The Hops bar at D Hotel, Drogheda, specialises in signature cocktails, fine wines and craft beers.
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D for design overhaul D Hotel Drogheda has followed up its newly renovated Hops bar and Il Ponte restaurant with great new menus. The beautifully ref(...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

Google Earth VR  Street View enables viewers to enter immersive 360-degree photographs

Last November Google introduced Google Earth VR to the masses, bringing a virtual reality element to armchair globetrotting. The latest update incorp(...)

Isa Nacewa (pictured) and Jamison Gibson-Park are to return to Ireland having been denied entry into South Africa due to visa regulations. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In an embarrassing scenario for Leinster and the newly expanded Guinness Pro 14, Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park have been denied entry to South Af(...)

Martin Anayi, chief executive of  Guinness PRO14 Rugby. “You can continue making this tournament bigger, better, make it more relevant.” Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

It’s that time of year again. The hurling final is upon us. Electric Picnic brings the curtain down on summer revelry. Cork and Belfast turnstiles jus(...)

 Iain Henderson (Ulster), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons) at the launch of the Guinness PRO14 season at the Aviva. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From a Pro14 press release: “It promises to be a sensational season . . . ” Guinness and Sky Sports certainly hope so. The good folk behind Europe’s (...)

Notices against bathing have been issued for Loughshinny (above) and Rush South beaches in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of the country. File photograph: Google Street View

Notices against bathing have been issued for Loughshinny and Rush South beaches in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of the country. Do Not Swim n(...)

Heading out for a day’s fishing on Lake Menteith. Facilities at the fishery include a large car park, lunch room, tackle shop, changing room and storage facility. Photograph: George Barron

Boobies and buzzers were to the forefront during a trip to Lake Menteith in Scotland, as I strove to overcome the high energy levels of these superfit(...)

Soldiers at  the scene of a major train crash just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Friday. Photograph: Ravy Shaker/AP Photo

Two passenger trains collided just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 100. It i(...)

View from the galley of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas funnel showing golf and basket ball pitch.

“I never know which starter to order, so I just order them all.” We’re heading for dinner at one of the many restaurants on board our cruise ship, wai(...)