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Long Meadow apple farm

It’s the season of mellow fruitfulness, and as such it’s a great time to visit Ireland’s Orchard County, Armagh. The Bramley apple was first brought (...)

A bullet riddled van at Kingsmill in Co Armagh after 10 protestant workmen were shot dead in January 1976 in an attack attributed to the IRA. Photograph: PA Wire.

“System and human error” have been blamed for the failure to identify a palm print recovered from a van linked to the massacre at Kingsmill in Co Arma(...)

The Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh. Ninety-five of the Border’s 208 crossings are between Monaghan and its three northern neighbours, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh.

There are more than twice as many border crossings in Co Monaghan alone as there are between Norway and Sweden, an international boundary much beloved(...)

 Pat O’Neill and Tony Hanahoe: both won All-Ireland titles as players for Dublin and also managed the county to Sam Maguire success – Hanahoe as player-manager in 1976, O’Neill in 1995.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The Shed In among all of the yarns and anecdotes about the Decade of the Dubs, oft-heard to the point that it will take archaeologists to uncover one(...)

Seán Gallagher reacts as Martin McGuinness tackles him on the issue of a Fianna Fáil fundraiser. Photograph: RTÉ

Seán Gallagher almost became president in 2011 until his campaign imploded in the final days of the campaign. But what exactly happened? It had been,(...)

 Pope Francis shakes hands with Katherine Zappone, Minister  for Children and Youth Affairs, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin  in Dublin. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The pope and the Minister for Children clasped hands beneath the portico. As greetings go, this one went on far longer than protocol might require. Wh(...)

  Pope Francis is greeted on arrival at Dublin Castle by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Julien Behal

The time has come to build a “new” and “more mature” relationship between the Catholic Church and the Irish State - “a new covenant for the 21st centu(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte celebrates at the final whistle of their semi-final win over Monaghan with Ronan McNamee. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When Tyrone full back Ronan McNamee picked up a yellow card midway through the second half of the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan, he probably(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin during the World Meeting of Families in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin says Pope Francis’s meeting with survivors of clerical abuse will be a “sacred moment” during his visit to Ir(...)

 Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, speaking during the World Meeting of Families, at the RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Like an opening act at a rock festival, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, warmed up the Catholics at the World Meeting of Fa(...)

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