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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Ireland with over 3,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer here every year(...)

The UN recognised ageing population growth as one of the most distinctive demographic events of the 20th century and it will remain a priority throughout the 21st century. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s population is forecast to return to “pre-Famine levels”, more than eight million people by 2050, says Catherine McGuigan, Age Friendly Irela(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

White goods dumped on the Great South Wall in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Prosecution for littering offences is both ineffective and inadequate in Ireland, according to new research which reveals fewer than half of littering(...)

Many Irish gardens are filled with one of the best and earliest-ever displays of snowdrops. Photograph: Moment/Getty

If you’re an experienced gardener, then you’ll already know that plants have surprisingly scant regard for the calendar year. Instead seasonality is a(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Grainne Byrne: “Friends advised me to take a few jobs off my CV and my LinkedIn to make myself look younger”

Every day that passes we add six hours on to our average life expectancy. A baby born in the developed world today could conceivably live to be 142 ye(...)

Carole Baijings and Stefan Scholten, who created the Elements collection for J Hill Standard Eamonn Terry, master glasscutter

‘Hard, beautiful, empty and easy to see through,” was F Scott Fitzgerald’s description in a short story of a cut-glass bowl given to a woman by her t(...)

Rob Penn: “I couldn’t believe that in Ireland, the game of hurley was still being played with an ash stick.”

When Robert Penn was a boy, he grew to love the ash tree by the gate that led to the field where he played near his home on the Isle of Man. It was a(...)

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