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A Dublin parish priest has appealed to the Catholic bishops to advise that all Masses in Ireland at Christmas take place online. “The best and safest (...)

People’s movements to and from work have fallen by a third since early October, according to Google. File photograph: Getty Images

People’s movements to and from work have fallen by a third since early October, while mobility around homes has increased, according to Google data. (...)

There were 2,145 knives seized by gardaí across the State last year, up 33% on 2017. File photograph: Getty

Knife seizures have continued to increase this year despite the Covid-19 lockdown, with one in six knives seized by gardaí taken from children aged 12(...)

John Creedon: Italian, French and Spanish place names were brought to Ireland as the Dublin middle classes returned from travelling, hence Sorrento Road and Vico Road in Dalkey. Photograph: Don Macmonagle

There’s an old folk tale that dates from a time when the Russian-Finnish border was being redrawn. Some rather stern officials from Moscow knocked on (...)

Gardaí at a checkpoint on the M4 in Co Kildare, outbound from Dublin,  as part of Operation Fanacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The volume of traffic in the Republic’s roads notably decreased just days into the Garda’s Operation Fanacht. The operation has seen thousands of che(...)

The launch of the Culture Night Dublin programme in February. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 700 events are due to take place, both virtually and in person, across the country on Friday evening as part of Culture Night 2020, now in i(...)

Séamus Harrington, wife Karen and family. Copyright: RTÉ and Shinawil 2020

Freud once said of the Irish: “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever”. He was essentially wrong, of course (oh an(...)

Sisters Aoibhe, Shona and Cara Heaney, from Rathfarnham, enjoying the snow in Killakee, Co Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Further snowfall is expected early on Wednesday in parts of the country ahead of a further period of unsettled weather with the expected arrival of St(...)

Six new secondary schools are to be established in the greater Dublin area in September 2020. Photograph: iStock

Educate Together and the State-run Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have been awarded the patronage of six new secondary schools that are to be es(...)

In Co Waterford, €3.7m was approved for the Mount Congreve Estate.

Government approval of €16.3 million in funding for four projects designed to develop rural tourism has been welcomed by Fáilte Ireland. The funds w(...)

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