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Former minister for communications Denis Naughten: While there’s broad sympathy for Mr Naughten in  Roscommon, concern remains over the future rollout of broadband in rural areas. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It was business as usual for former minister for communications Denis Naughten on Saturday as he launched the first phase of the Portunny Heritage Tra(...)

Declan O’Callaghan  photographed in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a joke doing the rounds in Ballaghaderreen. “What does it cost to post a letter in Ballagh?” goes the opening line. “Ohhh, around €1,800,” go(...)

In 1994, at the Irish senior championships, they were pulling runners out of the mud for hours afterwards. There must be dozens of spikes still buried in those fields, lost souvenirs of a running war.

We were already ankle deep in mud and soon to be destroyed by the madness, starving, hysterical, naked. There are some things that young and innocent (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Terry Leyden, a No campaigner: “The Yes campaign was very effective,” he said, adding  he was not surprised by the Yes vote’s victory.

International media had descended on Roscommon Town in the past few weeks, with many expecting the constituency to deliver a No vote in the abortion r(...)

Tallying as votes are counted at the Dublin county centre in Citywest, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final tally at the Tipperary count centre shows a victory for the Yes side with 58.3 per cent of the votes, Conor Kane reports. All of the ballo(...)

Urge to recycle? A blackbird gets set to fly off with  an empty disposable coffee cup in its beak on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Coffee lovers could be facing a price increase for takeaway coffees, the Department of the Environment says. A new “latte levy” is being considered w(...)

‘Prolific scam artist’ is jailed for five years

Ann Healy A man believed by gardaí to be one of the most prolific scam artists in the country using the DoneDeal website has been jailed for five yea(...)

Happier times. Some small farmers in the party favour Varadkar because they believe Coveney represents big farmers more, while others feel Varadkar has been more willing to press their flesh during constituency visits

There will be no peasants’ revolt in Fine Gael. The party does not do revolts, but, beware Leo Varadkar, not all of the party’s members are willing to(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross told People Before Profit Alliance TD Bríd Smith the four projects were selected due to their potential impact on road safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

Part of a €100 million Revenue tax refund, which arose after a European ruling on the charging of VAT on motorway tolls, is to be spent on a series of(...)

More than 10,000 people turned out for Darkness into Light in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

Like many small, rural parts of Ireland, a lot of families from in and around Ballaghaderreen have been touched by suicide. Early on Saturday morning(...)

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