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While Brexit is seen as denting construction growth in the UK, Breedon sees ‘particularly strong growth’ in the Republic both this year and next. Photograph: iStock

British construction materials company Breedon saw revenue rise 153 per cent in Ireland in the first half of 2019 on the back of its acquisition of No(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Famine Commemoration in  Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

The best way we can honour those who suffered and died during the Great Famine is by showing empathy with those who are suffering today, the Taoiseach(...)

Inspector Ray Mulderrig applied to have the inquest adjourned pending criminal proceedings which he said were still being contemplated.  File image: Dara Mac Dónaill

An inquest opened at Sligo coroner’s court on Monday into the death of a young man who suffered “a catastrophic head injury” after being attacked near(...)

PSNI arrested the man and woman on suspicion of murder on Saturday morning

The PSNI has been granted an additional 28-hours by a court to question a man (23) and a woman (33) in relation to the murder of a young man from Co S(...)

The body of Pat Ward (30), a member of the Travelling community, was discovered in an alleyway in Clogher, Co Tyrone at 8.15am on Saturday. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A 23-year-old man and 33-year-old woman are continuing to be questioned in relation to the murder of a young man from Co Sligo. The body of Pat Ward(...)

The PSNI appealed for anyone with information to come forward

A man and a woman were being held by the PSNI on Sunday on suspicion of the murder of 30-year-old Pat Ward who was found dead in an alleyway in Cloghe(...)

Boxing coach Pete Taylor, father of Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor, was one of three men shot at  the Bray Boxing Club. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Boxing trainer Pete Taylor was the target of the gunman who walked into his gym wounding three people, one fatally, gardaí believe. Married father of(...)

The acquisition of the Lagan Group, which includes the group’s cement business in Kinnegad, Co Westmeath, marks the first time Breedon has invested outside Britain, and is its first investment in the Republic.  Photograph: iStock

UK construction materials group Breedon will acquire Belfast-based Lagan in a £455 million (€527m) cash deal. The move will extend Breedon’s geographi(...)

Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

The home of Patricia O’Connor in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe Patricia O’Connor, the woman whose dismembered remains have been found scattered over a Wicklow roadside, was killed as part of a long-(...)

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