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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(...)

In Northern Ireland last year, the PSNI recorded 2,036 sexual offences against under 18s; 472 of these were against children.

In the small playground of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh the boisterous sound of children playing fills the air. Children in (...)

Forensics examining the scene outside a petrol station in Co Down where a murder investigation has begun. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The victim of the shooting in Co Down on Monday night has been named formally as 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown, a well-known career criminal with loyali(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, was closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Temporary safety measures are required in 17 schools after structural defects were identified. The 17 schools are in addition to the 22 structures th(...)

Pupils from Scoil Úna Naofa in Crumlin preparing for their performance in the National Youth Orchestra festival. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

There was no money in our house for music lessons when I was a kid. Yes, I know, get your tiny violins out and play a symphony for me. I do seem to r(...)

Sean Hehir is among those to have been championing the Daily Mile here. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shane Ross popped his head up in the Dáil again this week, the Minister for Sport singing his own praises, as he usually does, on the early implementa(...)

Some 51 per cent of the 873 buses inspected by the RSA in the past year were not compliant with roads safety standards. Photograph: iStock

More than half of buses inspected by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in the past year have failed road safety tests, according to data released by the(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

Earlier this year Carillion collapsed into administration, which resulted in the Irish construction firm the joint venture hired to build the schools, Sammon Contracting Ireland Ltd, going into liquidation. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The joint venture charged with building several new schools in the State has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing subcontractors block(...)

Parents and students of Coláiste Ráithín in Bray, Co Wicklow, protesting against delays in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The opening of a number of schools in time for the new school year is in doubt following pickets by subcontractors who say they have not been paid mon(...)

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