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 The Connacht side of the  Shannon outside Athlone. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ evocation of the river within a green love heart is  an especially clever idea

We have given enough stick to the State’s tourism policymakers on these pages over the last two years for their terrible neglect of the midlands. So i(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said he was not opposed to the principle outlined by Sinn Féin

Legislation championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appointed is in peril after Sinn Féin threatened to pull its (...)

 Roger Smith’s J109 Wakey Wakey was the winner of the pre-season ISORA race in Dun Laoghaire last weekend.

Poolbeg yacht Wakey Wakey starts as a favourite in Sunday’s first race of the ISORA season but the River Liffey-based J109 will be up against some new(...)

Irish Rail said it deferred planned maintenance work on the Cork line at the end of last year. It said this engineering work would take place this year, and other work would be moved to next year

Irish Rail curtailed essential engineering work to pay for a pay rise for its staff last year, the company has told Minister for Transport Shane Ross.(...)

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The attorney general is to be put back on the new commission to appoint judges, in changes made to the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. The chan(...)

Paul Kelly, CEO Fáilte Ireland, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Activities, Fáilte Ireland and Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross at the launch of  ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’. Photograph:  Pat Moore

The announcement of a new tourist area – entitled Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands – running from Sligo to Limerick and taking in both banks of the Shannon(...)

The Hidden Heartlands plans will begin with the development of a masterplan for the River Shannon area and the Beara Breifne Way.

Fáilte Ireland believes that marketing the midlands as Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands can match the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancien(...)

An Sibin Horse Riding Centre in Whitegate, Co Clare, along the Lough Derg blueway.

Following the success of its “Wild Atlantic Way” branding for the west of Ireland and the “Ireland’s ancient east” campaign, Fáilte Ireland has come u(...)

Volvo hybrid car  connected to a charging point. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

Only four of the State’s 6,600-strong fleet of publicly-owned vehicles are electrically-powered – one less than last year, latest figures show. Despi(...)

It is an offence not to surrender a licence to the Road Safety Authority on disqualification, punishable by a fine of up to €5,000. File photograph: Getty Images

The vast majority of drivers banned from the roads last year did not surrender their licence, despite it being an offence punishable by a fine of up t(...)

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