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In their High Court actions, the teachers claim the decision to redeploy them breaches the Department of Education’s circular and is contrary to fair procedures, irrational and unreasonable. Image: iStock

Two secondary school teachers have launched High Court challenges over a decision to redeploy them. The cases have been brought by Aisling McTiernan (...)

The blockade, which lasted more than an hour, at the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea when the first of 12 residents was being transferred to an alternative facility. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Anita Flanagan felt as if she was at a funeral as she and fellow locals walked alongside a wheelchair-accessible taxi making its way through the stree(...)

Members of Club Rossie at the Royal Canal Park Development in Ashtown, Dublin 15, where they raffled off a house valued  at €425,000.

Roscommon GAA supporters are jubilant after a raffle for a house in Dublin raised just over €1.4 million. More than 14,000 tickets at €100 each were(...)

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(...)

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