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A reading comprehension on the subject of the zoo in Madrid contained some quite difficult vocabulary and featured unusual animals, but the questions were straightforward, teachers said.

There was plenty of reading in store for 7,747 students who sat yesterday’s Junior Certificate Spanish exam, although most reported satisfaction with (...)

Keiren Westwood set to get his chance at Sunderland. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is reportedly set to get his chance to impress Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio if current number o(...)

The remains of a Bronze Age body found in Collinstown, Co Westmeath. One geneticist believes Irish Bronze Age farmers were all but wiped out by an Iberian invasion. Photograph: Molloy Photography

Did you know Ireland has the highest concentration of men with the R1b DNA marker? No fewer than 84 per cent of all Irish men carry this on their Y ch(...)

Even by the Seanad’s high standards, Marc MacSharry’s capacity for pomposity is quite something.

Senator Marc MacSharry from Sligo has a big interest in amateur dramatics, but he isn’t very good at it.Hams have been known to ask him for his autogr(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore rowed in behind Enda Kenny yesterday as the Taoiseach argued that the Seanad was an outmoded and ineffective institution. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has fired the opening shots in the referendum campaign to scrap the Seanad, pledging Dáil reforms to strengthen the oversight of new la(...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon at today’s press conference to announce the ‘Dublin Decider’ match between Celtic and Liverpool. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Neil Lennon is an engaging interviewee. The Celtic manager is in Dublin to promote a friendly against Liverpool at the Aviva stadium on August 10th an(...)

 “Irish people have an upward bias in their responses [and] so always profess higher satisfaction and well-being than other nations. Whether this reflects the reality is another issue,” says  Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI.  Photograph: Davd Sleator

It has been one of the paradoxes of the economic collapse that Irish people continue to report high levels of life satisfaction at odds with the narra(...)

Derry’s Chrissy McKaigue grapples with Down’s Brendan Coulter at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Down 2-17 Derry 1-15: A thunderous second-half performance from Down saw them come out on top at the end of a cracking Ulster Championship tie wtih De(...)

Stickers applied to the windows of a former butcher’s shop in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, give the premises the superficial appearance of a thriving business.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent on a Fermanagh facelift as the county prepares for the G8 summit in just under three weeks’ time, but (...)

Celtic’s captain Scott Brown lifts the trophy following their Scottish Cup Final  win over Hibernian at Hampden Park. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Celtic 3 Hibernian 0: League and Cup doubles are supposed to be hard won but Neil(...)

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