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The whiff of weed is spreading across the globe as more countries decriminalise the possession of small quantities of cannabis. The Netherlands has(...)

Mick Harford, district parks officer with Dublin City Council in St Anne’s Rose Gardens in Raheny. Photographs: Richard Johnston

If you’re a dedicated rose-lover, then perhaps you already know the story of ‘Peace’. An aristocrat amongst rose cultivars which celebrates its 80th b(...)

Hope Castle in Castleblayney

The new Monaghan Tourism website does not exaggerate when it describes the local landscape as “unspoiled”. The county of the little hills is indeed(...)

Frederic William Burton’s the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864, which will be on display for one hour on Valentine’s Day. Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

Festival of Russian cultureDublin city will celebrate the coming of spring through the Russian Cultural Festival from Saturday to Sunday, February 22n(...)

Erin (8) and Eve Kirby (7) dancing in Dublins last year to highlight the St. Patrick’s festival. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Public funding of almost €2 million has been allocated for major festivals next year, including €1 million for the St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin. Fá(...)

 Rose of Tralee 2014 Maria Walsh. She said the question of her sexuality never came up during the festival and was not relevant in any case. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh /Eye Focus

The new Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has said she has received positive feedback since going public on being gay. Ms Walsh said the question of her sex(...)

Rory Gallagher photographed with the guitar. Peter Drayne from Lisburn  bought the JS Berlin Legend at auction. The guitar was custom built for Gallagher who first made first headlines with his band, Taste.

An Irish entrepreneur and music fan has spoken of his delight at being able to bring a limited edition electric guitar specially crafted for Ir(...)

Sitting outside a Co Wexford pub on a bright evening, enjoying the sea view, pulling on a pint of iced cider like a sucky calf with the drought, discu(...)

 Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar: “These figures suggest that the Gathering has got off to a strong start.”

The Gathering has significantly boosted tourism figures so far this year from North America and continental Europe, Fáilte Ireland stati(...)

Feminist debate at Dublin Writers’ Festival: Louise Lowe. Photograph: Alan Betson

The festival season gets into full swing next month, beginning with Strokestown Poetry Festival, which runs from Friday until next Sunday in the Co(...)

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