National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Lucy Heavey, a DSPCA rescue dog, attends the Dublin Flea Christmas Market. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. Majority think Trump presidency is bad for Ireland: A majority of voters believe the election of Donald Trump will be bad for Ireland but they sti(...)

More than 60 benefactors of Trinity College Dublin have ben honoured in  the university’s  dining hall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Beneath the ceiling of Trinity College Dublin’s grand dining hall the names have been embossed of some 400 years of benefactors ranging from 16th cent(...)

Fr Oliver Kennedy with NI Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill Photograph: Stephen Davison

The EU proposal to ban eel fishing on Lough Neagh and close the Toome eel fishery might spell the end of a centuries-long battle between the lough’s e(...)