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Angeline Ruddy, deputy principal of Moville Community College: ‘It’s on our children’s lips, it’s on our staff’s lips... There’s no getting away from mica’. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At Moville Community College, everybody is talking about mica. In the staffroom and in the corridors it is the main subject of conversation; on the s(...)

There have suggestions of further protests by those affected by the mica issue with widespread disappointment expressed over this week’s proposed Government redress scheme. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has suggested that a controversial sliding scale for financial supports for homeowne(...)

NUI Galway has  advised students that it will be flexible in granting deferrals if they cannot come to campus for in-person exams next month. Photograph: iStock

Students at NUI Galway have strongly criticised the university for its decision to continue mass in-person exams for students this year despite growin(...)

Students at Trinity College Dublin relax in the early-September sunshine.  Ireland experienced  a particularly warm autumn this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Many parts of Ireland have had their mildest autumn since records began, Met Éireann has revealed. Eight weather stations recorded temperatures well(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee celebrates with the Sam Maguire cup following victory over Mayo in this year’s  All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The announcement of a task force to produce proposals for the future shape of the football championship might strike many as a bit leisurely given tha(...)

Shane Kenny outside his home in Achill Co Mayo. The solar power system cost €18,000, of which €3,000 came from a State grant. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Shane Kenny said he decided to install a solar panel system at his home in Achill, Co Mayo, at a cost of €18,000 in order to “help this planet surviv(...)

Chris Scott in the bathroom of his mica-affected home in Shroove, Inishowen, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Homeowners affected by the mica defective blocks scandals have reacted angrily to the revised redress scheme, saying they will still have to contribut(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee secured Government approval on Tuesday to recommend to President Michael D Higgins that he exercise his right to pardon  John Twiss. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A report into the circumstances of a murder that took place in Co Cork 126 years ago has led to a posthumous pardon for the man executed for the crime(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: The square-footage costs will be reviewed every year in line with inflation and the annual cost of building as set by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Homeowners caught up in the mica scandal said the devil would be in the detail of the revised redress scheme and, now that they have it, there see a l(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is expected to hold a press conference at lunchtime on Tuesday formally announcing the scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has agreed to finance a €2.2 billion scheme to rebuild and remediate an estimated 7,500 homes which have been structurally damaged by m(...)

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