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A protester demonstrating against direct provision in 2017. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 650 additional beds have been secured for asylum seekers in direct provision centres to socially distance and self- isolate, the Department (...)

Take a walk at Coucane Barra, and pass the entrance to St Finbarr’s Oratory and  the serene lake shore

Back in 2001, to protect our agriculture industry during the foot-and-mouth crisis, we were banned from visiting the hills, and Irish countryside gene(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, charges €2.50 for the first hour and €9.20 for four hours in the public hospital car park. File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hospital car parking remains expensive in many hospitals across the country over a year after the HSE advised hospital managers to cap hospital car pa(...)

A small group of protesters gathered in Tullamore on Saturday. Photograph: Gearoid Keegan

A small group gathered in Tullamore on Saturday morning to protest against a direct provision centre. The protest, which was organised on social medi(...)

Marian Hostel in Tullamore, which is due to become a direct provision centre for refugees and asylum seekers. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A protest against the direct provision centre set to open in Tullamore in March is scheduled to take place this Saturday in the Offaly town. The demo(...)

Joyce Stokes: “If I have a bad night’s sleep, the trembling becomes more frequent the next day.” Photograph: Shane Stokes

Saturday is designated World Rare Diseases Day in an attempt to highlight rare diseases and their impacts on individuals and their families. Rare dise(...)

The Marian Hostel in Tullamore, which is due to become a direct provision centre for refugees and asylum seekers. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

John Cusack, the manager of the Bridge Shopping Centre in Tullamore, prides himself on neutrality. He recalls with a flicker of a smile how he recent(...)

The Marian Hostel was opened in 1954 by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to provide accommodation for young working women.

A former hostel run by nuns in Tullamore town centre, Co Offaly is to be used to house up to 168 asylum seekers. The Department of Justice confirmed (...)

Snow in Ballinagh, Co Cavan on Monday morning.

Several car crashes have occurred in Galway as drivers deal with treacherous road conditions because of snow and hail. Crashes have happened on the M(...)

An 85-year-old pedestrian has died following a road incident in Co Offaly on Thursday.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An 85-year-old pedestrian has died following a road incident in Co Offaly on Thursday. The incident occurred in the Mountheaton area at about 6pm, w(...)

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