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Young people  are kept out of the housing market not just by high prices and an inability to save, but by the rise of insecure work contracts. Photograph: iStock

Kim van Sparrentak was sharing her Rotterdam apartment with three flatmates as she campaigned for election to the European Parliament in 2019. “When (...)

 Matt Melvin, principal at St Etchen’s National School in Kinegad, Co Westmeath, where he has had to step in as a teacher, an SNA and a bus escort on various days this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Weir, the principal of St Mary’s Parish Primary School in Bryanstown in Drogheda, Co Louth, is looking through the school’s roll book. He can’t r(...)

In 30 interviews over the course of nearly 12-months, Martin  Shields painted a detailed picture for those investigating the scheme, taking them step-by-step through how it worked and who was involved. Photograph: iStock

At several points in the career of 43-year-old Martin Shields, the Newry-born man felt undervalued and underpaid by the financial and banking sector. (...)

Outside Cork city for the launch of the Road Safety Authority’s October bank holiday slow-down campaign was chief executive Sam Waide and Chief Supt Tom Murphy. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Motorists reducing their average speed by just 1 per cent will bring about a fourfold drop in road fatalities, a senior garda has revealed. The comme(...)

The chances of a vehicle being seized were much higher in the Dublin Metropolitan Region East at 77%

Learner drivers in Co Clare are the least likely to have their cars confiscated when caught and fined by gardaí for driving unaccompanied, new figures(...)

Patricia Donnelly, the head of Northern Ireland’s vaccination programme, said all age groups would get offers “very shortly”.

Five months ago, Belfast nurse Joanna Sloan, an emergency-department sister with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, was the first person on the(...)

 File photograph. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Four out of every five motorists taken to court for driving without a licence escape conviction, data spanning 2½ years shows. Monaghan and Cavan ha(...)

  European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that the past 12 months have been replete with strategic mistakes and gaffes, and the EU would be foolish not to take account of that. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The braying of the Tory press in Britain has become deafening; the malicious chortling of the Brexit-supporting newspapers and politician growing to a(...)

A sign near the entrance to Larne Port opposing the Irish Sea border. The DUP has rejected claims it is whipping up tensions over trade in order to have the contentious  Northern Ireland Protocol ditched. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Jim Allister does not mince his words. “Our trade is being strangled, our east-west relationships have been emasculated, our consumers are being starv(...)

While the number of Covid-19 tests being done in the Republic has fallen, the percentage of positive tests has also dropped since late October, indicating that undetected cases are also falling. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland was the first country to go back into a national lockdown in Europe. However, there are signs that this has paid off, as the State has now clo(...)

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