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Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

The visiting box in the new National Violence Reduction Unit in the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. The unit is due to open to prisioners next week Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Four prisoners with records of extreme violence and who are currently being moved around jails surrounded by riot shield barriers are being sent to a (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said his department conducts several checks to assess the solvency of main contractors prior to the award of a contract on any school building project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of 18 schools countrywide has been set back this year alone because of the collapse of one company and the financial difficulties of anot(...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over ‘significant structural issues’. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Most schools that have been at the centre of structural concerns over recent weeks are set to either open or partially reopen following the mid-term b(...)

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

Two men are being questioned in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Athy, Co Kildare, on Thursday. The victim has been named as 34-year-ol(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, is closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A total of 22 schools built by Western Building Systems (WBS) have been identified as being in need of some level of remedial works before being able (...)

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed  in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

A man stabbed to death in Athy on Thursday has been named as 34-year-old David Boland from Nurney, Co Kildare. Gardaí are investigating the circumsta(...)

Skout Secure Intelligence has warned Irish users are being targeted with sophisticated extortion campaigns. Photograph: iStock

Irish users are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals carrying out extortion campaigns, cyber security firm Skout Secure Intelligence has war(...)

Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. The contraceptive pill arrived in Ireland in 1963, however contraception was not legalised here until 1980 Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Redemptorist “How many children have you?” asked The big Redemptorist. “Six, Father.” “The last, When was it born?” “Ten months ago.” “I cannot a(...)

Members of the public can contact the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515

A woman has been banned from keeping pets for life after an abused dog and the rotting carcass of another dog was found on her premises. Natalija Si(...)

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