Ballydehob

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Fr Tony Coote, whose fundraising for motor neurone disease raised a total of €550,000. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has announced plans to hire a fourth nurse to help people living with motor neurone disease, using(...)

Fr Tony Coote: Characteristically good humoured and alert to human nature

They say pride comes before a fall, but in the case of Fr Tony Coote, it may have been the opposite. Diagnosed in April with motor neurone disease, a (...)

Fr Tony Coote Tony and his many supporters have so far raised more than €500,000 for MND – more than twice his original targer: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Last April, Fr Tony Coote, a 54-year-old priest from the parish of Mount Merrion in Dublin vowed to me he would arrange a 550km walk from Donegal to B(...)

 Giana Ferguson,  of Gubbeen Cheese, has lived in west Cork for more than 40 years and is concerned   about the impact of border controls. Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Standing in the dairy of her 250-acre coastal farm in west Cork, Gubbeen founder Giana Ferguson ponders the future and, like so many other food produc(...)

One of Oliver Cromwell’s torturers ( Jordan Begley) scares his audience at Vaults Live

The students from the south Dublin school shriek with delight as their teacher is hauled before a tired and emotional judge and accused of singing exc(...)

ESB workers are working on multiple power outages following Storm Callum.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Storm Callum has caused less destruction than was expected, according to the National Emergency Coordination Group, with hundreds of households still (...)

 Takashi Miyazaki in  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

They will be insufferable, those Cork folk. But who’d begrudge them? Today’s trio of new Michelin stars for Cork will do nothing to alleviate the coun(...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

Artist Brian Lalor

The Ballydehob Museum of Treasures – Artists, Bohemians and Craftspeople of an Iconic Era will open next year in the village’s former bank. This fine (...)

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