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The latest Hiqa reports warned that in six of the 14 centres examined, older people’s needs were not always met. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unsuitable staffing, overcrowded rooms and a lack of respect for residents’ dignity and privacy have been highlighted in reports on a number of centre(...)

Derek Brockwell who escaped custody on February 17th, 2015 and was recaptured. Photograph: Irish Prison Service /PA

A Co Meath man has pleaded guilty to helping armed robber Derek Brockwell escape from Portlaoise Prison two years ago. Alan Donohue (34), St Oliver’s(...)

People queuing for water in Termonabbey on the outskirts of Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The head of Irish Water said he was as “confident” as he could be that water would be fixed for Louth and Meath by Thursday. Irish Water is strugglin(...)

Tommy Carberry with Bobbyjo. From his small stables near Ratoath, Co Meath, Carberry produced Bobbyjo to win the Aintree Grand National in 1999. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Tommy Carberry, who died on July 12th aged 75, is acknowledged as one of the outstanding National Hunt jockeys in Irish racing history. Yet his exploi(...)

Former jockey and trainer Tommy Carberry who passed away on Wednesday was a Champion jockey four times between 1973-76, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on three occasions. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

Tommy Carberry, one of the most decorated jockeys in Irish racing history, and who both rode and trained winners of the Aintree Grand National, died o(...)

Lisa Nevin wore this top in memory of her partner, Christopher Nevin, at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last November. Photograph: Collins

One man was imprisoned for life while another will be sentenced next Monday for their part in killing a man during an argument over a pedigree chihuah(...)

‘This isn’t politicians making designations to be popular or to try and bring home good news to their areas,’   Simon Coveney said.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Rent pressure zones are due to be extended to Galway, parts of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow as Minister for Housing Simon Coveney announces details of u(...)

On Christmas Eve, Luas services will stop at 8pm and there will be no services on Christmas Day.

Thousands of people will turn to public transport to travel over the festive and New Year’s party season. Timetables have been changed from normal (...)

Seán Reilly’s firm, McGarrell Reilly Homes, has a substantial site in the Pace/Dunboyne area in Co Meath that the council had earmarked for zoning. It   hopes to build there. Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s job-creation fund and developer Seán Reilly are likely to benefit following a Government decision to drop opposition to a zoning proposal (...)

Des Kelly Interiors in Phibsborough, Co Dublin.

Friends and colleagues of Des Kelly have paid tribute to the well-known Dublin businessman following news of his death this week. The founder and own(...)

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