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Road works on the M7 as they  neared completion last week. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

All three lanes of the newly upgraded M7 in Co Kildare are in operation for the first time on Friday but at a reduced speed limit of 60km/h. This is (...)

The M7 upgrade works. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Speeding motorists have been the biggest issue facing those working on the upgrade of the M7 motorway in Co Kildare over the past 20 months, the chief(...)

Sallins, Co Kildare: the population has doubled between 2002 and 2016 from just under 3,000 to almost 6,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

The M7 is being widened from two to three lanes on a 13.6km stretch between Naas and Newbridge between Junction 8 (Johnstown) and Junction 11 where the M7 and M9 merge. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Part of a long-awaited upgrade to the M7 is due to open on Monday. The M7 is being widened from two to three lanes on a 13.6km stretch between Naas a(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

Anthropomorphism, now there’s a word. It means giving an animal or object human characteristics. Such as Disney etc do with Mickey and Minnie Mouse et(...)

Ireland, County Cork, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Beara, Eyeries, colorful houses

What do you see when you see rows of brightly coloured houses, or strips of sherbet buildings? A postcard-perfect village? Evidence of a community wor(...)

Irish Rail worker Ted Maher with Hamish who boarded a commuter train in Co Kildare and ended up at Dublin’s Heuston station on Wednesday. Photograph: David Young/PA

Hamish, the dog who became a social media favourite after boarding a train to Dublin unaccompanied, is to be reunited with his family. Tyson’s real o(...)

A man has died in a crash near the entrance to Dublin’s Port Tunnel is closed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist in his 50s on the M50 close to the Port Tunnel. The single vehicle crash happened sh(...)

Heuston Station: Delays have caused fury. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are significant delays to all services via Heuston Station because of a mechanical fault between Sallins and Newbridge. Irish Rail said the del(...)

The upgrade involves widening the road from two to three lanes in both directions to ease congestion. File photograph: Google Street View

Road works originally expected to last two years along the M7 motorway are expected to be completed by April. The route runs continuously from the o(...)

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