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A protest in Waterford in 2016 seeking a second cath lab for University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

John Doherty’s pains started last December 14th. Unfortunately for him, it was a Saturday morning. In Waterford, it matters which day of the week you (...)

Pat ‘the Lawnmower Man’ at Kearney’s on Convent Street in Tallow. ‘Give somebody a majority for five years and let them get on with it.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

“Rural Ireland is closed,” says Pat “The Lawnmower Man” from Tallow in west Waterford. He won’t give his last name – everyone knows him as The Lawnmo(...)

Mixed marine litter washed up on Inchydoney beach in Co Cork during the 2019 Coastwatch survey. Photograph: Bernie Connolly

Coastal litter caused by drinks containers like plastic bottles and aluminium cans has fallen dramatically around the Irish coastline, according to Co(...)

Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees are expected on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There are four yellow weather warnings in place, as temperatures are set to reach minus 4 degrees over the weekend, Met Éireann has said. Thursday wi(...)

John Sadleir in 1856. Photograph: Wikimedia

Irish banks and those at their helm, have never been strangers to controversy. The recent tracker mortgage scandal, Anglo Irish loans debacle and even(...)

Waterford TD John Halligan photographed in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed he is not running again for election and will retire from politics. The Waterford TD made the announce(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a particul(...)

Ciarán Hayes, Sligo County Council, chief executive outlined a  wide range of new measures that would be driven by local authorities working with other State agencies. Photograph: Maxwell photography

All 31 local authorities in Ireland are gearing up to play a leading role in reducing carbon emissions and helping the country adapt for the inevitabl(...)

Storm Brendan: A man is caught by a high wave at Coliemore Harbour Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Some homes will be without power overnight as the ESB continues to restore power in the aftermath of Storm Brendan. Met Éireann says  a risk rem(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar slowly shifted his language from the previous strict adherence to his line that polling day should fall in May to saying he would call an election when it was the right time for the country. Photograph: Getty Images

The 32nd Dáil will have lasted almost four years by the time of the general election, a much longer period than most believed when the last election t(...)

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