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 A programme of online activities including virtual content promoting exhibitors is planned for Ploughing Week this year between September 15th and 17th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Ploughing Trade Exhibition and World Contest, due to take place in Co Laois this September, has been cancelled due to a lack of clarity over Covid(...)

A recent social media query about issues people have had with online orders prompted about 1,000 responses in less than 48 hours. Photograph: iStock

With successive lockdowns pushing more people towards online shopping, delivery companies are dealing with volumes that have doubled in a year, and so(...)

Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly, says there is a feeling from the assembly  that gender equality is going backwards, not forwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The #MeToo and Waking the Feminists movements demonstrate how far women are from achieving gender equality, Dr Catherine Day has said. Dr Day, chairw(...)

Prof  Colin Harvey is one of more than 1,000 signatures on an open letter to Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar. Photograph:  Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

In 2017, Niall Murphy found himself having the same conversation over and over again. There was a “recurring theme” around the denial of rights in t(...)

The service generates a personal address based on the person’s choice of local post office, which will also be their mail collection point.

One-third of homeless people in the Republic have signed up for an initiative that provides them with a free personal postal address. Some 200 post (...)

Enterprise Ireland hosted an innovation arena for the sixth year at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Collins

Technology capable of recognising individual cows, a portable diagnostic kit for vets, an automated livestock feeding system and a quick-fix solution (...)

Anna May McHugh poses at the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh,  Co Carlow. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The only clouds on the horizon on the second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow came in the shape of Brexit and beef, and were i(...)

Brexit bill: something that costs €50 to buy and have sent from an Amazon warehouse today could jump to more than €65 once third-country charges are totted up. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Rocketing prices, customs hold-ups, delivery delays, obstacles to returning unwanted purchases and a dramatic curtailment in the retail choices and ri(...)

“We want more crime on public transport.” The big new billboards with arresting slogans (“We want more minds altered in coffee shops” is another) just(...)

Emma Ferguson from Trim, Co Meath, with her two-week-old son Paddy  after winning the National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland

The skies blackened just before lunch and, sure enough, the rain came. Not enough, mind you, to dampen the spirits of those at the National Ploughing (...)

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