Gerry King (left) from Dunleer, Co Louth, ploughing in the senior horse section, watched by his son Gerard  at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

There is nothing like this. Nothing. Here, you get the real deal. This is the mood your vintage oilcloth artisan types strive to evoke in their carefu(...)

May 1st, 1916: A barricade made of carts, in Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we posted a message on The Irish Times Facebook page asking for you to tell us the stories of relatives who you think may have been(...)

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee, who launched the Pieta House campaign today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House has launched a rural suicide intervention campaign which it says is the biggest such initiative ever launche(...)

Elizabeth Brennan, Cathy Henderson and Mary Hunter working on the 1913 Lockout Tapestry. The creative process is a collective experience, with each of the panels created by members of craft,  community and prison groups. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The thing to remember about the 1913 Lockout Tapestry is that it’s not a tapestry. “It’s not a tapestry,” says Helen Jakobsen, a member (...)

Rob Kearney: not thinking about Lions tours or Ireland woes . . . just about Leinster.

Blind panic is a raised eyebrow. Rob Kearney knows Leinster need some repointing and a little bit of reinforcement work on the foundations. But all(...)