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People travelling by car and on motorcycle face a 10 per cent increase on the M3, with the cost rising to €1.50 for cars and 80 cent for motorcycles. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hauliers face a 10 cent increase in toll charges on many of the State’s motorways next year but people travelling by car or motorcycle will only see t(...)

Eire Og’s Ross Dunphy tackles and Conal Keaney of Ballyboden St Enda’s during the Leinster Senior Football Championship club final at O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s have made things hard for themselves in their two Leinster finals. In 2015 they were nearly dragged into extra-time by Portlaoise(...)

The first four areas to be serviced  will be the areas around the cities of Limerick, Kilkenny and Galway, and around Carrigaline, south of Cork city.

The first 35 areas to be served with high-speed broadband under the National Broadband Plan have been revealed at a private industry meeting. The loc(...)

Supermac’s Holdings directly employed 1,720 staff in the year to whom it paid €34.6 million.

Supermac’s recorded profits of €23.7 million last year as its sales jumped to €172 million on the back of new openings, recently filed accounts show. (...)

Both PDFORRA, which represents non-commissioned ranks in the Naval Service, and RACO, which represents commissioned officers, said the tax credit is a step in the right direction but will not be enough to retain personnel. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Naval Service representatives have welcomed a Government announcement of a special tax credit of almost €1,300 a year for those on sea patrol duty but(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Declining home ownership due to  a ‘failure of Government policy’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have traded insults over each other’s housing policies in an early sign of what is likely to be one of the major battlegroun(...)

Suaad Alshleh:  ‘I would say, never lose your ambition, work hard and . . . you’ll get there.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Three years ago Suaad Alshleh, a newly arrived 14-year-old Syrian asylum seeker, arrived in Ireland with dreams of becoming a doctor. This year she s(...)

Paul Kehoe, Minister of State for Defence. In response to a parliamentary question this week Mr Kehoe said the uniforms had ‘zero monetary value within Civil Defence’ as they had all been discontinued in 2006. Photograph: Sam Boal

The Department of Defence has asked An Garda Síochána to investigate how Civil Defence uniforms donated for use in Pakistan ended up on sale in m(...)

Merchants Quay Ireland chairman Mick Price and chief executive Paula Byrne at the launch of the MQI annual review. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Declan Coyne used drugs for more than 30 years, and ended up homeless and in emergency accommodation as a result. Now, after being clean for the pas(...)

Patrick Ramsbottom fired a warning shot at a man who had disturbed their plans to sabotage the railway link between Waterford and Dublin in order to prevent troop reinforcements arriving from Rosslare. Image: Military Service Pensions Collection

County: Laois Incident: A shooting at Colt Wood, Portlaoise Date: Easter Sunday, 1916 The man generally credited with firing the first shot of the Ea(...)

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