Naos Connaughton, principal of Lecarrow CNS in Co Roscommon: ‘Even before Covid I believed it was good for kids to have fresh air.’ Photograph: Brian Farrell

The principal of Lecarrow Community National School in Co Roscommon, Naos Connaughton, has no complaints about the number of CO2 monitors he has recei(...)

 The former deputy group news editor at Independent Newspapers Dave Halloran has died.

Popular newsman David Halloran (79) died suddenly on Sunday at Dublin’s St Vincent’s hospital following a fall at his home. The former deputy group(...)

Anthony Kilcoyne puts the finishing touches to Dolores Carr’s hair at his hair salon, Salon 2, in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Róisín Quinn said the best thing about having a hair appointment on Monday was feeling “you were part of something special”. “I feel a million dolla(...)

Kyle Doherty gets a trim from Brad Ferguson at Switchblade Barbers, Enniskillen. Photograph: Ronan McGrade

Early on Friday morning queues of men started to form outside certain outlets along the main street in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. On Townhall Street a(...)

 Joe Biden relative Joe Blewitt and Cllr Mark Duffy check the latest results in the US presidential election on Wednesday, in Ballina, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The bookies were keeping hope alive in Ballina. Some time after noon on Wednesday there was a flurry of excitement among a small group of men peering (...)

Spectacular view of Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. Many politicians are heading for the Wild Atlantic Way during their time off. Photograph: iStock

Flare-ups between politicians in the final hours before Dáil Éireann rises for the summer recess are par for the course, but there was an edge to exch(...)

On average 10,000 to 20,000 people are  downloading the Covid-19 tracker app every day in the Republic

The number of people who have received close contact alerts through the Republic’s Covid Tracker app has reached 137 since the app was launched on Jul(...)

Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s €125 “staycation” tax voucher may help to extend the tourist season, but the failure to cut the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is a crippling(...)

Pádraig Meehan surveys the damaged Teach Cailleach a’ Bheara passage tomb in Ballygawley, Co Sligo.

Five-thousand-year-old Neolithic tombs in Co Sligo are suffering damage and vandalism “on a scale never seen before” and will not survive unless actio(...)

Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

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