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 Minister of State  Pippa Hackett has called for a pilot public banking project. File photograph: Julien Behal Photography

A Government junior minister has said it is time to consider a pilot public banking project because of the lack of proper competition in the banking s(...)

Tullamore in Co Offaly is continuing to report the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Tullamore in Co Offaly is continuing to report the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country, with the town’s incidence rate more than three t(...)

Seamus Darby behind the bar of  The Greyhound at Chapel Street, Toomevara, Co Tipperary. Photograph: fergalshanahan.com

The scorer of one of the most famous goals in All-Ireland football history has been praised by a judge for his generosity towards a woman whose danger(...)

 Phathisani Nkomo, from Zimbabwe, lives with her husband in a direct provision centre in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On the wall beside Phathisani Nkomo’s bed in the room she shares with her husband in Co Offaly, the Zimbabwean teacher keeps about two dozen multi-col(...)

Every adult in the State is to have been offered a vaccine by the end of September, said the Minister for Health. File photograph: Getty

The coronavirus situation is at a “real tipping point” as the benefit of vaccinations against higher case numbers will not be felt for another six to (...)

Members of the National Ambulance Service working at a walk-in Covid-19 test centre on the grounds of Grangegorman Primary Care Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Five walk-in Covid-19 testing centres aimed at picking up asymptomatic cases in areas with high rates of the disease opened on Thursday. Four of the (...)

The HSE’s mobile walk-in covid 19 test centre in Tullamore. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tullamore is a bustling, sociable place known for its historic buildings and thriving nightlife. A year into the global pandemic and the Co Offaly to(...)

A Garda patrol car was  struck as officers tried to bring the chase in Longford on Monday to a halt. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man is to appear in court on Thursday morning charged in connection to a car chase in Longford town on Monday which left a garda in hospital. The G(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin has raised concerns about a 42% week-on-week increase in the numbers referred for Covid-19 testing. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Rising Covid-19 infections and a sharp increase in the number of people being sent for testing for coronavirus has left progress against the disease i(...)

Five new ‘walk-in’ Covid-19 test centres are to open in Dublin and Tullamore tomorrow

Five new “walk-in” Covid-19 testing centres opening on Thursday are aimed at catching asymptomatic cases of the virus in “a broader sweep of the popul(...)

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