Pádraig O’Dea: ‘People have been so kind. They have helped us pitch the tents, given us tips of the best routes and places to go’

When Pádraig O’Dea was learning to ride a bicycle in his home town of Tullamore, Co Offaly, more than 50 years ago, he never imagined that his ability(...)

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as there is no lawful basis for retaining it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has called for the immediate publication of the full report from the Data Protection Commissioner on the Public Services Card. Cavan-Mona(...)

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran.

The American wife of an Irish man who has been threatened with deportation from the US has said it is “so unfair” that possession of marijuana for per(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris said he hoped the dispute would be referred to the Labour Court today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said a strike by 10,000 health service support staff on Wednesday will have a significant impact on services in(...)

Minister Paschal Donohoe: there are ‘constant demands for increases in expenditure’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has defended his fiscal policies and rejected criticism from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) after it de(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim to the territorial waters around Rockall.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim (...)

Controversial US pastor Steven L Anderson thanked Ireland for banning him because he was getting lots of extra listeners.  Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Pastor Steven Anderson, the first person banned from Ireland under the 1999 Immigration Act, believes its is the country’s loss that he will not be ab(...)

RTÉ reporter Kieran Dineen said many of the  people on the Ryanair flight to Malta were “quite inebriated” and he witnessed several fights. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A RTÉ reporter who flew to Malta on a Ryanair flight on Tuesday has painted a picture of a chaotic and sometimes “quite scary” journey during which se(...)

Since February 2019 the figures show an increase of 41 in the total number of homeless, of whom 37 were children, setting a new record level. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland has called on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitu(...)

Tega Agberhiere (17), an underage Irish soccer international who suffered serious injuries during an attack last in which gardaí said a ‘corrosive substance’ was used. Photograph: Damian Tiernan via Twitter

Gardaí believe drain-cleaning fluid may have used in an attack on a number of teenagers in Co Waterford last week. The incident occurred in the Earls(...)

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