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Pauline Whelan, Gearoid Whelan, Ella Whelan and Brian Whelan of Whelan’s Pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. The family pub has been adapted to enable social distancing whenever restrictions due to coronavirus are lifted or eased. Photograph: Alan Place

Gearoid Whelan is up a ladder in his pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He is getting ready for the reopening he still believes might happen in the s(...)

Oisín O’Sullivan, Desmond College, Limerick, with his iScope at the Cook Medical stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The stethoscope, an essential medical device to assess breathing and heartbeat, was developed in the 19th century and has changed remarkably little si(...)

 The closed Shamrock bar on the Killarney road in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

“There were nine pubs in this street at one stage. Then it went down to one. Now it’s back up to four.” Patrick O’Kelly is standing on the street out(...)

Cryptosporidium was detected in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016. Photograph: iStock

Cryptosporidium contamination of public drinking water supplies in Ireland is increasing and poses a risk to public health, the EPA has warned. The 2(...)

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) wants to sell off a fleet of 114 cars valued at almost €3 million that were seized from a Limerick motor dealer last (...)

Simon Moore, cyclist and owner of Leglite. “I got hit by three cars in a month. The final straw was I went over the bonnet of a car in front of a national rehabilitation hospital, nearly ended up in it!”

The dark evenings bring with them challenges for those who take to the paths, pavements and roadways of Ireland, whether it be for daily exercise or t(...)

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(...)

Who? Pat O’Donovan antiques auctioneer, Co Limerick Pat O’Donovan established O’Donovan & Associates in 1982 in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He r(...)

Richard Nash: Irish instincts are steeped in storytelling and culture. We’re not put off, like the technologists who consider publishing dead and buried and with O’Leary in the grave. We know better

Orna Ross Bestselling author Orna Ross from Murrintown, Co Wexford is founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and named by The Bookse(...)

Wanted Suspect: Melvin Galle Jr Detectives identified Melvin Galle Jr as one of the suspects and have obtained an arrest warrant for attempted murder and armed robbery. Photograph: New Orleans Police Department

Police have released the name of a suspect in the shooting of garda Brian Hanrahan who was shot and robbed as he enjoyed a holiday in New Orleans. Pol(...)

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