Meath is a county in Ireland.
The HSE was unaware that a senior staff member was the director of a company which successfully bid for a contract worth more than €136,000 to carry out work on a centre for people with disabilities in Navan, Co Meath, two years ago.
In a few weeks students will hopefully flock back to university campuses. For many the return will be made more anxious because of uncertainty as to where they’ll live. Their parents, paying for the pleasure, will also be anxious about whether they can afford to allow their child to live away from home in college.
The quiet of evening is broken only by the high-pitched, sharp, rasping call of a little tern. Against all odds, these small sea birds are breeding again at the beach at Portrane in north Co Dublin, thanks to the dedication of volunteers determined to protect them.
The corridors of Coláiste Bhríde at Rann Na Feirste in the Donegal Gaeltacht are buzzing as students take a break from morning classes. Organisers say they can’t keep up with demand for places this year with students eager as ever to experience the ‘rite of passage’ summer.
Delays in closing Navan Hospital’s emergency department due to political opposition are putting the lives of critically ill patients at risk, the hospital’s clinical director has warned.
I couldn’t believe it — after years of pestering and nagging my parents, they finally said yes to getting a dog! They’d always said it would be too much work or we couldn’t leave a dog alone all day. Then the pandemic happened and they changed their minds. I was so excited.
Transhumance, a romantic word, has to do with relocating farm animals, particularly sheep, in great numbers over long distances; my hands-on experience is confined to hauling a couple of smelly creatures into the back of a Land Cruiser to move them from one field to another when I was a much younger person.
Former RTÉ political correspondent Liam Cahill, who died suddenly at his home in Drumree, Co Meath, last Monday at the age of 72 years, played a significant role in Irish society over the years as a journalist, historian, civil servant and professional public relations consultant.
When former Taoiseach Charles Haughey was making ambitious plans for Ireland’s EU presidency back in 1990, he chose the journalist and economist Liam Cahill as his head of press in Brussels.
It wasn’t so very long ago that the phrase ‘food truck’ meant one of two things — a chipper van, probably parked outside a late-night venue, serving gravy-soaked chips and battered...well, anything; or an ice-cream truck, jangling its way through housing estates like a soft-serve Pied Piper. But times have changed.
For centuries, the summer solstice has been a celebratory occasion. But tensions are mounting between archaeologists and spiritual groups over the return of solstice gatherings at Irish heritage sites, expected to take place today.
The downgrading of Navan Hospital’s emergency department (ED) will see five or six seriously ill patients a day having to be taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Co Louth instead for safety reasons, senior doctors have said today.
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