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Minister for Transport Shane Ross told People Before Profit Alliance TD Bríd Smith the four projects were selected due to their potential impact on road safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

Part of a €100 million Revenue tax refund, which arose after a European ruling on the charging of VAT on motorway tolls, is to be spent on a series of(...)

Martin McGuinness (right) and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the funeral of Patrick Kelly, a reputed IRA commander in East Tyrone shot dead by the SAS in 1987. File photograph: PA Wire

May 23rd, 1950: James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is born in Derry. The city was riven by poverty, unemployment and discrimination. Gerrymandering meant(...)

Rosleague on Milltown Road  is for sale for €1.375 million.

For years, a site with a boarded-up bungalow stood vacant on Milltown Road as several ambitious planning proposals were applied for and then refused f(...)

Belmont Avenue in Dublin 4 is a road you could easily miss. Linking the busy thoroughfares of Donnybrook and Ranelagh it’s a long, narrow artery flan(...)

Junior cycle reforms: The ASTI is opposed  and says teachers should not be asked to assess their own students for work linked in any way to State exams. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Teachers in some fee-paying schools have been criticised by Department of Education inspectors for failing to implement changes linked to the reformed(...)

The front garden of 8 Nutgrove Park has been paved with cobblelock

Nutgrove Park is not close to Nutgrove Shopping Centre – you’d think it might be – but is actually in Clonskeagh. The development sits just opposite (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: There remains another transportation peak to be conquered. It’s called Bus Éireann

A full two weeks to the day since he took the south side omnibus into town, the Minister for Transport was sufficiently recovered to tell his Cabinet (...)

Mary Jennings: ‘In addition to my new pelvic floor relaxation homework, I enjoyed my running at a slow comfortable pace.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

When I was 14 weeks pregnant, it still felt surreal that a human, now the size of an orange, was growing inside me. There was still no visible bump an(...)

Central Criminal Court in Tralee: “I feel bad. I shouldn’t have put anyone through it,” said the woman on trial

A 26-year-old woman has been found guilty at the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee of making a false report of rape. A jury of nine women and three me(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny: the Dublin star has long been a key figure for his club, Dublin county senior football finalists, Castleknock. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In these pages earlier this month, Malachy Clerkin detailed the Big Bang in Castleknock – recording the story of a GAA club, and how it transformed it(...)

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