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Aerial view of the sinkhole in Co Monaghan that appeared in September. Photograph: Pat Byrne

Planning permission for the development of two new training pitches, dressingrooms, car parking, and other facilities at the Magheracloone Mitchells G(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Keen to reduce crisis pregnancies. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The use of vending machines in pubs, nightclubs and universities is being considered as a means of distributing free condoms to “at risk” groups and y(...)

Judith Coughlan from Arklow in Co Wicklow died on Sunday after she fell from a walkway 20 metres above the ground. Photograph: Alicante Airport

A Wicklow woman has died after falling from a footbridge at an airport in southeastern Spain. Judith Coughlan from Arklow in Co Wicklow died on Sunda(...)

An image from this year’s Belvedere College Christmas sleep-out in Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The echo of young male choral voices mixed with the rattle of coins in plastic buckets on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday, as dozens of teenage (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan warned that less than half of State boards had reached the minimum 40 per cent target of women on boards. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 40 per cent of positions on State boards are now held by women, the Department of Justice has said. More than half of those appointed to 2(...)

The site of the planned direct provision centre in Moville was recently severely damaged in an arson attack. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

Five of the 38 direct provision centres dotted around Ireland are oversubscribed with residents, while the majority of other centres are close to capa(...)

The Northern Irish Assembly does not have the freedom to deviate from London on trade, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Northern Irish Assembly does not have the freedom to deviate from London on trade, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said. Speaking on RTÉ’s Six One N(...)

The Brazilian population in Ireland has also increased substantially in recent years with 13,640 living in the State. Photograph: iStock

The number of Spaniards living in the State has risen by more than three-quarters in recent years while the Romanian population has grown 69 per cent,(...)

Photograph: Leonardo Parra

A Venezuelan tennis coach based in Dublin is believed to have broken the Guinness world record for 48 hours of continuous coaching. Leonardo Parra, w(...)

Some 51 per cent of the 873 buses inspected by the RSA in the past year were not compliant with roads safety standards. Photograph: iStock

More than half of buses inspected by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in the past year have failed road safety tests, according to data released by the(...)

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