Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.The Department of Communic(...)

Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

New London openings London’s dining scene is welcoming a slew of new openings this winter. US TV chef Judy Joo opens her first European venture(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

Households in Co Clare have been advised not to drink tap water due to increased manganese levels in the local water supply. Photograph: The Irish Times/Stock image

Residents in parts of Co Clare are being advised not to drink tap water after a warning was put in place due to increased manganese levels in the loca(...)

“One evening, when I was visiting, he suddenly presented me with the old watch over dinner. I have two brothers, and I pointed this out with some anxiety, feeling slightly old-fashioned and sexist as I did.  But as I no longer climb trees, or tend to lose things much any more, I accepted his gift. “

My father is a man of a certain generation who has never worn jewellery. He married at a time when women wore wedding rings, but men did not. I have n(...)

The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, which was a home from 1930 to 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Eighteen years ago, on May 11th, 1996, Padraig O’Morain wrote in this newspaper about a woman he called Eileen, whose baby was taken from her in a mot(...)

Damage to the Lahinch promenade in Co Clare is seen in this image from January this year. Wave   tore apart the pavement.  Photograph: Press 22

County Clare will be allocated almost half of the €20 million in funding to repair flood defences and coastal protection in the communities worst a(...)

Featuring authentic Chinese performances such as dragon and lion dances, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival takes place in the Temple Bar area this weekend. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters 1:37

Dublin Chinese New Year FestivalThe Dublin Chinese New Year Festival marks the 4712th year of the Chinese calendar in the Temple Bar area this weekend(...)

The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

Fintan O’Toole and Gordon D’Arcy by a granite boulder during their walk along the Flaggy Shore near New Quay, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Along the Flaggy Shore, exotic tropical corals are in bloom. You can bend down and examine their beautiful branchings and minute elaborations. For, ev(...)