Phyllis Kelly and Eric Appleby: The English soldier and Athlone woman  met at a dance in March 1915

Love letters between a British soldier and his Irish sweetheart have been turned into a radio drama which will run for the next five months. * The le(...)

Críona Ní Dhálaigh, the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Sinn Féin website

A Sinn Féin councillor has taken office as Lord Mayor of Dublin for the first time, putting the party centre stage for the capital’s 1916 commemoratio(...)

The golden hour as the sun descends over Istanbul. Photograph: Getty Images

In 2010, Istanbul was European Capital of Culture. After even a brief visit, you’d be forgiven for thinking that was about 2,000 years overdue. Ind(...)

Models on a 1967 Nuffield tractor at Ratheniska, Co Laois. The 2014 National Ploughing Championships will be held there this month. Photograph: Alf Harvey

The mud has hardly dried on the boots that returned from the Electric Picnic but Stradbally is already bracing itself for a much bigger influx of visi(...)

“R&D works on the next product . . . Skunk Works forgets about the current customers and revenues streams, and is given much more of a free reign.”

So the story goes, the term Skunk Works originated during the second World War when, in response to a rapidly expanding German air force, US firm Lock(...)

Travel gear: making travel easier
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Hudsalve Literally meaning “skin ointment”, this no-nonsense chapstick was developed in the 1950s for the military in Sweden and Denmark, but is (...)

The Burren: home to agri- environmental scheme designed to conserve and support the heritage, environment and communities of the region

The Government has identified knowledge transfer between farmers as a key element of the new Rural Development Programme – part of the overall €12.5 b(...)

Diane Whitehead, Portroe, Co Tipperary arriving at Nenagh Circuit Court for a case involving her neighbour Alan Kelly, TD.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Minister of State for Public Transport has recalled how an elderly neighbour installed a camera directly facing his home at a time when it was pub(...)

Senator Fergal Quinn of Democracy Matters in Dublin’s Henry Street on Saturday campaigning for a No vote in the Seanad referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

No matter how each side sells its referendum campaign – a nationwide blitz, a monster canvass, bombarding the big urban centres – you sense it has an (...)

From left: Prof Gerry Boyle, director, Teagasc; Tom Kelly, director knowledge transfer, Teagasc; Inge Van Oost, EU Commission, DG agriculture and rural development; and Dr Hugh Brady, president UCD

The need for increased on-farm innovation in order to meet the food supply and security challenges which lie ahead for Europe and, indeed, the world w(...)