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‘You’re not outside anyone’s house shouting ugly insults, maybe; you’re in their pocket shouting at them instead.’ Photograph: iStock

What was your take on the protest last weekend outside Leo Varadkar’s house? Did you regard it as shameful, despicable and absolutely nothing to do wi(...)

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘The existing scheme is clearly not adequate and there is a need for an enhanced scheme.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The potential for 100 per cent redress for owners of homes affected by mica “remains on the table”, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said following a meeting(...)

Work on the ESB-Bord na Móna wind farm project near the Oweninny river. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Bord na Móna and ESB have secured financing for the €150 million Oweninny wind farm project in north county Mayo. The project is to be financed with(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told gathering that ‘ultimately it’s not the Government that pays for this, it’s . . . the average working person.’

The issue of redress for mica-affected homeowners “dominated” the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, with significant support for those campaignin(...)

Gabriela Meade Diaz with her fiancé Enda  and their dog Bailey at their home in Mayo Abbey, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

When Gabriela Meade Díaz’s flight landed in Dublin in 2016 she instantly felt a connection to Ireland: “I don’t know how to explain it but it jus(...)

GAA president Larry McCarthy is worried about the long-lasting impact of online abuse on amateur players. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GAA president Larry McCarthy has urged fans, commentators and social media users to practice restraint in their comments and analysis of the associati(...)

 Joe McMahon celebrates with the Sam Maguire: ‘You can’t really imagine what it must have been like for those players coming back from Covid. It was some effort from everyone to get back to a place where we could compete.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you’re in the middle of it all, you don’t always know as much as you think you do. Joe McMahon laughs when he says that there were about 30 sec(...)

Tyrone’s Ulster Championship victory was surely a springboard to All-Ireland success. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We tend to sleepwalk into things in life. If the current All-Ireland football championships proposals are passed, then very soon the big summer jambor(...)

Senator Barry Ward is celebrating his engagement to fellow Fine Gaeler Aoife McLoughlin-Ngo.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a brave Government politician who would organise a big social bash these days, inviting a shedload of Coalition leading lights to an evening of c(...)

Maureen Irvine, of Malin, Inishowen with brothers Ali, Hugh and John Farren, of Malinhead, Co Donegal (L-R), protesting outside Leinster House, in support of an improved  mica redress scheme. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearain/Collins

Representatives of Donegal and Mayo homeowners affected by defective mica bricks have made a “final” demand for 100 per cent redress, a 40-year State (...)

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