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Sabrina Joyce Kemper (great grandniece of James Joyce) from Portmarnock protesting outside An Bord Pleanala’s hearing, in the Gresham hotel, on plans for Clonshaugh sewage plant. Photograph: Fran Veale

The location of a “monster sewage plant” and “sludge terminal” in Clonshaugh will freeze the future development of Dublin’s north fringe, Independent (...)

There was plenty of flags and shamrocks to be seen on Irish public transport on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Dominic McGrath

Parents with children in tow stagger onto a waiting train at Donaghmede Dart station. At Heuston, a group of mildly inebriated tourists are trying to (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a no deal Brexit “will cause the economy to slow down very sharply but not to the extent that we go back into recession”. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ireland can afford to borrow to negate the costs of Brexit if necessary, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil. Leo Varadkar said the Government did not f(...)

New animal welfare guidelines are set to be introduced in Ireland from next year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ireland’s reputation as the “puppy farm capital of Europe” and the alleged puppy smuggling trade from the State has contributed to proposed UK animal (...)

A Garda stops a motorist at a checkpoint. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There are large discrepancies in how often An Garda Síochána divisions are testing motorists for drug-driving, with some only carrying out a handful o(...)

Mick Wallace: “The Government is paying an extra €100,000 per unit, at a minimum, to allow the big developers to supply the housing for it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is paying a minimum of €100,000 extra for every housing unit instead of €10,000 to allow big developers to supply housing, Independents(...)

The county with the most long-term unemployed young people is Dublin, with 1,697 followed by Cork with 526. Photograph: iStock

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 have been unemployed for a year or more, a figure which is “still far too high”, according to the National You(...)

Former US president Barack Obama joins Senator Bob Casey (D- PA), Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (and other local Democratic candidates on stage at the end of a campaign rally on Friday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Midterm election day is November 6th. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to send just one official observer to monitor the US mid-term elections, after it received 13 applications for th(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Labour isn’t getting noticed much these days. It has drifted to the margins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party meets for what promises to be a fraught think-in in Drogheda on Sunday against the background of Alan Kelly’s – apparently – abortive(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll, the new Secretary General in the Department of Justice

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s decision not to publicly advertise the position of secretary general vacancy in the Department of(...)

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