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Almost €240,000 has been paid out of the Law Society’s compensation fund to meet the liabilities of a struck off solicitor, the High Court has heard. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Almost €240,000 has been paid out of the Law Society’s compensation fund to meet the liabilities of a struck off solicitor, the High Court has heard. (...)

Minister for  Community Development Michael Ring said the funding had been allocated “in a way that means that those communities who need it most, whether in cities, towns or rural areas, will benefit”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 3,000 community projects across Ireland have been allocated funding from a €12.5 million fund announced by the Department of Rural and Communit(...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

The Borris Viaduct at Borris, Co Carlow

This short but surprisingly interesting loop takes in some of the most scenic roads in the south-east. It can be comfortably completed on a summer’s e(...)

Artist Stephen McKenna:  Asked by an interviewer in 1990 as to whether he considered himself English, Irish or European, he replied simply: “Yes.” Photograph: Moya Nolan
Obituary: Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna Born: March 20th, 1939 Died: May 4th, 2017 The painter Stephen McKenna, who died at his home in Bagenalstown, County Carlow last mo(...)

Report shows gardaí are four times more likely to suffer from stress, depression and anxiety, compared with the general population. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Psychotherapists Linda Balfe and Paula Richards have spent years dealing with gardaí who have suffered from their experiences on the job: the brutalit(...)

The Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s new luxury train.  This year the deficit at Iarnród Éireann will be about €11 million, according to a rail review. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s always been a certain romance to rail travel. In the days before jet airlines allowed us to whizz around the world for the price of a decent j(...)

A painting by Jack B Yeats valued at up to £200,000 (€224,000), unseen in public for more than 50 years will go on display in Dublin on Monday at Bonh(...)

 Marta Turalska from Newcastle West,  Limerick, holds her winning picture, My Grandma With Grape,  in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Limerick student’s portrait of her grape-eating granny was on Tuesday announced as the winner of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2016. The (...)