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 Eileen Battersby wrote about all aspects of the arts. Photograph: Alan Betson

The funeral of former Irish Times literary correpsondent Eileen Battersby is taking place in Drogheda this morning. Battersby (60) died on December 2(...)

Barryroe was found in 2012 to have more than 300 million barrels of recoverable oil. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources expects the long-awaited drilling programme at its Barryroe oil project off the Cork coast to commence in th(...)

Eileen Battersby with one of her dogs ‘Kingsley’ in 2011. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former Irish Times literary correspondent Eileen Battersby has died following a car crash in Co Meath on Saturday. Ms Battersby (60) was critically i(...)

Outline of the Ely O’Carroll ‘Black Castle’  exposed on the grass outside Birr Castle. Photograph: Brian Kennedy

Archaeologists and historians have been turning up unusual finds across the country thanks to the heatwave, including what’s believed to be the childh(...)

It is believed to have been built 500 years after Newgrange. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The henge discovered near Newgrange, Co Meath last week may be astronomically aligned. Anthony Murphy, who discovered the henge, confirmed on Friday (...)

Matthew and Geraldine Stout lead the dig at Newgrange. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The first research excavations at Newgrange, Co Meath in more than 30 years have begun, after a geophysical survey showed what could prove to be an “e(...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry is a Unesco world heritage site.

Looking for things to do in 2018? Below are 20 Irish experiences you can try out this year. 1. Gather for a story in Ireland’s oldest pub The Braze(...)

Lighting the solstice fire at last year’s celebration, at  the Grangegorman DIT campus.

The celebration of the winter solstice has its roots in many cultures worldwide, particularly the Celtic tradition, where druids – wise women and men (...)

The sun shines along the passage floor into the inner chamber at newgrange during the 2013 Winter Solstice at Newgrange.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of people will gather at Newgrange, Co Meath on Thursday morning as the ancient chamber is illuminated at sunrise on the winter solstice, the(...)

Antiques dealer John McGrane pictured in his Gormanston, Co Meath premises. Photograph: Dave Meehan

John McGrane is the founder and owner of Delvin Farm Country Antiques in Gormanston, Co Meath. He will retire tomorrow  after 40 years in the bu(...)

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