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Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he did not believe the new initiative would be controversial. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Ireland’s largest supplier of cigarette vending machines has said it will go to court over proposed legislation banning them from dispensing tobacco p(...)

Richard Proffitt’s installation May the Moon Rise and the Sun Set at UCC’s Dept of Music in Sunday’s Well forms part of the festiva

The modest citizens of Cork may wish to avert their eyes from the Crawford Art Gallery during this year’s Midsummer Festival when The Fig Reveal strip(...)

Declan McDermott admitted  knowingly possessing  10  blocks of TNT

A man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to possessing four kilograms of the explosive TNT and a hand grenade. Declan McDermott, whose (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was travelling in a PSNI vehicle which was hit by a security bollard as it entered Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park two weeks ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda Síochána has said an incident which damaged a vehicle carrying Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was the result of a “malfunction” and was not(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: his judgment has been questioned over his remaining in a PSNI vehicle after crossing the Border from the North. Photograph: Tom Honan

PSNI officers have been allowed carry firearms in the Republic since 2013, the Department of Justice has said. The department was responding to queri(...)

Just 69 motorists were caught over the drink-driving limit “the morning after” since the beginning of the year, latest Garda figures show. Last month(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath (left) claimed gardaí were making negative comments about  Minister for Transport Shane Ross (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister of State Finian McGrath has been called on to resign over comments he made - and subsequently withdrew - about ‘political policing’ . “It i(...)

The Irish College of GPs (ICGP) has agreed to “facilitate a debate” on termination of pregnancy at its annual general meeting in Dublin’s Convention Centre on May 4th. Photograph: iStock

The professional body for GPs has refused a demand from hundreds of its members for a second extraordinary general meeting on the provision of abortio(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Rice and Shane McGrath of Tipperary contesting a loose ball during the  League Division One final in 2009. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny go to Thurles on Sunday to face Tipperary. It is the latest renewal of the most persistent pairing in top-level hurling over the past 10 year(...)

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