“Among lonely hills stands a modern visitor centre, with a bright cafe and art gallery and views over the mountains to the sea.”

The Irish Times is searching for the country’s most impressive visitor attractions, and we want our readers to help, by recommending great ways to (...)

A bulldozer clears a route through the snow for motorists in the Dublin mountains near the Hell Fire Club towards the Sally Gap. File image: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Westerners may have to trade the sunglasses for galoshes over the coming days with snow and rain set to replace the high temperatures of the last week(...)

Tractor driver, Brian McGuinness, of The Grove, Castlebar, Co Mayo, told the garda that he thought he had pulled in earlier to let traffic go by.

A tractor driver who caused a 7km tailback on a national primary road, involving 80-100 vehicles, has been fined €300 and banned from driving for a ye(...)

 Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)

Mickey Harte: has said Tyrone need to be in Division One of the league. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Arguably the contemporary focus on the league began with Tyrone. In Mickey Harte’s first year, 2003, he set out an uncomplicated agenda to try to win (...)

I spent most of my childhood summers and several of my Christmases in Erris. My parents came from two villages there, Geesala and Doohoma, across t(...)

Overall winner Ciara McArdle (centre) at the NNI Press Awards is flanked (from left) by category winners: Ella Curtin (sport); Donna Fitzgerald (News); Éanna Ó Cosgora (Features); Aisling Eaton (Comment/Opinion); and Orla Doheny (Photojounalism). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judges, audience members and industry professionals were treated to an eclectic selection of stories from promising young journalists at this year’s (...)

Photo showing  the total eclipse of the sun taken from an aircraft out in the mid-Atlantic.  Photograph: Trinity College Dublin handout/PA Wire

The west was “close to best” for the “almost total” solar eclipse, with clear skies drawing hundreds of spectators out to the shoreline of Galway Bay.(...)

A file image of a man struggling with his umbrella in high winds. Met Eireann has issued two wind warnings for today with residents of counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim advised of gusts of up to 130km/h.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties, while a yellow warning has been put in place for most of the rest of the cou(...)

A National Lottery spokeswoman confirmed that a number of terminals across the network experienced technical issues for a period of about 40 minutes on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed this afternoon for the third time since the beginning of February. A spokeswoman for the National Lottery c(...)