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Ten years ago poet and Fianna Fáil supporter Thomas McCarthy said the party was ‘not a political philosophy, as such’ but rather the combination of men, and it was largely men, of ‘certain social origins and frustrated private hopes’.

Ten years ago, just before Fianna Fáil’s decimation in the 2011 general election, poet Thomas McCarthy reflected in a column on the way in which Fiann(...)

The McCarthy family from Ballinadee, Co Cork: The late Paddy McCarthy is in the centre at the back. Also pictured, left to right, are his son Thomas, son Niall, daughter Anna, wife Ann and daughter Rachel. Photograph: courtesy of Rachel McCarthy

The family of a farmer who died by suicide at the grave of his mother and a brother who passed away as a child has appealed to those who experien(...)

After the Irish Coast Guard Team got Glynne Jones ashore, they helped him to the ambulance parked a few hundred metres away. File photograph: Irish Coast Guard

A pensioner has thanked an Irish Coast Guard team who rescued him from treacherous seas after he got caught at the foot of a 15-metre cliff while tryi(...)

Solis Lough Eske Castle in Co Donegal welcomes dogs, who are allowed anywhere on the grounds – which provide ample opportunity for walks and runs.

From pointy-eared handbag dogs to doe-eyes spaniels, you’ll see canines great and small in hotels and restaurants around Europe, most notably in Franc(...)