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A fire currently burning in Killarney National Park. Not a single prosecution for illegal burning has ever been brought by gardaí or any department in charge of the park. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Looking at the damage caused by a gorse fire in Killarney’s National Park, which destroyed thousands of acres of habitat, local solicitor and environm(...)

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year, according to official figures. The vast bulk went on salaries for teache(...)

Killarney Valley Athletics Club Arena has been built at a cost of €510,000

Plenty of sporting facilities have been built on the field of dreams premise, and part of the beauty of this one is there’s simply no excuse not to co(...)

Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It is understood that Fianna Fáil’s Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath and Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Sport and Gae(...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)

Nine Arches bridge which crosses the river Dodder at Milltown, Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

What’s so good about it? The southside suburb has a brilliantly mixed population: older established residents live alongside a younger cohort of deni(...)

Dudley in the driving seat.

Thursday Destination: Rambler’s Rest, Dunseverick, Co Antrim It’s 11am on a sunny Thursday morning when the two of us hit the road from our home in W(...)

An aerial view of the Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, which is part of the iNua hotel chain.

The operating arm of Irish-owned hotel chain iNua has been bought out by its management team. Ownership of iNua Partnership, which operates the eight(...)

Philip Doyle  after setting a new Irish record on the ergometer for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The Ireland team’s programme for this Olympic year will be hectic: there is no place for the European Championships. Yesterday, a forecast of troubl(...)

Ireland’s   Róisín Upton: “There’ll be around 40 of us training, all trying to make a squad of 16, so it’ll be extremely tough, but it has to be.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A lively first half to the Hockey League season ends this weekend with the final round of matches before the winter break, the campaign not resuming u(...)

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