Best Day Out in Ireland 2015 - #bestdayout . Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly.
The Best Day Out in Ireland
  • Travel
  • April 18, 2015, 01:00

  The Irish Times is running a competition to find the best way to spend the day in Ireland. We’d like to find the country’s best hi(...)

Botox is one of a number of pharmaceutical products made in Allergan’s Westport plant. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Files/Reuters

Allergan, the maker of Botox, has agreed to sell itself in a $66 billion (€53 billion) deal with fellow drugs group Actavis, with rival Valeant bowing(...)

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chief O’Neill Traditional Music Festival The celebration of traditional music legend Chief O’Neill takes places in Bantry, West Cork until Sunday, Nov(...)

Newly appointed US ambassador Kevin O’Malley has said he does not think the end of the corporate tax avoidance strategy would affect US companies operating in Ireland.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The US ambassador to Ireland said he applauds the phasing out of the “double Irish” taxation arrangement - a change which, he said, could work to Irel(...)

 Heuston Station. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Services to and from Heuston station have resumed this morning with delays after severe disruption to commuter and inter-city train services. Iarnród(...)

Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

There have been several Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alerts issued by gardaí over recent years.The alert system was launched in May 2012. It is used wh(...)

Georgina Campbell (fifth from left) with some of the  winners gathered for the announcement of the Georgina Campbell Awards 2015  in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Award for services to Irish food and hospitality: Bill and Isabelle Kelly, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare, Co WexfordHotel of the Year: Beech Hill House Hote(...)

US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley speaking with Missouri senator Claire McCaskill at confirmation hearing before the Senate foreign relations committee in July.

The American Ireland Fund, the influential philanthropic group, sent a strongly worded letter of frustration to the Democratic and Republican leaders (...)

Gardaí are working with Interpol to try to contact the next of kin of an elderly man found dead in Westport, Co Mayo.

An elderly man is believed to have lain dead in an apartment in Co Mayo for up to a month before his body was discovered.Gardaí are working with Inter(...)

Kilkenny Castle taken from  St John’s Bridge. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan/The Irish Times

After putting on a thrilling display in the All Ireland hurling final yesterday, Kilkenny has another reason to feel proud today. It has been named Ir(...)