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Moore Street market in Dublin. The report says the 200-year-old market is in a “vicious circle of decline”. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s Moore Street market is facing “an existential crisis” and is at imminent risk of closure unless a regeneration programme is put in place, acc(...)

Hedge-cutting is banned between February and September, except where overgrown hedges pose a risk to drivers and pedestrians.

Following in his father’s footsteps, 46-year-old Paraic O’Brien has cut hedges in south Tipperary around Cahir and Clonmel for a quarter of a century,(...)

Cut hedgerow near Shillelagh in Co Wicklow. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Plans to allow managed roadside hedge cutting during August have been scrapped in favour of protecting nature and biodiversity, the Department of Cult(...)

Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

 Laura Ryan of St Brigid’s National School, Coon, Co Kilkenny was the overall national winner of the competition. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Fun, funky and colourful” are not words generally ascribed to the Easter Rising but they were foremost in the mind of Síle Tavery from the Scoil Mhui(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Josepha Madigan, Paschal Donohoe and Richard Bruton at St Laurence O’Toole school in Dublin city for the launch of Creative Youth. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In December 2017, I found myself in a crowded classroom in St Laurence O’Toole Girls National School on Seville Place, Dublin, where the first- and se(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania departing from Southampton Airport for Shannon. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

For the most part, the Taoiseach’s face remained frozen in a polite smile. Leo Varadkar was a study in statesmanlike serenity, face tilted attentivel(...)

Poet Patrick Kavanagh, who died in 1967.

A further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are being available to the public online from Tuesday. Accessibl(...)

Maria Bailey: claim on radio last week that she was only seeking €7,000 from the hotel to cover her medical expenses. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The hotel sued by Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey is handing over its file on her legal claim over a swing fall to the lawyer reviewing the case for the par(...)

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