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Gardaí at a checkpoint on the M4 in Co Kildare, outbound from Dublin,  as part of Operation Fanacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The volume of traffic in the Republic’s roads notably decreased just days into the Garda’s Operation Fanacht. The operation has seen thousands of che(...)

Aldi’s on-demand grocery service was launched in June with two stores taking part. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retailer Aldi has increased the range of products available for home delivery through its partnership with Deliveroo, doubling it to more than 330 pro(...)

The figure includes   an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-seminary programme for those considering whether they have a vocation. File photograph: Getty Images

A total of 13 men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood in Ireland this year including an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-semin(...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

People  outside a disco bar in Wuhan in September as life there returns to normal. We must not let stories invite us to circle the wagons and close off our hearts. Photograph: Getty Images

Humans are meaning-making creatures. We want to find a narrative – a story – to make sense of the coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the world. Ther(...)

Shelves stocked with wellington boots and outdoor shoes ready for use in a Danish primary school. Photograph: Séamie Ó Néill

Our health and wellbeing have fast become top priorities as we do everything we can to stay safe from Covid-19. School leaders, teachers and managemen(...)

With a 10%  mean average increase in grades within higher papers it was always inevitable that those who had delayed their application to college would be squeezed by the process

This year’s Leaving Cert students were aware when they reflected on their final course choices in June that their teachers were in the process of dete(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

Commissioned by HIV Ireland, the small-scale study looks at how the Part 4 of the Sexual Offences Act (2017) has impacted sex workers.

Sex workers feel less safe, more stigmatised and in greater fear of gardaí since a law criminalising the purchase of sex was enacted, a report from Ma(...)

Stephanie Thompson: ‘I could not settle in school. I was battling anxiety. At times I felt like I was drowning.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The teenage years were a struggle. We moved from Dublin to Athy in Co Kildare when I was 13, and it was a real culture shock for me. I experienced bul(...)

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