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Gerry Hutch, also known as ‘The Monk’, will ask the High Court for orders to prevent  the Special Criminal Court hearing his trial on charges of the murder of Kinahan gang member David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Photograph: Reuters

As the first law term of 2022 opens on Monday, Graham Dwyer continues to await the final outcome of the State’s appeal against a landmark ruling in hi(...)

Brothers Jamal  and Iqbal Nasiri, who had to flee their home in Afghanistan, in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

People who salute brothers Iqbal (26) and Jamal (22) Nasiri on the streets of Ballaghaderreen would never imagine the drama that preceded their arriva(...)

Walk-in clinics will continue this week in a bid to give the booster vaccine to as many as possible, says the head of the HSE’s vaccination campaign. Photograph: iStock

In an acceleration of the booster vaccine rollout, 23 vaccine centres are open for walk-ins without appointments on Monday, while more centres are exp(...)

File photo of Judge John Neilan arriving at Tullamore Court Photo: Kevin Clancy/ViewPoint

The death has occurred of retired District Judge John F. Neilan. His family said the former judge died peacefully at his home at Abbey Street, Roscom(...)

Outdoor gyms   have become more popular in public places across the island in recent years. Photograph: iStock

You’ve seen them, but have you ever used them? Outdoor gyms – those robust exercise machines designed for adults to use in the open air –(...)

Strokestown residents Shane Lynskey and Annette Feeley: Their local branch of Bank of Ireland is to close in September.

News that two Bank of Ireland branches, less than 12km apart, are to close in Co Roscommon was met with anger and disappointment in the towns of Strok(...)

A Covid-19 vaccination area  at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The decision to locate just one mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in Co Galway is “surprising” given the size of the county, Sinn Féin TD Mairéad Farre(...)

The steady decrease in the birth rate has continued from a peak in 2008. Photograph: iStock

Rates of births, marriages and adoptions continue to fall in Ireland while the death rate increases. Church marriages also continue to drop as civil m(...)

5, 20 Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

TOWN Address: Apartment 5, 20 Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6 Agent: Sherry FitzGerald An upgrade on the classic bedsit, this micro apartment in a (...)

A coin from Henry II’s reign. The Battle of Áth an Chip in the summer of 1270 was the biggest reverse the Anglo-Normans suffered since first landing in Ireland a century before.

Irish victories over a foreign foe are rare enough to be revered through the centuries, yet one 750 years ago has been almost completely forgotten. (...)

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