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 Flood defences in Clonmel hold back a flooded river Suir in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Insurers say they still cannot offer insurance to certain homes where temporary flood barriers have proven to be effective because of the risk of “hum(...)

An unannounced inspection by the health authority found female staff working in isolation were vulnerable to assaults by residents. Photograph: Istock

Assaults, spitting incidents and attacks on staff occurred in three disability centres run by the same operator, according to reports by the State’s h(...)

A fee-paying school run by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, St Michael’s regularly appears in the latter stages of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A row over balls landing in gardens next to a well-known Dublin 4 rugby school has reached the State’s planning body with local residents describing a(...)

Relatives of those who have lost their lives in road traffic accidents  light candles at the Road Safety Authority World Day of Rememberance. Photograph:  Robbie Reynolds.

A road safety campaigner has expressed anger over the falsification of breath tests by members of An Garda Síochána and asked how many people died as (...)

‘Stevie’ the robot with Test user Tony McCarthy. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin 5

Robots are already used to build cars and wait tables, and now a team of Irish designers are developing a prototype which can attend to the social car(...)

Gardaí have begun the  winter phase of Operation Thor, which targets the activities of roving criminal gangs targeting rural areas, last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Four men are due to appear at Mullingar District Court on Friday morning in connection with a spate of robberies in rural areas. The men were arrest(...)

The Third Act Conference heard people are now living up to 30 years longer than their grandparents, and a person now aged 60 has a 50 per cent chance of making it to 90.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The majority of children born today will become centenarians but Irish society has yet to respond to the demands of an ageing population, a conference(...)

There were 6,300 children in the care of the State as of March 2017, 92 per cent of whom were placed with 4,500 approved foster carers around the country. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and social workers should be placed in specialist child protection units and gaps in provision of out-of-hours emergency services should be rem(...)

Architects’ illustration of the proposed handball centre development at Croke Park.

The GAA has been granted final approval for the construction of a state-of-the-art handball centre at Croke Park following a 28-year battle with local(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

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