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Minister for Education Norma Foley:   she stressed the “huge potential” identified by teachers  and the community for collaboration between schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A two-year pilot project to support and save small rural primary schools by encouraging them to work together in “clusters” has been launched by Minis(...)

Lives Lost: Sean Doyle: He loved life on the farm and worked hard all his life.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

 John (Jack) Kelly ‘always had a story to tell, and a joke to share. He was able to take the slaggings as good as he could give them’.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Greenhall Lodge, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

In a recent interview, U2 singer Bono clarified a comment about everyone being in the same boat during the current coronavirus crisis, by likening the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Leinster’s Anna Doyle is tackled by Munster’s Ciara Scanlon during the women’s Interprovincial at  Irish Independent Park, Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Anna Doyle didn’t have to look very far to source inspiration. Lucy Mulhall, the captain of the Ireland women’s sevens team, is her cousin and someon(...)

Fred Hersch, one of the most respected musicians on the New York jazz scene, plays the Bray Jazz Festival

Ten years ago, as he lay recovering from an illness that many thought would end his life, let alone his career, Fred Hersch’s doctor said something th(...)

Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

What: Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow see myhome.ie How much: €299,000 Why: Artist Gillian Deeney had passed by this pretty cottage near Tinahely man(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Alfred Lawless Jnr took over running the company from his father in  1999

With one machine and a set up investment of £10,000, Alfred Lawless returned to Wicklow in 1972 to establish Automatic Plastics after a brief trial em(...)

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