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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

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

The new unit must be formed by the conversion of an existing part of the dwelling or by the provision of an extension that is physically connected to the original dwelling house. Photograph: iStock

I’m thinking of building a “granny flat” in my yard for my mother. The dimensions would be about 9m by 6m – from a timber frame house with a concrete (...)

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(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey and Kilkenny’s Martin Keoghan battle for possession during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick’s victory over Kilkenny completely eclipsed the other All Ireland quarter-final between Clare and Wexford as a game of hurling. There was no (...)

 Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm in Wexford: “We lost 140,000 strawberry plants overall.” Photograph:  Mary Browne

A Wexford strawberry farmer has lost about €200,000 worth of fruit this summer because the weather was too hot. Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm in (...)

Wexford’s Aidan Nolan tackles Clare’s Tony Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaomih. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare 0-27 Wexford 1-17 The general trend of their respective seasons was maintained by Clare and Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday. The first (...)

Couple Albie Godson and Suzanne Power on their property in south county Wexford. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was late 2007 and writer Suzanne Power, her husband Albie Godson and their six-year-old twins, Finn and Rory, were standing in a field in Rathfardo(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: price of all procurement and construction for PPP is set to rise. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Work may have resumed on some of the Irish projects caught up in the collapse earlier this year of British construction group Carillion, but the long-(...)

Roscommon’s Super 8s journey begins in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The GAA have confirmed their fixture arrangements for next weekend’s football and hurling Championship action. As expected, Roscommon will face Tyron(...)

Flies were found in food businesses by Food Safety Authority inspectors in June.  Photograph: Getty

A high volume of live and dead flies in one premises, grease dripping from an extraction canopy onto a dishwasher in another, “unidentifiable dirt” on(...)

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