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Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

There were roughly two unemployed people for every job vacancy in Dublin, the study found. Photograph: Getty

Dublin’s labour market is now as tight as central London’s, according to a study by the Central Bank and recruitment website Indeed. The research, pr(...)

Gavin Carroll, general manager of the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, and bartender Mario De Santis toast the return of the third annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s Merchant Hotel

Belfast’s food and drink scene is buzzing. The city’s Restaurant Week returns on September 23rd-29th, and a month-long Festival of Prosecco is we(...)

Fianna Fáil general election candidate Lisa McDonald: ‘not happy’ at party moves.

A Fianna Fáil general election candidate has accused her party of “sexism” and says its Dáil team resembles an “out of shape” male soccer team. Wexfo(...)

“How had the Irish Catholic Church gone from being such a powerful political institution in the late 1960s, with 34,000 priests, nuns and brothers, supported by an income of €1 billion per annum, to almost total collapse 40 years later, and having presided over the systemic abuse of thousands of children and its cover-up?” File photograph: Getty

As a young man I worked as a missionary in the Philippines. By 1973 I had departed the Philippines and the priesthood. On return to Ireland I was app(...)

Cryptosporidium was detected in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016. Photograph: iStock

Cryptosporidium contamination of public drinking water supplies in Ireland is increasing and poses a risk to public health, the EPA has warned. The 2(...)

Co Cavan has the lowest rate at less than 1 per cent of pupils with only one school in the county offering classes through Irish. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The number of pupils being taught through Irish in primary school have reached record high levels in the recent school year. Almost one in 12 schoolc(...)

The protest ‘Disco outside the Dáil’ (actually Molesworth Street) was timed to coincide with the Dublin visit of US vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A “Disco outside the Dáil” organised in protest against the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence drew a crowd to Kildare Street this afternoon. Prot(...)

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Connolly Motor Group has acquired the Hyundai dealership in Ballybrit, Co Galway, expanding its workforce to 280. The deal will also mean Connolly Mo(...)

Winners of the 40th Lough Melvin Competition (from left), Stevie Ellis and Chris Callaghan with Gareth Foley of Foley Boats (standing) and club president Malcolm Finney.

The picturesque village of Garrison in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland came alive last weekend as hundreds of anglers from across Ireland and abroad gathe(...)

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