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Before breakfast, with a ballot box yet to be opened, The National Interest was taken down from the mantelpiece and dusted off. This most precious of(...)

Aoife proposed to  her husband Niall

I’m down on one knee looking up at Niall, my boyfriend of five years. I’ve gotten him into the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin city centre, the scene of one(...)

Church of Ireland notes

The spring issue of the Church of Ireland journal, Search, edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley, will be available this weekend. An excerpt from the late(...)

Polling day. I love polling days. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Friday. Woke up, which, at my time of life I consider a really good start to the day. Polling day. I love polling days. I like voting. In Co Down and(...)

The problem is most acute in Wexford town, where all five secondary schools are oversubscribed. FIle photograph: Peter Thursfield

Parents whose children are stuck on waiting lists for their local secondary schools fear they will be left without school places in September. The pr(...)

 Seven years ago Eithne Cleary put her son Michael’s  name down for the local secondary school. He is still on a waiting list for a place. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Seven years ago, Michael’s mother put his name down for the local secondary school. “I was told it was first-come, first-served,” says Eithne Cleary.(...)

A 13-year-old boy who died after helping a friend from a river has been named locally as Oisín Quigley, a second year student at Maynooth Post Primary school (pictured). Image: Google Streetview.

Tributes have been paid to the 13-year-old boy who died after an incident in a river in Co Kildare on Tuesday evening. It is understood the teenager(...)

Letters from Princess Diana: A few months before she died, the princess had consigned many of her dresses to auction to raise funds for charity. Photograph: Reuters

A previously undocumented friendship between an Irish nun and the late Diana, Princess of Wales has come to light in correspondence that has turned up(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe returns from suspension to face Galway in the NHL at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Sigerson Cup final UCD v DCU, Jordanstown, 2.30 DCU gathered the kudos with an impressive win against the hosts Jordanstown. Leading(...)

Ivor Callely  had pleaded guilty at Dublin  to four counts of using invoices believing them to be false instruments at Leinster House, Kildare Street. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An ex-Fianna Fail politician and Minster of State who admitted fraudulently claiming €4,207.45 in expenses from the Oireachtas on forged mobile phone(...)

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