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The Prudential Building in Chicago lit up with the slogan Mayo For Sam ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Football final between Mayo and Dublin. Photograph: Bob Reiter via twitter

The Mayo All-Ireland football team will walk on to the Croke Park pitch this Saturday with, it is probably fair to say, the support of 31 counties, ho(...)

The Government is allowing work to continue on construction sites, which employ more than 30,000 people directly around the Republic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Construction unions appeared split over news that the Government would allow work to continue on building sites while asking many businesses to shut (...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph:   The Irish Times.

Construction workers picketed the new National Children’s Hospital on Friday as part of a protest over alleged “bogus work practices” happening on the(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron issued an open letter to citizens of the European Union urging them to mobilise for “the values of progress”. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron issued an urgent appeal to EU citizens this week, arguing that Brexit “symbolises the crisis of Europe”. In a letter(...)

The Construction Industry Federation has said the sector could not afford any further increases in labour costs.

The construction industry has rejected demands from its workers for a 12 per cent pay increase over three years, pointing to the dangers Brexit will p(...)

Artist’s impression showing how    a very distant quasar powered by a supermassive black hole may look close up. Photograph: PA

The sequence of events leading to the creation of massive black holes in the universe has been discovered by astrophysicists including two researchers(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

Bord na Móna “will fully comply with the provision of the new low-smoke zone and will exit the bituminous coal business before a total ban comes into effect in 2019”. Photograph: iStock

Government policy has prompted Bord na Móna to close its loss-making coal business, setting up a possible row with unions representing workers hit by (...)

Bord na Móna has  been moving into businesses such as electricity generation, waste processing and horticulture in recent years.

About 85 workers at a Bord na Móna factory face compulsory redundancy in what is the first such agreement between unions and a State company for more (...)

Ruth Connelly of third class Ballintemple National School at the Discovery Science Festival in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Whether it’s a solar eclipse, Cassini’s stunning images of Saturn and its moons or humans floating around in the International Space Station, space ha(...)

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