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Darragh Lyons celebrates Waterford’s All-Ireland semi-final win over Kilkenny in 2020.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

On Sunday, for the first time in four years, Waterford will take on Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League. The reallocation of counties into two Di(...)

Whether a rent freeze would ultimately achieve lower rents is a seperate question, but would it be constitutional? Photograph: iStock

Reading Dáil debates, the Government’s speaking lines are consistent: property rights are protected by the Constitution; a three-year freeze would fac(...)

 The commissioning ceremony of 68 new Army Officers, 2 Air Corps Officers and 8 Maltese Officers at the Defence Forces training centre at the Curragh Camp in 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

After a year’s work and over a thousand interviews with soldiers, sailors, air crew and military experts, the Commission on the Defence Forces is to f(...)

A woman has died in a farm related incident in Co Laois. Photograph: iStock

A woman in her 60s died in an incident on a farm in Co Laois on Monday, gardaí have said. Emergency services attended the scene of the fatal workplac(...)

Clara Gibson was a consultant orthodontist in London, but is enjoying a different way of life and work in Singapore

Clara Gibson is from Portlaoise and studied dentistry in Trinity College, Dublin. After graduating in 2010, she moved to London then spent 10 years wo(...)

The Chief Justice Liam Hamilton at the Supreme Court in Dublin in April 1997. Photograph: Joe St Leger

RTÉ’s television series Crime and Confessions focused on the role of gardaí in securing “confessions” from innocent people in the 1971 Una Lynskey mur(...)

The court dismissed an appeal by Sean O’Brien (62) because of a 26-year delay in prosecuting the case.

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has rejected a legal action of a prison officer who claimed a bullet narrowly missed him when a firearm was discharged by an(...)

Lisa and Mel Duffy, parents of baby Luke, photographed after the inquest where a verdict of medical misadventure was returned at an inquest into the death of their baby boy at Portlaoise Hospital in October 2018.

Women giving birth in maternity units as well as staff should have access at all times to the expertise provided by consultant obstetricians, a corone(...)

‘We do not have enough judges to provide the sort of service we would like to provide and that the country deserves,’ says Judge Paul Kelly, President of the District Court. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The lowest and busiest tier of the courts structure, the District Court is the workhorse of the courts system representing all human life – when it(...)

The Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) report shows PPE waste at record levels, with an increase in the presence of both masks and gloves. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Urban litter levels have deteriorated, according to Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal), with Covid-19-related waste, particularly masks, at “record (...)

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