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Accounts for the seven universities represented by the Irish Universities Association show they earn about €70 million a year renting out rooms to students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges have emptied for the summer but their managements are already grappling with how they will conduct a new academic year in the sha(...)

The low speed limit will apply to roads which previously allowed speeds of 50km/h and 80km/h . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Speed limits will be cut to 30km/h across Dublin city and suburbs, including on most major arterial routes, under new Covid-19 traffic laws to be pres(...)

Huge crowds would regularly turn out to watch the seven-a-side tournaments at the Gloucester Diamond with residents watching from the windows. Photograph: North Inner City Folklore Project

There’s a photograph of a woman looking out of her window at a quiet Foley Street below. All around her are boarded up windows. The buildings up and d(...)

Bob Weighton, the world’s oldest man, who has died aged 112 from cancer. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The world’s oldest man, Bob Weighton, has died from cancer at the age of 112, his family have confirmed. The former teacher and engineer, from Hampsh(...)

A newly-installed cycle lane and pedestrian lane installed on Ormond Quay by Dublin City Council, which reduces the usual two lanes of vehicular traffic down to one. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new National Transport Authority (NTA) and Dublin City Council Covid-19 “mobility intervention programme” represents the most radical redrawing of(...)

Dr Samer Armous, a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Limerick, moved   to Ireland from Syria more than 20 years ago. Photograph:  Alan Place

When Samer Arnous was 17 he moved to Ireland to sit the Leaving Cert. Having attended boarding school in Dorset as a child, the Syrian teenager was us(...)

Paddy Davis  would talk to the birds and sit listening to them singing.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

The council said parking rules and charges “have continued as normal and have never been suspended” during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A higher visibility of clampers on Dublin city streets can be expected from today as parking enforcement returns to a “more normal level”, Dublin City(...)

Part of the proposed new cycle route along the Liffey at Aston Quay in Dublin.

Steamrollers have taken to the Dublin city quays to finally begin work on the Liffey cycle route, which was first proposed almost eight years ago. Du(...)

 Sarah Kelly at The Village Butcher, Ranelagh, Dublin with her daughter Jessica and husband Michael Madden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An upmarket butcher’s shop in a leafy south Dublin suburb is probably the last place you would expect to find customers behaving badly during the Covi(...)

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