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John Butler, manager of the Portlick Scout Campsite near Athlone, preparing for more than 400 campers over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Friday night, the first of more than 400 scouts were starting to pitch their tents for a large camping weekend in Portlick, outside of Athlone, Co (...)

Mark English winning a sixth national indoor title in the men’s 800m at the  recent National Senior Indoor ChampionshipsChampionships at the  National Indoor Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

You know what every athlete says about making a championship final: anything can happen! For Mark English, what happened the last two times he made a(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The “first real Shannon maintenance scheme since Queen Victoria” will start to pay off this winter as flood protection, water-level management and wor(...)

Abbey House is a dream buy for someone who enjoys messing about on the river, walking the country’s greenway and indulging a curiosity about historic (...)

Sunbathers enjoying the good weather in Dublin’s  Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Water restrictions could remain in place for the rest of the year if the current pressure on supply across the State does not reduce, Irish Water has (...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton: this new process has ‘the potential to change the course of education in Ireland by providing a system which reflects the changing needs of families’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Parents are to be polled over the coming weeks on whether they want multi-denominational patrons to take over the running of Catholic schools. The mo(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys announced a scheme to address labour shortages in horticulture, meat processing and dairying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expanded worker permit system offers hope that acute labour shortages in Irish agri-food businesses will ease, according to employers in the sector(...)

25 Park Drive, Ranelagh, D6. Down €25,000 to €950,000

It’s not just retailers who drop their prices over the Christmas holidays - estate agents do it too - in the hope that a discount will reignite intere(...)

Siro chief executive Sean Atkinson (right) with Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president of Huawei’s carrier business group. The Siro-Huawei joint venture is investing €450 million in building a nationwide FTTB network

ESB and Vodafone joint venture Siro, which recently walked away from the Government’s National Broadband Plan bidding process, has signed a €25 millio(...)

If you feel an exam paper did not go well, it is a very good idea to view scripts with your teacher. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

August 16th will be a day fraught with nerves and excitement for many as thousands of students receive their Leaving Cert results. While we can all (...)

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