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John Creedon: Italian, French and Spanish place names were brought to Ireland as the Dublin middle classes returned from travelling, hence Sorrento Road and Vico Road in Dalkey. Photograph: Don Macmonagle

There’s an old folk tale that dates from a time when the Russian-Finnish border was being redrawn. Some rather stern officials from Moscow knocked on (...)

The Office of the Planning Regulator expressed doubt about Offaly County Council’s draft development plan projecting the population of Tullamore as growing by 4,753 by 2027. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s planning watchdog has questioned proposals by Offaly County Council to plan for a 33 per cent increase in the population of Tullamore over(...)

Part of the seizure made by gardaí on Saturday in Portarlington. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A man has been arrested following the seizure of €161,000 worth of cocaine in Portarlington. Gardaí arrested the man, aged in his early 20s, followi(...)

Post mortems are being carried out on the bodies of two brothers who drowned in a diving accident at University Hospital Limerick before their remains will be handed over to their family for burial. Photograph: Press 22

Tributes were paid to Laois brothers Fergus and Philip Brophy, who drowned in a diving incident at a quarry, in Co Tipperary, on Sunday. Fr Tom Doole(...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey

MEDICALLY, THEY WERE SPARED THE WORST EFFECTS OF COVID-19. ECONOMICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY, IRELAND’S YOUNG WILL SUFFER HUGE CONSEQUENCES FROM COR(...)

Dundrum Town Centre manager Don Nugent: ‘I feel almost as if we are opening for the first time.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

There was guilt and giddy excitement in equal measure in the gleaming glass halls of the Dundrum Town Centre as it opened its doors to shoppers almost(...)

WE PICK OUT SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO SPEND THE WARMER MONTHS AS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS GRADUALLY EASE Things you can do this weekend and all summer (...)

Gardaí have urged anyone with any information on the illegal importation, sale or supply of prescription drugs to contact them.

Gardaí in the midlands are carrying out searches in two towns in an effort to locate a batch of drugs which is suspected of leading to the deaths of t(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

 The Sportsground in  Galway will be redeveloped into a modern stadium with a capacity of 12,000. The current pitch will be replaced with synthetic grass.

Over €2 million is being withheld from the FAI’s Munster Centre of Excellence in Glanmire until issues concerning the governance of the FAI are resolv(...)

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