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Dramatic drop in allocation of probationer gardai in Tipperary

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, will be asked to explain why there has been an almost two thirds reduction in the number of Probationer Garda for...

“The atrocities helped clear the air” – Brexit thoughts on Ireland

It’s a cold, damp morning in London, and the Palace of Westminster is festooned in scaffolding. At the gates stand seven hardy Brexit supporters,...

Sinn Fein selects Ballylanders man for Local Elections

Sinn Fein have selected Ballylanders native Jim Hickey to contest the Cappamore/ Kilmallock ward in the upcoming local elections. Mr Hickey, who is a lifelong resident...

One Horse Pony at the Franciscan Well

If you venture through the archway to Cork’s Franciscan Well of a Monday evening, you’ll likely hear One Horse Pony as you enter the...

Every opportunity to save Fermoy weir squandered

Every chance local officials and representatives had to repair Fermoy Weir, the buck was passed and the can was kicked. Spare us the hand-wringing...

Sherlock calls to lift capping at Coláiste an Chraoibhín

"The Minister has given a commitment for the school to be built and for pupils to be in by September. I believe it is...

New safety railings at Lismore playground welcome

New safety railings have been erected outside the side entrance to Lismore Millennium Park which leads through to the playground. Local Election candidate Louise Brierley...

Tuam Babies: Stay With Me

A new Dublin exhibition honours the 796 Tuam Babies, and their families and survivors. Donal O’Keeffe attended last week’s launch. Mary’s Child And they brought Jesus...

O’Driscoll welcomes planning application for Doneraile Court

Pa O'Driscoll, the Fine Gael candidate for the next General Election, has welcomed the application by the OPW for planning permission to undertake works...

Third FF candidate joins O’Flynn and O’Brien to contest 2019 local...

A third Fianna Fáil candidate, William O’Leary from Rathcormac, will join councillors Frank O’Flynn and Deirdre O’Brien to contest the upcoming May 2019 local election...

Fermoy volunteers making a real difference for Cork’s homeless

“I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and...

Old England is dying: The Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

Still he sings an empire song Still he keeps his navy strong And he sticks his flag where it ill belongs Old England is dying Hothouse Flowers played...

When was the last time a man was asked in a...

By Donal O’Keeffe Imagine the scene. A rape trial. A young woman says she met a man at a nightclub and they kissed. She says...

Taken Down: Why Irish children with Irish accents are not Irish...

I vaguely remember from my childhood something about Ireland being the land of a hundred thousand welcomes, and something too about a crock of...

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