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For the first time in 23 years, Bord Gáis Neptune will enter the opening round of the Basketball Ireland National Cup as defending champions.The Cork(...)

The World Meteorological Organisation yesterday issued the latest figures for greenhouse gas concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere. They showed a relentless rise in the levels of the three of the most powerful climate-changing gases: carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland will be lashed by powerful storms and southern Europe could become as arid north Africa if greenhouse gas discharges continue unchecked, a cli(...)

The spread of seasonal flu across the State may be mapped more effectively with a new website which has gone “live” this week.The website, flusurvey.i(...)

The office of ombudsman should be ’reconfigured’, law school head Prof Donncha O’Connell has proposed. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The office of Ombudsman should be “reconfigured” as a constitutional office charged with protecting human rights, NUI Galway (NUIG) law school head Pr(...)

Former Green Party TD Dan Boyle said he would like to see a proper recognition of local government in the Constitution. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Protection of the environment should be enshrined in the Irish constitution as happens in many other European countries, the first of a series of regi(...)

A new study has found the pine marten population in the midlands is proportionately higher than in other parts of Europe. Photograph: Getty

Some people might think Ireland’s most elusive mammal is the tiger, but if you are a zoologist you will know it is the pine marten. Now, a new study h(...)

Lorna Siggins and Michael Murphy at their conferral yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish Times Western correspondent Lorna Siggins and RTÉ newsreader Michael Murphy were both awarded honorary master of arts degrees by NUI Galway yes(...)

Children’s violent abuse of their parents is a “growing and under-researched problem” a conference in Dublin was told today.

Children’s violent abuse of their parents is a “growing and under-researched problem” a conference in Dublin heard today. Declan Coogan, a social wor(...)

The Eglinton hostel in Salthill, Galway. Yesterday’s tour, by Senators and academics, of the Great Western hostel in the city centre and the Eglinton was facilitated by the Reception and Integration Agency.

Ireland’s handling of asylum seekers is costing 73 times that of Portugal, due to “inhumane” delays in refugee application decisions, according to a g(...)

Voting taking place at aConvention on the Constitution meeting in Malahide, Co  Dublin.

The Convention on the Constitution is to hold eight public meetings throughout Ireland later this month and in November. It is intended that these wil(...)

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