Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

The present owner’s grandfather, Bryan, was an MP at Westminster and was elected as a TD in south Dublin in 1923.

It’s been their family estate for 350 years, but yesterday the Cooper family confirmed that they are selling Markree Castle, one of Co Sligo’s most hi(...)

‘I do love this job; otherwise I wouldn’t have been doing it for 13 years’: Kay Mitchell, schools liaison officer at Maynooth University, is getting ready for this week’s Higher Options exhibition. photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Monday I’m back on the road again, driving out to a school in Dublin. The tune of Morning Ireland on the radio is comforting and familiar even if the (...)

Gardaí have issued a child rescue alert in their search for Sait Canbullu (15) who was abducted in Wexford town earlier today.

Missing teenager Sait Canbullu (15), has been found safe and well in Ballymote, Co Sligo this afternoon. Gardaí had earlier stood down the child resc(...)

Volunteers excavate the box-like archeological structure on Coney Island. The site may date back 4,000 years

Archaeologists have discovered signs of human habitation, possibly dating back 4,000 years, on Sligo’s Coney Island.A box-like structure built from l(...)

Two RNLI lifeboats  based in Buncrana and a rescue helicopter  from Sligo attended the scene. Three members of the  RNLI boarded the vessel and used a salvage pump to remove the water from the boat.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Six fishermen were rescued off the coast of Inishowen last night when their boat began taking on water.The RNLI responded to the call off Inishowen. T(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis: “The frequency and regularity of what we’re seeing seems to be a phenomenon of recent years. We’re seeing it on a regular basis.” Photograph: Collins/Courts

  The bodies of nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll were spirited away from their house in Charleville, Co Cork, yesterday. Th(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned today that the Government was not in a position to “write large cheques” while conceding tax figures published this afternoon were “quite strong”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned today that the Government was not in a position to “write large cheques” while conceding tax figures published this aftern(...)

A portrait of Charles Alexander   MacMunn, published in  the British Medical Journal  in  March 1911.    Photograph: Wellcome Trust

He is the forgotten Irish scientist, who in the 1800s conducted his research in a hayloft over his stables and whose findings were rubbished in his li(...)