Longford vied with Drogheda, Dún Laoghaire, Dungarvan, and Kilkenny for the title of Ireland’s cleanest town following a survey of 40 towns and cities across the country in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Longford was officially named as Ireland’s cleanest town at a ceremony in Dublin on Monday. The midlands town had been vying with Drogheda, Dungarvan(...)

Horseplay in Kerry. Photograph: Thinkstock

I’ve always wanted to go horse-riding, but it wasn’t an activity readily available to poor children growing up in urban Limerick in the 1990s. The (...)

A new “brand” of tourism is being launched in Killarney, Co Kerry – that of spiritual tourism. The promotion is the brainchild of the town’s chamber o(...)

Curvy ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Ribblesdale Stakes during Royal Ascot 2015. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Attacking the Darley Irish Oaks in force has worked well for Aidan O’Brien in the past and the champion trainer is putting the ammunition in place (...)

Kieran Donaghy scores Kerry’s first goal in their drawn Munster Senior Football Championship Final clash with Cork last Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A really gripping Munster final in Killarney leaves both Cork and Kerry with everything to play for and a huge number of question marks hanging over b(...)

Mark Collins reacts with dismay as referee Pádraig Hughes awards a penalty for Kerry in the Munster final in Killarney. photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kerry won last year’s All-Ireland title with a late and audacious high-wire act and there was more trapeze artistry to be seen in Killarney as they he(...)

A view of Muckross Lake, at Dundag,  Killarney National Park.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

It is home to 26,000 acres of lush mountains, aboriginal forest, walkways, rivers, castles and stately homes, cycle paths and disused mines, golf c(...)

Headline act: Duran Duran had been announced as being on the bill in Killarney

Killarney Festival of Music & Food is no longer taking place in Co Kerry this weekend. The event had been due to host 36,000 people – 18,000 a (...)

Facilities for patients with acute psychiatric difficulties in Waterford University Hospital remain unsuitable despite a recent €1.2 million upgrade, (...)

Businesswoman Jackie Lavin. An application by receivers to repossess the Killarney mountain home associated with Ms Lavin has been adjourned because of High Court proceedings brought by Ms Lavin on the matter. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An application by receivers to repossess the Killarney mountain home associated with the businesswoman Jackie Lavin and her partner Bill Cullen has be(...)