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Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad is winding down in training, all set to depart for warm-weather training camps at the end of this month. On a recent day at the Nat(...)

The presence of rodents and other pests presents a grave and immediate danger to consumers’ health, said the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Photograph: iStock

More restaurants were closed or sanctioned by Ireland’s food safety watchdog last month than at any time since it began policing the sector more than (...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning the gold medal in the Lightweight Men’s double sculls at the World Rowing Championships at Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The shape of the Irish rowing season is in the spotlight this weekend. The Skibbereen Head of the River gives rowers, mostly in the south of the cou(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A verdict of accidental death has been returned at the inquest into the death of an experienced cyclist who died four years ago in a collision on the (...)

Lord David Puttnam. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Politicians should set aside any personal views on RTÉ and seek to ensure it is properly funded as having an independent public service broadcaster is(...)

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and Garda technical experts examine the scene in Skibbereen where John Ustic’s body was found. Photograph: Provision

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of John Ustic, who was killed in west Cork in September 2017. Mr Ustic,(...)

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority were notified and gardaí cordoned off the scene for a technical examination.

Gardaí are hoping that a postmortem examination will establish the exact cause of death of a 73-year-old farmer who suffered fatal injuries in a farm (...)

Irish delegates at the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York Jack O’Connor and Valerie Molay.  Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

The world has “gone past the point of idle conversation” about how to respond to climate change, according to Jack O’Connor, a young climate ambassado(...)

Shane O’Neill has just finished his first year teaching through Irish on Cape Clear island off the coast of West Cork. Photograph: Tony McElhinney

It is a year since Shane O’Neill bucked the trend of twenty-something professionals who flock in their thousands to urban centres in search of promisi(...)

There was ‘a failure to appreciate how divisive and destabilising’ Brexit would be for Northern Ireland, said  Prof Mary Murphy, of the Department of Government and Politics at UCC. File image: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The UK’s decision to hold a referendum on Brexit with little thought to the consequences for Northern Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations follows a patt(...)

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