Home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Niall Horan and Bressie its best-known resident remains show band legend Joe Dolan

Mullingar is an old-fashioned spot that has held on to its market town atmosphere. While home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Nia(...)

Dublin enjoyed one of the strongest revpar increases in Europe in 2015, coming in second place behind Madrid, but ahead of Birmingham, Athens and Manchester, on the back of “strong interest from investors, a rise in visitor numbers, and the fact the city has a limited pipeline for new properties”.

The Dublin hotel market was the second best performing European market by valuation in 2015, according to a new survey. However it is also one of the(...)

A puppet of Vinny Byrne, one of Michael Collins’s hitmen,  in a new animated film. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At 14, Vincent “Vinny” Byrne was one of the youngest rebels during Easter Week, 1916. The teenager found himself in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory during t(...)

Enda Flanagan, Aaron Hannon, Paul Flynn and Robert Grimes, all from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo

Irish students will be battling it out with the pick of the globe’s up-and-coming motor racing enthusiasts in Singapore in two weeks’ time. The F1 in (...)

Fearghal McKee, lead singer of Whipping Boy at Feile. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

It was a hell of a year. It was the year Ireland went to the World Cup in Italy and the country turned upside down and inside out. It was the year Nel(...)

Fawzieh Amiri with her daughters Dema and Kajal. They are all members of the Kurdish community in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

The Kurdish community knew they belonged when the shops in Carrick on Shannon closed their doors and local people lined the streets after the death of(...)

Andrew Dolan’s parents, Joe and Rosie, at his graveside in Ardcarne Cemetery , Co Roscommon.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

The mother and father of a young man who died after an unprovoked assault have called for an end to the random violence which they say is occurring “w(...)

Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan published a most interesting judgment last week about the examinership of Flannery’s pub on Camden Street in Dubl(...)

Flannery’s, on Dublin’s Camden Street, was placed into examinership in November by its owners. Photograph: Fran Veale

Architect Paul Clinton is understood to have joined the race to buy Flannery’s on Camden Street, one of the best-known pubs in Dublin city, with a bid(...)

Nathan Carter: “Two or three years ago, there were young people all over Ireland who had never been to a country gig and probably thought it was very uncool. Now venues are filled with mixed-age groups”

In many ways, he is the “everyman” musician – at least to a certain type of Irish audience. In conversation, he is polite, friendly, easygoing; on (...)