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The ‘chronic underresourcing’ of local authority planning departments is the biggest challenge in the State’s planning system, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The “chronic underresourcing” of local authority planning departments is the biggest challenge in the State’s planning system, an Oireachtas committee(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Photograph: Carson/PA Wire

Galway County Council has apologised for its role in the running of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, into which women were “forced”, according to chief (...)

“I am totally blind and when I need assistance it involves bringing people into my personal space. I don’t want to ask someone to do that. It’s not fair on them or me.” Photograph: iStock

The decision by some HSE offices not to provide electronic fund transfers of crucial allowances is causing “unnecessary financial hardship” for blind (...)

Patrick Horgan has given Tipperary the nod ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The outside inside view Patrick Horgan scored a hat-trick for Cork against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland quarter-final, 3-10, and still ended up on the(...)

The attempted delivery by forceps of a baby, who died almost a week after his birth, was “a reasonable option” in the circumstances, a medical inquiry(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina with  King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands and  Nya Maasland (6) from Madelief School and Arantxa Carroll of Gaelscoil Cholmcille, Coolock Lane. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins met with the Dutch King and Queen at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Neth(...)

St Mary’s mother and baby home in  Tuam: fifth interim report says the burial locations of hundreds of children who died in the State’s homes remain unknown. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

Galway County Council has insisted it is fully co-operating with the investigation into the Tuam mother-and-baby home, despite criticism by the commis(...)

Shane  Golden’s return to full fitness will add another dimension to Clare in the championship. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

There were bright pockets all over the field for Clare in their narrow win against Kilkenny on Sunday but Gerry O’Connor was quick to identify the con(...)

Adrienne Cullen: “I trust the integrity of the investigators.” Photograph: Judith Jockel

A Dutch hospital has announced an investigation into how an Irish woman’s cancer diagnosis lay on her file for two years before she was told. Adrienn(...)

Máire Geoghegan Quinn resigned from Galway 2020 three weeks ago. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost another board member with the resignation of former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. (...)

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