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In 2020 the number of people using Tallaght drugs and alcohol task force services because of crack cocaine addiction was among the highest in the country.   Photograph: Getty Images

Tallaght drugs and alcohol task force have called for €1 million in extra funding as a new report has found a “tsunami” of crack cocaine addiction and(...)

Family handout photo of Adam Terry (10) from Whitechurch, Co Cork

Ten-year-old Adam Terry, who has been waiting years for scoliosis surgery, has undergone a successful surgery at Crumlin children’s hospital in Dublin(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin described the delay of several years in the case a ‘systems failure’ in the health service. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

A 10-year-old child waiting for more than four years for crucial scoliosis surgery has been given a “provisional date” for the procedure, his parents (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘[The surgery] has to happen, and it must happen in a timely manner.’ Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

A four-year delay in urgent scoliosis treatment for a 10-year-old boy reflected a “systems failure” in the health service and not a funding issue as t(...)

The flood relief scheme runs between St Enda’s Park (above) and the confluence of the stream with the Owendoher river in Rathfarnham. Image: Google Streetview

A local residents group has taken a High Court challenge over planning approval for flood relief works in Rathfarnham in south County Dublin. Ballybo(...)

Ian McKinley (right) singing the Italian national anthem ahead of the Six Nations game against Wales in Rome in 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few Irish rugby players have a documentary made about them, but then again few have a story quite like Ian McKinley’s. Of course he’s an Italian now, (...)

Judge Helen Boyle  noted Barry had no previous convictions while Cummins had only minor previous convictions. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A shop assistant who was badly shaken when a teenager hit her with a metal bar while robbing the shop where she worked has been praying for the young (...)

Otters are a protected species under the EU habitats directive and Ireland is required to monitor and conserve otter populations. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 200 signs of otter activity have been observed around Dublin’s rivers and streams over the past two years, new research commissioned by Dublin (...)

Padraig Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s so good about it? In a word? Park life. This Dublin 14-16 neighbourhood has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to lovely green expanses (...)

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CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland Due to current concerns over the Covid19 virus Saint Patrick's Cathedral is closed to the publ(...)

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