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Dancer Emma O’Sullivan performs to music from her small amplifier while busking in Galway city centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Connemara sean-nós dancer Emma O’Sullivan used to earn a living in Dublin until the threat of fines of between €75 and €1,500 drove her back west. No(...)

When the Clarion Hotel rose above Limerick’s Steamboat Quay in 2002, nearly everyone thought that the city had finally “arrived”. With a height of 53m(...)

Blurred lines: augmented reality seamlessly blends reality and virtual, taking us even deeper into a world where the lines between reality and the artificial continue to blur

Bots are getting busier Bots are the new minions of the world wide web. Turning up almost everywhere, recent estimates suggest there is now more bot (...)

 The Tower development, including the Happy Pear Restaurant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Clondalkin is without question one of the best value neighbourhoods in the capital, offering prices that are affordable to most and a location within (...)

Children wave flags  during the inauguration of the Bel-Air secondary school in Dakar, Senegal, at the same time as a conference organised by the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The State is to double its financial commitment to an organisation providing education for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The Departm(...)

Artist’s impression of Tara House, intended to be a “landmark gateway” marking the transition between Dublin’s historic core and the contemporary architecture of Docklands

Dublin City Council architects and planners have said they found “significant shortcomings” in a planning application submitted by developer Johnny Ro(...)

Anne-Marie Curran, managing director of leading Irish PR agency Drury Porter Novelli. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Drury Porter Novelli, one of Ireland’s leading public relations agencies, increased its after-tax profit last year by 28 per cent to €504,601, its lat(...)

Coroner returned a verdict of accidental death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An elderly woman died after sustaining burns when her nightdress caught fire as she was operating her stove, an inquest has heard. Eithne Lee (81), f(...)

Artist’s impression of Tara House, intended to be a “landmark gateway” marking the transition between Dublin’s historic core and the contemporary architecture of Docklands.

Often controversial developer Johnny Ronan, now well out of Nama, is lodging plans to build the tallest building in Dublin on a site adjoining Tara St(...)

A wounded Syrian boy  in a crowded makeshift hospital in eastern Aleppo. Photograph: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

If the last few months in politics has indicated anything, it is that major world powers are become more isolationist and inward-looking in their poli(...)

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