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The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) examines the 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate between October 13th and 26th in each of the 166 electoral areas. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The electoral area of Ballyjamesduff in Co Cavan has the highest 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus cases in the State and is more than five times t(...)

Hawkins House: An Bord Pleanála granted permission to the Office of Public Works three years ago for its demolition, and its replacement with an office complex. Photograph:  Bryan O Brien/ The Irish Times

Demolition of Hawkins House, the former Department of Health headquarters in Dublin city centre, has finally started three years after it was approved(...)

Cllr Lorna Bogue   said she had pointed out the need for institutional change in the party.

Green Party councillor Lorna Bogue has resigned from the party citing the Government’s handling of issues around the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.(...)

 The MEPs approved the appointment of the long time Fine Gael representative with a decisive vote of 583 in favour and 75 against on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/ EPA

Mairead McGuinness has been approved by the European Parliament to be Ireland’s commissioner, taking up the brief of financial services. In a vote on(...)

The pharmacist said he had “developed significant issues arising from mental health and, as a consequence, have now developed an addiction to alcohol and medication”. Photograph: Getty

A superintendent pharmacist has been suspended from practising by the High Court on grounds of a risk to public health and safety. The suspension app(...)

Seán O’Neill’s Down jersey and football boots, worn in the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Football final when they beat Kerry, and a football signed by the team, at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Of all the many conversations I’ve had over the years about the rise of the 1960 Down team, one in particular stands out to this day. And it wasn’t wi(...)

‘Well we’re going to have to see what happens: US president Donald Trump said at a Whitehouse press conference when asked about a peaceful transfer of power after election. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after November’s election — an unprecedented statement by a US president —(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium after his green jersey victory. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

Traditionally the only thing as epic as the last day of the Tour de France down the Champs-Élysées is the epic after-party for each of the jersey winn(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of  stage 10  of the Tour de France from   Le Chateau d’Oleron to Saint Martin de Re. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Helen Bennett is standing in the doorway about to say goodbye when her eyes begin to well up. Just thinking about it, stuck in each passing moment, it(...)

Oatlands College in Stillorgan: the policy available on the school website at the time of writing in early September still had references to non-refundable payments.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two years ago legislation was enacted to end the practice of schools charging admission fees for enrolment. The law is clear: “A board shall not char(...)

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