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The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Behind this slick church conversion in the sleepy Co Limerick village of Ballyneety there lies a lifetime of labour – 27 years spent making this rural(...)

Liam Healy presided over a group which assembled an international business with a turnover of £34 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Liam Healy, who has died aged 86, was Tony O’Reilly’s righthand man at the helm of his newspaper empire during its great days. From 1991 to 2000, Hea(...)

Gino Kenny, Joe Higgins,  Clare Daly and  Richard Boyd Barrett during a United Left Alliance press conference  in Dublin in 2011. The alliance won five seats in the 2011 general election but fell apart before too long. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

There is an old saying in Irish politics that the first thing on the agenda for any new political party is the split. As soon as the two main Trotskyi(...)

Tourist market: the farmer’s market at  Dún Laoghaire is the type of event that appeals to French visitors. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
15 ways to improve Irish tourism
  • Ireland
  • September 16, 2013, 01:00

“US visitors want the History Channel experience in Ireland through specific events to plan their trip around. To see a historical battle re-created o(...)