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Some students in Tuesday’s Leaving Cert exam complained about the audio quality in the Spanish exam.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Students have criticised the audio quality of the Leaving Cert Spanish exam as “mumbled” , “echoey” and “difficult to hear”. The criticism comes just(...)

Charlie Flanagan said  increasing use of cocaine in Ireland was not a surprise given the buoyancy of the Irish economy. Photograph: Getty

People who take cocaine recreationally are ultimately as responsible for people being killed in gangland drug turf wars as those who source and supply(...)

Metallica: the veteran US heavy-metal band are on their WorldWired tour. Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

Seventy-five thousand fans are expected to see Metallica perform at Slane Castle on Saturday, June 8th, and at least 10 per cent of them are likely to(...)

During the eclipse, Crommelin operated the telescope loaned by the Royal Irish Academy, and it was his photographs which actually confirmed Einstein’s theory. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Most Irish people today are aware that astronomy thrived in Ireland during the 19th century, thanks to the enthusiasm of a number of prominent wealthy(...)

The conditions on the puppy farm in Co Carlow were described as squalid by an ISPCA chief inspector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A puppy farm where 340 dogs and 11 horses were kept in “absolute squalor” and dead dogs were used as food is one of the worst neglect cases ever seen,(...)

The medicinal use of cannabis has become increasingly common, as a number of states in the US and several countries in Europe have legalised possession and use for this purpose. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have (...)

The move is expected to result in about $600 million (€537 million) in annual savings for the company, says chief executive Jim Hackett.

Ford plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs, or about 10 per cent of its global workforce, as part of its ongoing, $11 billion (€9.85 billion) effort to restru(...)

Eugene Murtagh is a founder of  Cavan-based Kingspan.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh raised €44.5 million from selling shares in the insulation maker, it emerged on Friday. Mr Murtagh is a founder of t(...)

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Saturday, April 13th DUBLIN IS SOUND Pillow Queens Grand Social, Dublin, 1pm €12/€10 thegrandsocial.ie Co-presented by Nialler9 (ak(...)

Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

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