Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with Senator Paul Bradford. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rural indigenous Irish companies must be given greater supports including high-quality broadband and roads as well as better access to credit, Renua (...)

December was, unsurprisingly, the wettest month in 2015 with most stations in the west, south and midlands recording their worst conditions for between six and 13 years. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Virtually every part of Ireland experienced double or triple the level of rainfall normally experienced in December. With much of the country still (...)

Pamela Mitford, painted in Paris c1925, by Paul César Helleu (1859-1927). The portrait will go under the hammer in Dublin next month

In the 1950s Pamela Jackson, an Englishwoman who lived at Tullamaine Castle near Fethard, Co Tipperary decided to leave Ireland. She had separated fro(...)

The tiger skin, which has been carefully preserved, was brought home to Ireland as a souvenir of the British Raj

Chance items in auction salerooms can bring to life the most unexpected aspects of our history. Among the lots on view at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Lao(...)

Stills from a photo album depicting the Royal Munster Fusiliers on duty in Rangoon Burma, not long before the outbreak of the first World War

Irish involvement in the first World War – a timely topic as the centenary commemorations get underway – was, for much of the 20th century, largely ig(...)

The shore of Lough Swilly on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What was described as the world’s longest way-marked-trail, a 2,500km Irish coastal route called the Wild Atlantic Way, was officially launched(...)

Sinn Féin Ireland South European elections candidate, Liadh Ní Riada, has said she was contacted by an expert in plant ecology who had series concerns over the extensive felling of Japanese larch proposed for Gougane Barra. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Coillte and the Forest Service have been called upon to clarify the extent of a fungal disease among trees at the Gougane Barra Forest Park in Co Cork(...)

A Garda car outside house which was the scene of an attempted armed robbery in Glounthaune, Co Cork last night. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí are questioning five men arrested after officers foiled an attempted armed robbery on the home of a businessman in Glounthaune in east Cork las(...)

A complainant has said in court her Irish Navy colleague slapped her on the bottom and the buttocks while she was working. She spoke of her outrage at the actions of her colleague. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A sailor in the Irish Navy yesterday denied sexually assaulting a female colleague, instead insisting he had engaged in general banter and horseplay w(...)

The arrests involved members of the Organised Crime Unit and Fraud Investigation Unit attached to Anglesea Street Garda station in Cork, along with local detectives. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three men were arrested in Co Cork this morning on suspicion of involvement in fraudulent motor insurance claims. The men, ranging in age from their 2(...)