Hotel toiletries, one of the most common items taken from hotel rooms around the world. Photograph: Getty Images

A couple of years ago, in the Chinese city of Xi’an, I nearly ended up in jail for accidentally stealing a fancy bag from a hotel room. This bag was m(...)

Christopher Sayers (37), who was gunned down last Thursday.

The son of two Irish emigrants has been gunned down in New York by a former employee who he had fired two days previously. Christopher Sayers (37), (...)

A car which had been driven by tourists was left dangling over the lakes of Killarney at lunchtime on Friday. Photograph: Raymond O’Shea

A tourist couple were left teetering in their car high over one of Ireland’s most famous viewing spots on Friday afternoon – after a freak accident wh(...)

The pupils of Corduff National School. Photograph: princial Anna McKeown

The children of Corduff National School in Lusk remembered Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death. Ashe died in the Mater hospital as a result of(...)

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

As film buffs await the release, on November 6th, of the new Murder on the Orient Express movie, what better way to get in the mood than to dine in on(...)

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

Black Valley is home to about 70 people. Photograph:  Valerie O’Sullivan

A huge increase in tourist and leisure traffic is making life uncomfortable in a remote and beautiful valley, a meeting has been told in Co Kerry. Th(...)

The five-star Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare

Cosy up in Connemara €299pps Cosy up in Connemara this autumn beside an open fire and wrapped in a cashmere and lambs’ wool pashmina. You’ll find th(...)

The focus of the Sage submission on legislative measures may deflect attention from the multiplicity of changes needed to minimise or eliminate unnecessary deprivation of liberty

A stand-out experience of the summer holidays was a stand-up paddle board “surfari” up the Cloghane estuary on the Dingle peninsula in Co Kerry. Altho(...)

Elbow perform a surprise gig on the Other Voices stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Shilpa Ganatra

Elbow Other Voices ***** Once Guy Garvey’s unmistakable voice is heard in the woods, it takes about zero seconds for the Other Voices area to over(...)