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 People enjoying Longitude Festival at Marlay Park on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

US state department advice that American citizens should stay away from the Longitude festival this weekend has been described as “beyond ridiculous” (...)

 Mary Kelly and Grainne Devine at the Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice Charity Shop on Leixlip’s Main Street. Devine    believes Intel’s presence has had a positive effect on the town. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

In the early microchip capitals of the world, in Munich, Eindhoven and Boston, Irish emigrants were being tempted home. “We’ll set up shop in the lo(...)

Maddix and his mother, Nadine Staunton, who is struggling to find a new school for her son. Photograph: James Forde

Aidan Ennis (6), from Cherry Orchard, Dublin, will be almost eight before he finally starts school. He has autism, and his mother, Louise Lawlor, has(...)

Ciara Byrne, originally from Palmerstown in Dublin, caught the Obama Foundation’s eye with her Green Our Planet schools garden project in Nevada

An Irish woman has been selected for the prestigious 2019 Obama Fellowship programme established by the former US president to find the best community(...)

A teenager with Down syndrome was  found walking along a grass verge on the N4, close to the M50 motorway, approximate location above. File photograph: Google Street View

A 19-year-old teenager with Down syndrome was found unaccompanied on a grass verge near the M50 motorway after he was left behind following a swimming(...)

Judge Martin Nolan accepted that John Cash had a difficult mental history and addictions to both drugs and alcohol.

A man previously jailed for knocking down and killing two French tourists has been sentenced to three and half years in prison for driving at a garda (...)

There were improvements in safeguarding training and in the number and quality of plans to protect people from risks although this was not consistently implemented at the centres, Hiqa said.

Mark Hilliard A residential care service for children and adults with both intellectual disabilities and complex health needs has been told it must (...)

The InSinkErator (above): With advancements in water efficiency, noise reduction and the macerating capabilities of newer waste-disposal models, combined with improvements in treatment facilities,  old arguments against  disposal units do not hold as much merit.

In America, waste (or garbage) disposal units connected to the sink are as common as microwaves in domestic kitchens, yet in Ireland they are still a (...)

The Foxhunter closed its doors in 2012 five years after it was bought by  a consortium  for about €17 million

The former Foxhunter pub in Lucan is on the market through agent Savills and, while there’s no official guide price for the property, it could achieve(...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

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