and baggag(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy who has died at the age of 72: his friend and colleague David Shanks described him as “perhaps the nicest man I’ve ever met”

The death has occurred of former Irish Times journalist, novelist and playwright Declan Burke-Kennedy, who was also a co-founder of Dublin’s influenti(...)

Tributes left outside a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, where the bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie (13) were found murdered. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two 15-year-olds have been given life sentences, both with minimum terms of 20 years, at Nottingham Crown Court for the murders of a mother and daught(...)

Drugs estimated to be worth more than €4 million have been seized by the Revenue Commissioners. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Drugs estimated to be worth more than €4 million have been seized by the Revenue Commissioners. The seizure occurred on Sunday following routine pro(...)

‘Irish nationality is something that I’ve considered and discussed for a long time, and something that I’d take very seriously.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I grew up in Nottinghamshire. You’ll probably know us for Robin Hood, but I prefer to tell people that it’s the birthplace of ibuprofen. See which one(...)

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