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Peter Kinsella from Westlink Recovery Services in Dublin. He said recovery companies were now receiving about €50 per tonne of scrap metal compared with €150 four or five years ago. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just a single litter fine was handed out in relation to more than 600 cases of cars left abandoned in Dublin city over the last three years, newly-rev(...)

Mental Health Reform director Dr Shari McDaid. Photograph: Alan Betson

The majority of mental health service users do not know how to complain about the treatment they receive, according to a new study. The pilot study o(...)

Records show €20,000 was spent on an air purification system at the Irish Eembassy in Beijing, a city in which air pollution is a regular problem. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The State spent more than €600,000 on gardening and major maintenance works on its properties overseas last year, including €90,000 on asbestos remova(...)

The Ravens, a UK-based formation aerobatic display team, flying six RV aircraft. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The opportunity to see nosediving, corkscrewing and barrelling aircraft drew an estimated crowd of 90,000 people to the Co Wicklow coast on Sunday. (...)

Bathroom facilities were found to be inadequate with just one toilet between 12 residents in one part of St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff at a nursing home in Bray stored an oxygen cylinder in an open press beside a residents’ smoking area, according to an inspection report release(...)

The renovation works will see 500,000 books moved to the library’s east wing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plans have been announced to swap the functions of the east and west wings of the National Library as part of a €10 million renovation project that be(...)

A recent inspection at University Hospital Limerick has revealed a “wide range of risks” related to the hospital’s medication safety practices. A rep(...)

Dublin & Wicklow Orange Lodge: Chris Thackaberry. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The Orange Order was once embraced in some southern counties, as is amply illustrated by a folk tale about two men from the Co Cavan village of Killes(...)

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly vote on the wording of the ballots that were to be subsequently voted on, in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s

There should be no mandatory retirement age and all workers should be made to join a pension scheme, the Citizens’ Assembly has recommended. On Sunda(...)

Prof Liam Delaney, Dr Micheal Collins and Alan Barrett at the Citizens Assembly gathering at Malahide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Freeing up equity from homes and redirecting State funds from private pension tax breaks to public pensions were among the issues discussed by the Cit(...)

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