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Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

A man in his 30s was killed when his motorbike and a 4x4 vehicle collided in Laragh, Co Wicklow, on Sunday.

A man in his 30s has died after his motorbike and a 4x4 vehicle crashed in Co Wicklow on Sunday. The collision happened on the R755 at Laragh at abo(...)

 Irish Water warned that if the summer and autumn continued to be dry and hot, levels of treated water could come under pressure later in the year. Photograph: iStock

Warm weather and a lack of rain are putting Irish water supplies under pressure with experts warning of potential for shortages later in the year and (...)

Flooding in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny on Thursday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Torrential overnight rain which has caused widespread flooding across the southeast will give way to freezing conditions over the weekend. Parts of (...)

The diningroom at Martinstown, Ballysax, Co Kildare. The tables in many of these country houses  can sit  from 12 to 30 people. Photograph: James Fennell

“I love going to our meetings,” says Hannah Flynn of Roundwood House in Co Laois. Hannah is chairman of The Hidden Ireland organisation and it’s no wo(...)

Brenda Fricker as the quintessential Irish Mammy, Bridget Fagan Brown, in My Left Foot

“Irish Mammy”: two small words – but one magnificent and treasured institution. As stereotypes go, you’d be hard pressed to find one more enduring and(...)

Burren boreen. Photograph: David Kavanagh

No matter what way you look at it, cycling is booming. Encouraged by the Cycle to Work Scheme, more and more people are realising the benefits of comm(...)

Teresa Wall  claimed she tripped and fell after her foot had snagged in a hole in one of the old railway sleepers that made up a boardwalk. Photograph: Collins

The High Court has overturned a €40,000 damages award to a hillwalker over injuries suffered when she fell on a boardwalk on the Wicklow Way. In a si(...)

One of the rooms in the Luggala estate in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Antonio Martinelli

Businessman Denis O’Brien is understood to be interested in buying the Luggala estate in Co Wicklow which is on the market for €28 million. Mr O’Brie(...)

Luggala, Co Wicklow: it was offered officially for sale by the trustees of Barbican International Corporation, a Guernsey-based Guinness family trust

Minister of State Michael Ring has appealed to the Guinness family to donate its ancestral home of Luggala Lodge and lands in Co Wicklow to the State(...)

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