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John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Simon Harris is expected to comfortably hold his seat. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wicklow (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF This is such a big constituency that locals quip it comprises two counties – Wicklow and “Wickla”. Re(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

A satellite image shows the location of Hillbrook Lower in Co Wicklow, northwest of Gorey in Co Wexford. File photograph: Google Street View

A motorcyclist was killed on Monday afternoon in a crash in Co Wicklow. The 23-year-old came off his motorcycle at Hillbrook Lower on the R748 near (...)

The driver, a man in his 40s, was removed to hospital with minor injuries.  File photograph

A man in his 60s has died following a single vehicle crash in Wicklow on Sunday night. The man, who was a passenger in a Toyota Landcruiser died whe(...)

Some commuter services between towns in the east and Dublin, could be put out to the market in 2021. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has warned of potential public transport strikes over new proposals to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of s(...)

Joe McQuillan leaves the field with his assistants and umpires following the 2013 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The GAA has confirmed the controversial appointment of Cavan’s Joe McQuillan as Sunday week’s All-Ireland final referee. The Kill Shamrocks clubman p(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

Waste at Whitestown Dump Co Wicklow.

Councillors in Wicklow have been advised that it would be “inappropriate” for them to speak publicly about a recent High Court court case which has le(...)

A woman is in a serious condition following a car crash near Baltinglass on Sunday

A woman is in a serious condition and three others are injured following a two-car collision in Baltinglass in Co Wicklow on Sunday evening. Gardaí a(...)

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