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  The family of Eimear Lambe, one of the four Irish rowers to win an Olympic bronze medal, celebrate at home in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Lambe family home on Dublin’s Old Cabra Road is unmistakable. It’s the one with the bunting and the large poster of the Irish women’s rowing crew(...)

 Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey  poses with her silver medal. Photograph: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Siobhan Haughey’s silver-medal-winning swimming performance at the Tokyo Olympics has been praised by her second cousin, the TD Seán Haughey, who said(...)

Emily Hegarty, Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe and Aifric Keogh collect their bronze medals for the women’s four on the fifth Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

The area in Co Galway between the Furbo home of Aifric Keogh’s family and that of her teammate Fiona Murtagh, has become an Olympic village, Ms Keogh’(...)

Gardaí in Naas are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A man in his 60s was fatally struck by a vehicle in Co Kildare early on Wednesday morning. Gardaí were alerted to the incident on the R407 road, be(...)

The expectation is that service will be restored throughout the afternoon. People will feel full pressure returning. File photograph: Getty

High temperatures in recent weeks and ageing infrastructure may have contributed to the catastrophic water mains burst that left much of Kerry without(...)

The survey found 60% of primary school and almost 70% of secondary school parents were concerned about the educational development of their children. Photograph: iStock

Nearly a quarter of primary schoolchildren spent less than an hour a day learning last year, a survey by children’s charity Barnardo’s has found. It(...)

When inspectors visited in March they did not leave until a deep clean of the centre was carried out, resulting in eight large black bags of refuse being removed. Photograph: iStock

A residential home for people with intellectual disabilities has had its registration cancelled after residents were found to be living in unsafe and (...)

Heavy rainfall is forecast for across the country. Image: Windy.com

Potentially torrential rain is on the way as Met Éireann issues a weather warning for across the country. Rainfall of between 25mm and 30mms in a sh(...)

Patrick O’Donnell was executed in London on December 17th, 1885, for the murder of James Carey.

A man hanged for the killing of the one of the most notorious informers in 19th century Ireland was a victim of a miscarriage of justice, a new book c(...)

Irish emigrants embarking for America at Waterloo Docks, Liverpool, 1850. From The Illustrated London News, July 1850. Photograph: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images.

In the 19th century, typhus occupied a place in the public conscience in a way that Covid-19 does now – except typhus was much more deadly, incurable (...)

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