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The  Seabourn Quest at anchor in Killybegs, Co Donegal

There is a very, very large bouquet of flowers in the back of Elaine Quinn’s car, which is parked on the quayside at Killybegs in Co Donegal. She glan(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

John Ford’s 1952 film “The Quiet Man”, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The new exhibition is hosted in the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, which O’Sullivan opened 29 years ago

An exhibition featuring the costumes, dresses and personal items of Irish-American actor Maureen O’Hara has opened in Foynes, Co Limerick. The exhib(...)

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil: “I think some of our parliamentary party are disconnected from where the public are. That is evident, and it was borne out in recent polls.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The impact of Kerry opposition to repealing the Eighth Amendment ahead of the vote may well have influenced public opinion on the Limerick border. In(...)

Shannon Foynes Port Company: project  will involve raising an 83-acre area by 4.4m, along with new internal roads, bridges and a roundabout.

One of the Republic’s biggest ports plans to spend €20 million to help create a site for marine-related industries on 83 acres of its land. Shannon F(...)

The Mungret decision has been criticised by Limerick Against Pollution, which was critical of  a proposal to burn used tyres in kilns used in the manufacturing process at an oral hearing last September

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for replacement of fossil fuels use at two of Irish Cement’s manufacturing facilities – at Mungret on the outs(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee: ‘The country simply did not have the resources at that stage to commit to that level of investment’, a spokesman for Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision when minister for transport more than six years ago to drop west and northwest projects from an EU cr(...)

Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An application for EU funding for transport projects in the west and northwest was dropped following the intervention of Leo Varadkar when he was mini(...)

Bord na Móna “will fully comply with the provision of the new low-smoke zone and will exit the bituminous coal business before a total ban comes into effect in 2019”. Photograph: iStock

Government policy has prompted Bord na Móna to close its loss-making coal business, setting up a possible row with unions representing workers hit by (...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

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