Athlone

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View of the Shannon from Athlone. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/Getty Images

‘I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”, King Richard hauntingly declares in his soliloquy in Richard II. Seen through the prism of a flowing rive(...)

A coin from Henry II’s reign. The Battle of Áth an Chip in the summer of 1270 was the biggest reverse the Anglo-Normans suffered since first landing in Ireland a century before.

Irish victories over a foreign foe are rare enough to be revered through the centuries, yet one 750 years ago has been almost completely forgotten. (...)

Merrion Strand in Dublin is the first Irish beach to shut permanently after failing EPA standards for the fifth successive year. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A ban on bathing at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay was a long time coming; the culmination of five years of failure to meet minimum EU water quality sta(...)

Qualter (right) celebrating a Challenge Cup victory in 2014 with Niyi Adeolokun. Photograph: Inpho

Being a professional rugby player means being paid to do what you love, but for the vast majority, it isn’t as glamorous as it sounds. Danny Qualter (...)

Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, at a meeting of the  National Emergency Co-ordination Group.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of homes are expected to be left without electricity on Saturday afternoon when Storm Jorge batters the country, bringing with it extremely (...)

Waves hit Blackrock diving tower in Salthill, Co Galway. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A status red weather warning has been issued for counties Galway and Clare for Saturday afternoon as Storm Jorge crosses the country. Status red weat(...)

Flooding in Clonlara Co Clare. Photograph: Alan O’Reilly

Where is worst affected? South Galway, Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon are some of the worst affected areas. Parts of Co Clare, Roscommon, Longford, L(...)

Residents of Springfield, Clonlara, Co Clare, were moved from their homes and around 7,000 sandbags and pumping stations were delivered to ten houses in the village. Photograph: David Raleigh.

Houses in a Co Clare village have been evacuated as the flooded river Shannon swept around their homes and threatened to burst its banks in other part(...)

Maggie Molloy from @CheapIrishHouses pictured in Kilcommon, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

In the market to buy a house? How about a cottage on 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres) in Co Sligo, for €29,000? Or perhaps a 15th century castle in Co Clare, (...)

Aine Ryan on the platform after getting off the  overcrowded Westport train on its arrival at Heuston Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s chaos and we are only in Ballyhaunis. I’m on the 9.45am train from Westport to Dublin Heuston and there are only three measly carriages and the a(...)

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