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Michael and Danny Healy-Rae outside the Dáil. Three more members  have now joined the family’s political machine. Photograph: Getty Images

Shortly after 2pm on Sunday outside the count centre in Killarney, Co Kerry, the Healy-Rae wagons lined up for what is now the family’s traditional vi(...)

Small Skellig has one of the largest colony of gannets in the world. Photograph: David Sleator

If you’ve turned up in Portmagee and your boat to the Skelligs is not going out, blame the Office of Public Works, not the boatmen. There’s an OPW gui(...)

Dublin Citi Hotel has been bought by Dr Stanley Quek and his business partner Peng Loh

The Dublin Citi Hotel and Trinity Bar on Dame Street have sold for about €12 million. Singapore businessman Dr Stanley Quek, who has strong links with(...)

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been jailed for embezzlement in Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been convicted of embezzlement in Switzerland, the Sunday Times reports. Mr Conlon, the founder of Ammado, pleade(...)

Mount Juliet, in Co Kilkenny, where a three-night Christmas package costs from €1,595

Whoever dreamed up a national holiday that required weeks of shopping followed by days of cooking followed by hours of cleaning up was talking turkey.(...)

O’Donnabháin’s, Kenmare, Co Kerry: locally-sourced food makes for a  crowd-pleasing menu

Ireland experienced something of an epidemic of magnolia-lacquered hotel development in the era post-economic apocalypse, with hallmark features like (...)

The Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville. Photograph: Google Maps

Residents living in the new direct provision centre in Moville in Co Donegal who need to attend appointments and case hearings in Dublin will be force(...)

Goldman Sachs affiliate Ennis Property Finance is one of the most active funds in chasing Irish borrowers through the courts. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/File/Reuters

Goldman Sachs’s three main Irish so-called “vulture funds” collected more than €465 million from local borrowers last year on distressed property loan(...)

Halloween: there are lots of adventures, both inside and out, to keep the whole family entertained. Photograph: Ojo/Getty

In the sacred space between Back to School and Santa Stop Here, the ancients celebrated a very special festival: Midterm. Honour that tradition t(...)

Former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan: “Although there were better options than the blanket guarantee, none of them would have saved anything like all of the €35bn  or so that those banks cost us.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A month into the job as minister for finance, Brian Lenihan arranged in June 2008 to meet Trinity College Dublin economics professor Patrick Honohan. (...)

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