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The LÉ Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire

An Australian company has drawn up designs to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”. The proposed r(...)

Anne Casey: “My hometown has changed so much I barely recognise it. I can walk the length of the street I grew up on and not recognise a single soul”

When at 18 or 20 years of age, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren’t thinking of your future self. When I first wi(...)

That’ll be 900 Dollarydoos, mate: The Simpsons go down under

Mark Twain, almost bankrupt from a bad business investment, did a lecture tour in Australia from September 1895 to January 1896 and was captivated by (...)

One scam sees someone approaching you on the street. While you are befuddled or delighted some light-fingered accomplice is making off with your wallet. Photograph: Getty Images

If you never want to leave your house again just enter the words “travel scam” into Google. There are hundreds and hundreds of scams listed on reputab(...)

Aiden Harris Igiehon. The Irish teenager was born and raised in Clondalkin, Dublin, and has a basketball scholarship at the Lawrence Woodmere Academy in New York. Photograph: Tom Honan

If we were looking for a single number that would indicate what is genuinely distinctive about Ireland now, the number would have to be 17. (...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)

Beauden Barrett: “If the Wallabies do bring that on Saturday, we have learned ways to deal with it.” Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions used a rush defence to great effect in their drawn series against the All Blacks this year but flyhalf Beauden Barrett say(...)

As of last month, some €150 million worth of home loans had either been drawn down or in the pipeline to be issued by Pepper. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Irish assets of Australian financial services firm Pepper may be spun off by its new owners in a bid to streamline the business and focus on the g(...)

Brianna Parkins: 'Why did I bother becoming a Rose if I’m that much of a feminist? Because you can be both, and many Roses are.' Photograph: Perry Duffin

There’s no rule book on becoming a minor international controversy. Last August, after I called for a referendum on abortion and segued into a samba a(...)

Pepper Group, an Australian financial services group have been bought by KKR. Photograph: iStock

The Irish assets of Australian financial services firm Pepper may be spun off by its new owners in a bid to streamline the business and focus on the g(...)

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