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New apprenticeships in engineering, wind turbine maintenance and hairdressing are among those to be rolled out soon under plans to expand career options for school-leavers. Image: iStock.

New apprenticeships in engineering, wind turbine maintenance and hairdressing are among those to be rolled out soon under plans to expand career optio(...)

Sabine Walsh and Noel Mulkeen at the Build Block business centre in Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Having opened a new Ford car dealership in Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo, in August, brothers David and Ray Porter are acutely aware of how the Brexit-inspi(...)

  Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue pilots will begin a work-to-rule on Thursday. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Helicopter pilots working for the Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue service are to take industrial action from midday on Thursday in a dispute over (...)

Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

On the night of December 18th, 1919, a group of IRA men met at the Sinn Féin Club on North Summer Street, Dublin. The fire was roaring. There was much(...)

Constance Markievicz and Kathleen Lynn at Earlsfort Terrace probably taken at the treaty debates, circa Dec 1921-Jan 1922. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

In May 2018 another tranche of pension records were released, bringing the total number of applications for pensions submitted by women released to da(...)

The longest delays were in the southeast of the country: almost 23,000 children and adolescents are waiting on an appointment. File photograh: Getty Images

Tens of thousands of children are languishing on dental waiting lists, many “suffering through pain and infections”, Fianna Fáil’s health spokesman St(...)

Simon Clark and Rachel Winter who are running around the coast of Ireland for their chosen charity Ecologia Youth Trust pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

“We’re quite shy, actually, both of us are,” says Simon, topping up his glass of ginger beer. “I’m not good at asking for anything, really,” says Rac(...)

More than 100 people gathered at Gurteen post office on Sunday morning. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Villagers in Gurteen, Co Sligo, who have launched a “military-style” operation in a bid to save their post office, say 30 jobs will be lost if the out(...)

Maeve’s Cairn: megalithic tomb on a limestone mountain in Co Sligo

One of Sligo’s best-known landmarks, reputed to be Queen’s Maeve’s grave, on the summit of Knocknarea, is being put at risk by increased volumes of wa(...)

The corncrake, known for its rasping call, was once widespread across the countryside, but the population was decimated by mechanised farming. Photograph: iStock

The State’s bid to save the corncrake from national extinction received a boost last year with the number of calling males increasing by 8 per cent to(...)

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