Derek Paine, Greystones boat builder and collector of photographs. Photograph: Jack Clarke

Derek Paine, who has died aged 84, led a life intimately and devotedly connected to the sea and to the community in which he lived. He was a renowned (...)

Young Irelander Thomas Davis was born in Mallow and there’s a statue of him in front of the town’s Clock House.

Situated at the crossroads of Munster, Mallow, Co Cork is one of the Golden Vale’s main market towns. The Vale’s rich grasslands are home to Ireland’s(...)

Karen Buckley disappeared from the Sanctuary Nightclub in Glasgow on April 12th of last year.

The first anniversary of murdered nurse Karen Buckley was marked with a poignant ceremony in Analeentha, Co Cork tonight where family, friends and nei(...)

A total of 27 Portuguese workers who worked in Ireland on a road project must be paid some €418,000 within a month, it has been  ruled.  File photograph: Getty Images

A total of 27 Portuguese workers who worked in Ireland on a road project must be paid some €418,000 within a month as a condition of a stay, pending a(...)

Robin O’Donnell: ‘I am a complete antiques nut and love everything old. Cars would be my weakness’

Robin O’Donnell, chief executive of Hibernian Antiques Fairs, Limerick. I organise some 30 antiques and art fairs at hotel venues throughout Ireland (...)

The restaurant on the VSOE which demonstrate the elegance and style visible throughout the train.

I ate lobster three times in 24 hours. It all began when I stepped back in time to the 1920s and entered a world of Art Deco luxury, fiction and quit(...)

Rudyard Kipling  Photograph: Getty Images

In an entertaining if racist short story from 1891, Rudyard Kipling has his narrator visit a tiny Himalayan kingdom, between India and Tibet, where th(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

 Michael Collins  throwing in the sliotar  to start a hurling game at Croke Park in 1921.  Photograph: Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It appears like a different world. The 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising saw the GAA project a very conventional image of its role both in the st(...)

The Slí na gCopaleen, as it’s called, starts on Friday in the village of Derrybeg

In the original Irish, Gort a’ Choirce was just a field of oats, literally. But the Donegal village that has since grown up where the cereal used to b(...)