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Kevin Lunney was kidnapped, beaten and brutalised, his leg broken,  and his neck and chest slashed with a Stanley knife in a frenzied attack. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The empire built up by Seán Quinn over decades from humble beginnings sprawls across the landscape of south Fermanagh and Co Cavan, deeply entwined in(...)

Election is set for Thursday, June 27th at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise, Co Laois

Three candidates will vie to become the next president of the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) at a vote next month. Nominations (...)

Nell Scally, at her home near Tullamore, Co Offaly,  with some old farm equipment she used on the farm. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In a corner of Nell Scally’s farmyard in Co Offaly, there’s an apple tree that can barely stay upright with the abundance of shiny red apples on its b(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Crust&Crumb currently operates two premises in Derrylyn, Co Fermanagh

A Fermanagh-based manufacturer of pizzas and flat breads is to create 80 jobs as part of a €5 million investment. Crust&Crumb, which supplies man(...)

Artist Seán McSweeney, who died on Saturday. File photograph: RTÉ

Many in the Irish art world and beyond were saddened to hear of the death at the age of 82 of artist Seán McSweeney on Saturday. An immensely popula(...)

At Cavan court on Thursday Inspector Niall McKiernan indicated that the State was objecting to any application by the defendants for bail.

Three men facing charges in connection with an incident in which an 86-year-old woman was left in fear in her home in Co Cavan will remain in custody (...)

Blackstairs Mountains

Skylark Experiences on Inishbofin, off the Connemara coast, offers a complete immersion in island life where you get to spend time sheepfarming, birdw(...)

An  operation involving the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service led to the discovery of 143 kilos of the drug, pictured above. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí have seized €2.8 million worth of herbal cannabis in Co Cavan. A joint operation involving the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Burea(...)

A dispute between members of businessman Seán Quinn’s family and IBRC over the scope of orders freezing and monitoring their accounts and assets has been adjourned at the High Court.

A dispute between members of businessman Seán Quinn’s family and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) over the scope of orders freezing and monit(...)

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