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The Warwick Hotel in Salthill, Galway, “the west’s alternative ballroom of romance”, undergoing demolition.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The walls have come tumbling down at the Warwick Hotel in Galway where tens of thousands of people danced and sang and shifted their way through their(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris opens the new Cataract Unit at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

The increased cost of medical treatment in Ireland is outpacing general inflation at a rate of six to one, with the higher price of advanced healthcar(...)

The average monthly cost of renting a home is now almost €650 more than it was in late 2011.

The average monthly cost of renting a home in Dublin has breached the €2,000 mark for the first time, new figures suggest While rent inflation has sl(...)

The cost of alcohol has fallen to such a level that women can now hit their weekly alcohol consumption limit by spending under €5, according to a new report.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The cost of alcohol in Irish off-licences has fallen to such a level that women can now hit their weekly alcohol consumption limit by spending under €(...)

The average cost of putting a child into senior infants is  €340, according to a Barnardos survey. Photograph: iStock

Irish parents are “stressed out, overburdened and fed up” by the high cost of sending children back to school, according to the charity Barnardos. In(...)

People seek cover amid the heavy showers in Dublin on Tuesday afternoon.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish Rail services have been severely disrupted, roads have been flooded and the National Gallery closed after flash floods hit the east of the count(...)

There is less than half a point between Aldi and Lidl in the discounter league, according to the latest figures from retail analysts Kantar. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Less than one percentage point separates the share of consumer spending the three biggest supermarkets in the State command while less there is less t(...)

Department of Social Protection pays the full cost of a dental check-up once a year. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of thousands of people are not taking advantage of a State benefit scheme offering free or discounted dental, optical and hearing care, new f(...)

Protesters marching through Temple Bar in Dublin, demonstrating against the cruelty to animals in the greyhound industry. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Even the dogs on the street know it is wrong,” said actor Pauline McLynn as the greyhounds standing at her feet howled in apparent agreement ahead of(...)

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Sun holidays are virtually synonymous with Spain, which receives more than two million Irish visitors every year. The beaches of the south coa(...)

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