Author Tim Butcher: Newly published book on assassin whose shots sparked the first World War. Photograph:  Rosie Greenway/Getty Images

An award-winning war correspondent with a newly published book on the assassin whose shots set off the first World War is one of the key speakers at (...)

An Aerial view of Dubai, which Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited this week. Photograph: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

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People taking part in the Solidarity Walk-Rebelling Against Pylons and Wind Turbines, at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

EirGrid’s ambitious €3.2 billion plan to upgrade Ireland’s electricity network has been contentious since it was announced several years ago but oppos(...)

RTE's Fergal Keane fly-fishing for salmon on the Galway Weir

‘THE river is stuffed with fish at the moment,” Kevin says, as we arrive in Galway for an evening session at the “golden mile” (well, 230 meters) of p(...)

Theroux the looking-glass

A few months ago a student who was in the throes of completing an MA on festivals got in touch. Discussing her thesis on the authenticity of festivals(...)

Charlie Connelly appears at the Immrama festival in Lismore, Co Waterford this week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Barry Roche, Southern CorrespondentLiterary festivals and fine weather can be something of a lottery in Ireland but one man well poised to cope with t(...)

A big country house auction takes place on Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Lismore House Hotel, Lismore, Co Waterford, hosted by Fonsie Mealy Aucti(...)