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Mel Patrick Lynch, in custody in New York in 1975. Photograph: Barton Silverman/NYT

Mel Patrick Lynch, from Banagher in Co Offaly, and Dominic Byrne, from the Co Roscommon townland of Taghnarra, confessed to abducting Samuel Bronfm(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

The HSE’s mobile walk-in covid 19 test centre in Tullamore. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tullamore is a bustling, sociable place known for its historic buildings and thriving nightlife. A year into the global pandemic and the Co Offaly to(...)

 Sean Brown, son of Sean Snr, and Chris Brown in the Bellaghy clubhouse in 2005. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The 1971-72 season produced the greatest year in the history of Bellaghy Wolfe Tones GAC. Ignoring the brewing threat of the Troubles, they would conq(...)

Full waiting rooms, with people thumbing through magazines and children handling toys, are not ideal places for sick people to be. Photograph: iStock

Back in March 2020, when people were just beginning to realise how infectious Covid-19 was, GPs changed the way they worked almost overnight.  S(...)

‘It’s tragic that we have to structure exercise into our lives instead of simply walking to school, walking to the shops and carrying bags home.’ File photograph: Getty

Dr Ide Delargy Medical director of the Practitioner Health Matters Programme “When I give advice to people, I use what I call the See plan. To be wel(...)

 Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen: he  said he was confident the next application would  not be refused. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former agriculture minister Barry Cowen said he was confident plans for a €40 million Chinese beef plant in Offaly, which was initially refused govern(...)

View of the Shannon from Athlone. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/Getty Images

‘I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”, King Richard hauntingly declares in his soliloquy in Richard II. Seen through the prism of a flowing rive(...)

Sea foam spills on shore as Storm Jorge hits Clogher Strand in Co  Kerry in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Photograph: Ruth Uí Ógáin via Reuters.

The consequences of Storm Jorge will be felt in the coming week as the heavy rain fall over the weekend result in an increased flood risk in areas clo(...)

Michelle O’Brien with Tommy, Jamie and Joey, three of her seven children. She is a qualified beautician but has been unable to work due to the family’s insecure housing situation. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the midlands, who have been placed in three separate hotels in three different counties in the past week, may finally be accommod(...)

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