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Cycle route for Deansgrange has been delayed. Image: Google Streetview

Plans for a network of cycle routes across south east Dublin remain suspended amid concerns about legal action against the introduction of a one-way t(...)

Leaving Cert students prepare for their first exam, English, at Sutton Park School in Dublin on June 9th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Every time a cohort sits the Leaving Cert, the question of senior cycle reform resurfaces. This year, when students and teachers comment about the exa(...)

People with take-away pints in Blackrock last weekend.

Signs forbidding outdoor drinking are to be erected around Blackrock in south Dublin following large gatherings in the village centre last weekend wit(...)

Kalvin Keenan  spars with former minister for sport Shane Ross at Arbour Hill Boxing Club. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The minister for sport stood at the top of the room and gave his usual minister for sport speech. Politicians generally do little to hide their ennui (...)

The Irish Times debate semi-final at UCD in 1966.

It was January 1960. Seán Lemass had recently taken over from de Valera. The arrival of television was just around the corner. The Catholic Church’s v(...)

Supreme Court judge John McMenamin. File photograph: Collins

Supreme Court judge John McMenamin has called for legislation changing the eligibility limits for legal aid to be examined. Delivering the annual Bri(...)

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South is one of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the aftermath of (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘We cannot have a law that provides unrestricted access to information about one’s identity to the adopted person.’ Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Tuesday, December 10th, 1991: Ireland was in the midst of a vitally important debate about an agreement that would create the European Union as we now(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Leo Varadkar at the count centre in the RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he cannot rule out an early general election but said he was not going to call one in the next couple of days or weeks(...)

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