Tollymore Forest Park. Photograph: Tourism Ireland

For some of us, the very best place to barbecue is in our own back garden. For others, the kitchen cooker starts to look very well located indeed by (...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

Oisín Totten (8) from Derry marches with the South Derry Re-enactors at the Reclaim 1916 parade and open air pageant and concert.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The families of the first fatality of the Easter Rising in Dublin and the first rebel to die were united yesterday in a simple gesture of reconciliati(...)

A breakdown of student grant data shows higher third-level participation rates in the Blanchardstown and Tallaght areas, which have institutes of technology. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Students in relatively disadvantaged areas of the capital are more likely to go on to third-level if they live close to a college, new figures suggest(...)

Former deputy editor of The Irish Times James “Jim” Downey  at his home in Monkstown, Co Dublin, in October 2009. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

James Downey had journalism and politics in his blood, but last Wednesday he decided he could wait no longer for a government to be formed, mourners a(...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

Crowds celebrate the result of the Marriage Equality referendum in Dublin Castle last year.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There were 91 same sex marriages in the last six weeks of 2015 after they were legalised for the first time, figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

Stephen Feeney  (far right) with his cousins Eamon, Andy, Janice, Liam and Rhian Neitzel while tubing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stephen spent Christmas on the farm of his aunt Peggy, who emigrated to the US in 1966 from Killargue, Co Leitrim.

Growing up, this time of year always bought great expectation in my family home. During this window when winter was ending and summer was on the horiz(...)

Roscommon and Kerry players leave the pitch in Croke Park. We know  trying to replicate some sort of league format during the summer just won’t attract support. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Although chances are that last weekend featured a landmark last sighting of football league semi-finals there wasn’t unanimity on the issue. Some, ren(...)