The recent mapping at irishtimes.com/ancestor of all General Register Office births between 1864 and 1913 (see bit.ly/1HL3gF9) brought us a massive in(...)

A duck enjoys the cool water in the afternoon sunshine through Westgate Gardens in Canterbury, Kent, England on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A Met Éireann weather warning has come into effect. Gale force winds are expected across western counties on Monday with gusts of up to 100km/h in coa(...)

A man  building  a shelter in the migrant camp  in Calais, France. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscapes of emigration, migration, exile and return are complex ones of loss, enrichment, suffering and enduring hope. Every time I hear about t(...)

Castlepalooza music and arts festival takes place until Sunday on the grounds of Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Co Offaly

Beatyard takes place today and tomorrow at Dún Laoghaire harbour from 2pm. A day ticket costs €59 or €95 for the weekend. Described as a seaside ce(...)

Best hat winner Danielle Gingell, from Claremorris, Co Mayo; winner of the Kilkenny best dressed lady prize Alex Butler, from Midleton, Co Cork; and best Irish design winner Mary White, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, at Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:10

The Galway public may have recently voted in favour of marriage equality, but there were calls for another form of parity at Ballybrit. Laois-born Leo(...)

Alex Butler from Middleton,  Co Cork won the  Best Dressed Lady prize at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

East Cork native Alex Butler has won the Best Dressed Lady title at this year’s Galway Races at Ballybrit. Ms Butler from Ballyedmond, Midleton, won(...)

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are investigating a “sinister” death threat which was hand-delivered to Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan on Monday morning. The handwritten letter wa(...)

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland. Mr Filan has confirmed he will be the general election can(...)

Westport, Co Mayo, won the 2014 award for best large tourism town. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The names of the 15 Irish towns shortlisted for the Tourism Towns Awards 2015 have been released by Fáilte Ireland. Co Kerry has the most towns featu(...)

It’s week three in the Best Shops in Ireland competition and nominations are flooding in from readers all over the country. For many of the shops w(...)