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The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush: The ambush site is approximately 300m from Soloheadbeg quarry. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

County: Tipperary Incident: Soloheadbeg ambush Date: January 21st, 1919 Fatalities: 2 The War of Independence began with the shooting dead of two Roy(...)

Christy Dignam:  ‘When I thought I had six months left, I remember just wanting to see my family. That’s all I wanted to do.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Aslan singer pulls no punches about drug addiction, sex abuse and cancer After Aslan’s singer Christy Dignam was told he had six months to l(...)

Educate Together to become ‘patron partner’ for Cabra Community College iand St Kevin’s College in Crumlin. Photograph: iStock

Parents who have been campaigning for greater multi-denominational secondary education in the Dublin area have welcomed changes in the patronage of tw(...)

View of Stoneybatter. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new plan for how the BusConnects proposals will affect Stoneybatter was outlined at a meeting in Dublin on Tuesday held for community groups along t(...)

Joe O Reilly: Seeking offers of about €650 million for a portfolio of 1,695 new apartments. Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Developer Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land is seeking offers of about €650 million for a portfolio of 1,695 new apartments it plans to deliver across fou(...)

Catalytic converter theft: Jackey Chai’s car was targeted by thieves twice in the last few months. His mechanic told him  has been getting a lot of calls about the same thing since last December. Photograph: iStock

Catalytic converter thieves have targeted Jackey Chai’s Toyota Prius twice in the last few months – both times in daylight in front of his office in s(...)

Since 1986, Dublin’s Phoenix Park has been designated as a National Historic Park, and for good reason: its enclosure in the mid-17th century, to protect the royal deer herd, is one of the most important legacies to Dublin of James Butler, the great Duke of Ormonde, as viceroy of Ireland during the reign of Charles II. Photograph: David Sleator

It is one of Dublin’s great boasts that the city has the largest enclosed public park of any European capital. But the Phoenix Park is more than just (...)

Bloom: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward at the launch of this year’s Phoenix Park garden festival. Photograph: Alan Betson

What is it? A highlight of the Irish horticultural year, a great coming together for garden designers, flower growers, landscapers, plantaholics, gar(...)

Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

It is Dublin’s lung, its beating heart; its most treasured space. Each year, Dubliners spend millions of hours inside its walls. It is the Phoenix Par(...)

Matthieu Seguin of Coca-Cola is chair of Ibec’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council. “We want to partner with NGOs and our customers to reduce waste and increase recovery and recycling rates still further.”

Ireland’s prepared consumer foods (PCF) sector has put sustainability and packaging reduction at the top of its agenda for the year ahead. As well as (...)

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