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Chief placenames officer Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill says the name is ungrammatical and is truly shameful in a Gaeltacht town.

A misspelled, “meaningless” Irish name has been assigned to a new social housing estate in Dingle, a town where the protection of the Irish language i(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley came under fire in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Minister for Education Norma Foley has been urged, along with trade unions and all other stakeholders, to go into a Brexit-style “tunnel” and not make(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Mary Keane, general manager at the Kilkenny Store, Dublin,  during a spot of shopping on Tuesday. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Taoiseach has said he does not envisage having to close sectors such as non-essential retail again, even if restrictions are re-introduced after C(...)

Chris Roche at her shop Stitches on Eyre Street, Galway. She believes a post-Christmas rise in Covid-19 is not inevitable. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Rosscahill native and businesswoman, Chris Roche, like many other parents, is desperately hoping that her son, now studying in Scotland, can make the (...)

 Heather Humphreys said remote working could transform rural Ireland, allowing people to pursue careers in good quality jobs in their home place and provide increased trade for local businesses and to revitalise our rural towns. Photograph: Alan Betson

Remote working hubs specifically designed for public servants will be rolled out in rural towns across Ireland, Minister for Rural and Community Devel(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: A significant minority now favour an alternative path, and with it, an alternative leader. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Political life goes through cycles, with times of heightened drama followed by periods that are taciturn and mundane. Over four months, the negotiati(...)

The Aran Islands: Catherine Connolly TD said ferries were arriving on the Aran Islands  ‘with quite a number of passengers not wearing masks, and chaos on the quays, with nobody monitoring the situation’.

TDs from constituencies popular with tourists have spoken of “stress and anxiety” among their constituents over a perceived lack of controls on visito(...)

 Nora Owens, grandniece of Michael Collins, with her husband Brian in 1997. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

A descendant of Michael Collins has welcomed the announcement by Taoiseach, Micheál Martin that he is to hang a portrait of the Free State leader in h(...)

Ryan Tubridy despairs of the ‘contagion of misinformation’ in the online world. Photograph: RTÉ

It may only be a trough between waves, but judging by Ryan Tubridy’s choice of topics, Covid-19 is definitively on the wane. On The Ryan Tubridy Show (...)

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