At about 4.40am on New Year’s Day, two men died in a collision on a high-quality stretch of the N26, near Ballina, Co Mayo. They were the first fat(...)


At 4.40am on January 1st two men died in the first fatal road crash of 2014, near Ballina, Co Mayo. This series of articles - now published in full(...)

The picturesque towns of Killaloe and Ballina lie on either side of the River Shannon, which divides the counties of Clare and Tipperary. The birth(...)

Maggie Timoney: “Heineken is a family company and we have family values. Those values are very important to every single employee at Heineken. We think it’s uncool to be drunk – at any age.”   Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Imagine a job interview during which you are asked to hold hands with your potential boss. Later that boss/interviewer faints and you are called on to(...)

Tarrabelle and Rusty, of Zap Circus, from Australia on Sandymount Beach, Dublin as  street performers prepared to take part in championship this weekend Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

With the warm sunny weather set to continue and temperatures of between 22 and 26 degrees forecast for the weekend, it is the perfect time to get out (...)