Garth Brooks will not be playing Ireland next summer, his public relations agency has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garth Brooks has denied media reports he will be playing any concerts in Ireland next year. Nancy Seltzer, from the public relations company Nancy Sel(...)

You thought you’d never see the likes again, but it’s back. Outlandish property prices for small gaffs, increased traffic on the roads, bar tills c(...)

Tractors on main street: rural Ireland - to know it is to love it.

Those of you who left the big smoke and went to the Ploughing Championships will know that things change when you leave Ireland’s big cities, particul(...)

Soak at Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

GARTH BROOKS People Loving People ** The Stetson-wearing superstar is back and he’s in conciliatory mood. “You won’t find no resolution in th(...)

Donna Tartt: her novel The Goldfinch worms its way out of a catacomb of despair. Photograph: Fred R Conrad/The New York Times

And so, another school year beds down and the calendar is crowded with the grim promise of parent-teacher meetings and craft fares and fundraisers.(...)

Going coastal: Dún Laoghaire saw a 58 per cent increase in transactions in the first six months of this year. Photograph: Eric Luke
Area Focus: South Co Dublin

It has never been hard to sell the benefits of south Co Dublin but a lack of stock is hindering growth in the region. According to an analysis (...)

Lovely hurling
  • Hurling
  • September 13, 2014, 01:01

There was a touch of serendipity for the Gaelic Athletic Association in last week’s magnificent All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tippera(...)

Meanwhile, earlier in Croke Park. The ESPN man: “This place can seat 82,000 for sawker!” As if the hurt wasn’t deep enough, like. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Well, good heavens.As if Saturday wasn’t gobsmacking enough (prompting an English man on the Twitter machine to instruct his friends: “Get yourself on(...)

Actor Peter Coonan will star in The Guarantee on TV3 this season. The station announced its autumn-winter schedule today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

TDs living on social welfare, a brutal family feud that threatens to envelop an entire community and a documentary series about people living on islan(...)

Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan and Donal Vaughan of Mayo compete for possession during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Inpho

When you’re explaining, you’re losing. Which, these days, basically means the GAA is losing all the time. It appears that no decision coming out of Cr(...)