Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

Celebrations to kick off the 800th anniversary of Waterford city being granted its first charter by King John got under way on Thursday when the Minis(...)

Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

Damien Rice’s scorched singing lit up Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

  1 Small is the new big Big musical gatherings have their charm, but the magic is in the minutiae. Other Voices is a festival version(...)

Writer Anna Laerke Byrne and Lisa Coen, co-founder of Tramp Press

Ghostbusting, professional drinking and a love poem to the chipper were among the varied topics at an evening of readings by emerging authors in Dubli(...)

A palate-tickling array of delights will be served at the Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium, part of the National Craft and Design Fair, which runs (...)

Music fans at the Indiependence music festival at Deer Park Farm in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, which is in its sixth year. Photograph: Provision.

It was all happening at the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on Friday night.Some 10km away in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival h(...)

As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

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After two intense days filled with a mixture of jubilant displays and defeated demeanors, 32 councillors have been elected to the newly amalgamated Wa(...)

Senator Terry Leyden’s daughter Orla, a sitting councillor,  retained a  seat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon

Fianna Fáil taking eight out of eighteen seats on Roscommon County Council, coupled with the implosion of the Fine Gael vote in each of the three elec(...)