Smuggler's Creek Inn, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal
Barfly: A walk to the pub

ULSTER Smugglers Creek, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal It’s hard to be anywhere in Donegal and not be in walking country. The hills, valleys and coastlin(...)

Motorists have been urged to take care on icy roads this Christmas Eve. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Motorists have been urged to take care this Christmas Eve as black ice and flooding have been reported on roads around the country. AA Roadwatch has (...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A parish priest in Ballina has accused Yes voters in the recent marriage-equality referendum of giving “two fingers” to the Catholic Church. Fr Tom D(...)

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland said the current hospital crisis highlighted the need to address the health needs of older people. His agency, as a national charity for older people, believed a major State challenge was the provision of health and social care supports for them in their communities. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Over 60 per cent of pensioners are in the bottom half of income distribution nationally, Age Action Ireland’s head of advocacy and communications Eamo(...)

On Main Street, Belmullet, Co Mayo, are: AJ Reilly, owner of a hardware shop; Kevin Sheridan, a butcher on the street; Liam McAndrew, a draper; John Conroy of the fruit and veg shop; Paula Murphy, a florist; Breege O’Donoghue of An Builín Blasta; and Davy O’Donoghue and Dawn Barrett of O’Donoghue’s bakery. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Main Street, Belmullet, Co Mayo, is a street of the kind that used to be in almost every town and village in Ireland. It’s full of family-run busin(...)

 Enjoying the sun on the East Pier in Dunlaoghaire, Dublin during the good weather last month. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin was the sunniest place in Ireland in June and recorded six consecutive days with more than 14.5 hours sunshine – breaking a 71-year-old record.(...)