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Today marks the beginning of Heritage Week which runs (counterintuitively) for the next 10 days. This year the focus is on natural heritage, and incor(...)

“It’s not that I don’t know how to do it? It’s just that it’s never come up before. I mean, everyone knows the words to, ‘Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…’ don’t they? But who has ever had to count backwards from 20 before?”

The anaesthetist is a total knockout – no pun intended. “Now,” she goes, “when I give you the injection, I want you to count backwards from 20.” I’(...)

Stephen and Jordan were exact replicas of the token country kid you see on The Late Late Toy Show every year. Photograph: Getty Images

“You don’t need your Tenerifes and your Portugals, no, no, no...forget about that. All you need is the bog. It’s the best place in the world. Margaret(...)

Joe Gilmore, chief executive of Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

“And they said it couldn’t be done,” read the headline on a souvenir supplement of the Western People on May 28th, 1986 – the official opening day of (...)

A former garda who left the force after what she believed was an attempt by a motorist to murder her, has been awarded more than €230,000 compensation for personal injury.

A former garda who left the force after what she believed was an attempt by a motorist to murder her, has been awarded more than €230,000 compensation(...)

 Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A group of Fianna Fáil TDs, including members of Micheál Martin’s front bench, have said the party should be open to coalition with Sinn Féin. Their(...)

Aunt and niece Frances Fogarty and Sarah Barlow (10) at the RDS Horse Show. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sunshine, prosecco and stilettos were the order of the day at this year’s Ladies Day competition at the Dublin Horse Show with more than 400 women and(...)

Al, a Syrian refugee,  makes violins in his new workshop in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times

“It’s a miracle really, my life. I came here to Ireland without anything, but now I have a lot. In six months I have got a lot of things and I am sure(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)