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The weekly number of calls made by contact tracers over seven days has more than doubled in the past fortnight from  4,600 per week on September 4th to more than 10,500 as of last Friday.  Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE’s contact tracing service is at its busiest since the peak of the outbreak in mid-April, with 2,000 calls per day being made to close contacts(...)

A suspicious object discovered in Galway city was deemed to be a viable explosive device by an Army bomb disposal team.  File photograph: Defence Forces/Facebook

A suspicious object discovered in Galway city on Friday night has been removed for destruction after it was deemed to be a viable explosive device by (...)

Sam Kendrick was presented with a medal by Dutch ambassador Adriaan Palm on the roof of Enniscorthy Castle on Friday. Photograph: John Walsh

The Dutch ambassador to Ireland has honoured one of the last Irish survivors of the Battle of Arnhem 76 years ago for his part in the Liberation of t(...)

The Court of Appeal ruled that the sentencing judge had erred in fully suspending a four-year sentence imposed at Galway Circuit Criminal Court

A Mayo man who left a soldier with life-changing injuries following a one-punch attack outside a Galway nightclub is facing 18 months in prison after (...)

HSE CEO Paul Reid at Thursday’s media briefing in UCD. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

The HSE has defended its decision to suspend serial testing in meat plants to meet the surge in referrals for Covid-19 tests from GPs for people showi(...)

The Air Corps will perform a fly past over Dublin at 3pm. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has paid tribute to Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon in June as she laid a (...)

The Butler Gallery has relocated to Evans’ Home on John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Photograph: Brian Cregan

venue which has been in city since second world war reopens on the eastern banks of river Nore with exhibition from photographer Amelia Stein A (...)

VRAI co-founders Niall Campion and Pat O’Connor with the rest of the team.

VRAI, a Dublin-based virtual reality remote training simulation provider, has secured €1.2 million in seed funding from angel investors and Enterprise(...)

The Bloods: Recce Platoon Soldier - Night Vision, Private Oisin Roche, 2019 (left); Battalion Mascot and Handler, Irish Wolfhound Fionn, Private James Dooley, 2016 (centre); and Soldier, Camogie Player, Private Ciara Nevin, 2019

Amelia Stein’s The Bloods, at the new Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, shows the men and women of the Defence Forces in all their guises Unless you’r(...)

Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials in Mogadishu earlier this year ahead of the Covid-19 outbreak.

When Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds goes about his business, he is at all times accompanied by at least two armoured vehicles and a small p(...)

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