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Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick – the first book to be distributed in Bookseed programme

Babies as young as three months old will be given free books as part of a scheme to encourage parents to read to them, which begins in Limerick next m(...)

The garda is being investigated on suspicion of the offence of corruption in public office which carries a prison term of up to 10 years on conviction.

A Limerick-based garda has been arrested on suspicion of taking corrupt payments from a high-profile criminal gang. The garda, who has significant ex(...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit was on duty in Rathkeale, Co Limerick over Christmas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young man required approximately sixty stitches for facial injuries after he was stabbed with a broken bottle during a dispute between two Traveller(...)

Detectives investigating the vintage car scam believe about 20 vehicles were obtained by the gang by fraudulent or deceptive means

Gardaí have arrested members of a Limerick-based organised crime gang on suspicion of running a vintage car fraud scam. The gang members are being qu(...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit will be on duty throughout, along with the Traffic Corps. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Armed gardaí will be deployed on the streets of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, throughout Christmas and New Year, a senior garda has told councillors, along (...)

Pope Francis arrives at the Phoenix Park to celebrate mass. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The Byrne family from Ballyduff, Co Kerry, are among the first to arrive at the Phoenix Park for the papal mass. Sitting close to the front of the alt(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The “first real Shannon maintenance scheme since Queen Victoria” will start to pay off this winter as flood protection, water-level management and wor(...)

The very idea of doing the breast stroke in the middle of a bustling city centre could seem like a mad-capped notion. Granted, wading within concrete (...)

George Mealy holding the carved rhino horn figurine

An Irishman visiting Morocco who bought a figurine in an antiques shop for €60 has discovered that his holiday souvenir is a 25,000-year-old piece of (...)

Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

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