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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

Student  protesters in  Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students took to the streets at lunchtime on Friday in a second round of national protests demanding a more radical response (...)

Image from the climate protest on Friday, at Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students calling on the Government to back its demands on addressing the climate crisis facing the planet took to the streets(...)

The Metropolitan Regatta takes place on Saturday in Blessington

The clash of senior eights rivals UCD and Commercial should be a highlight of Metropolitan (Metro) Regatta on Saturday in Blessington. Last time out, (...)

  Eugene Cassidy’s poster has become a collectors’ item due to his surname appearing twice and his first name not appearing at all.

Despite the clamour against election posters, candidates – especially first-time candidates – believe they are a necessary evil. So far, however, 150(...)

While Ireland rowers  have returned from Italy, the boats have been delayed

It is a mark of the growth in numbers in Irish rowing that the top quality two-day Skibbereen Regatta is not the only big event this weekend. Portadow(...)

David Puttnam at home in Skibereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There is usually a sparkle in David Puttnam’s eyes which stays with you long after you spend time in his company – but that sparkle is nowhere to(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

Experienced coaches have been questioning whether  big lake regattas are suitable for those below junior 16 level

The Irish University Championships were cancelled after just three events last weekend, but a new date has been pencilled in, and it looks like the re(...)

Gigabit connectivity has been installed in 13 co-working hubs to date now. Photograph: iStock

Vodafone and Siro, the company in which it is a joint venture partner with the ESB, have expanded their high-speed connectivity presence to three new (...)

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