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Kildare players celebrate after their Christy Ring Cup win over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Tom Maher/Inpho

Lory Meagher Cup: Louth 3-27 Longford 3-14 Nickey Rackard Cup: Tyrone 1-27 Roscommon 0-19 Christy Ring Cup: Kildare 2-29 Mayo 0-19 One-sided suprem(...)

Ireland appears rich in volunteering spirit; 75 per cent of the public did some sort of service in 2021 according to research. File photograph: Irish Times

At the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers at the Aviva Stadium looked out as thousands of people patiently queued for vaccines. “When things g(...)

Gangs of youths  are “prowling Dublin city” at night looking for people to attack, Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gangs of youths who believe they are “immune to apprehension” are “prowling Dublin city” at night looking for people to attack, Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’C(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin  told the group of NGOs that the recommendations were under active consideration, and they will meet again in three weeks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Groups representing refugees have raised concerns with Taoiseach Micheál Martin over an “over-reliance” on volunteers involved in the effort to accomm(...)

 Climate risks such as flooding have the potential to pose uneven impacts, a new report has found. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s poorest and most marginalised communities tend to be excluded and sidelined from debates and policy decisions on the environment and climate(...)

Green junior minister Joe O’Brien has written to local residents about the proposed rezoning. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Green Party junior minister has expressed opposition to the proposed rezoning of some of the green space in the estate where he lives so that it can(...)

Charlie Bird: ‘I wish I could say I was the strongest man in the world, but I’ve cried my eyes out over the last month, and I don’t sleep at night.’Photograph: Alan Betson

As Charlie Bird opens his front gate, there’s no hint that anything might be amiss. Lean and spry in build, sporting the goatee he grew since his reti(...)

Sinn Féin TD Paul Donnelly highlighted the case of a registered charity which he said has spent the last two years fighting to put a stop to fake clothing collections by criminals using its name and logo. Photograph: Harry McGee

No legal action could be taken against bogus charity collectors who fraudulently used a legitimate charity’s name and logo as their own to collect clo(...)

A new community volunteer programme has been set up this week which aims to help “build resilience in communities” around Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new community volunteer programme has been set up this week which aims to help “build resilience in communities” around Ireland. Minister of State (...)

An artist’s impression of the plan for part of the proposed development at Auburn House, Malahide.

Plans to build more than 400 homes in the grounds of aviation tycoon Ulick McEvaddy’s former mansion in north Dublin have been refused planning permis(...)

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