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Minister for  Community Development Michael Ring said the funding had been allocated “in a way that means that those communities who need it most, whether in cities, towns or rural areas, will benefit”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 3,000 community projects across Ireland have been allocated funding from a €12.5 million fund announced by the Department of Rural and Communit(...)

Explosion at the Gulf Oil terminal at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co Cork, in which 51 people died as the French tanker The Betelgeuse unloaded its cargo. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Michael Kingston had just celebrated his fourth birthday the day before his father, Tim, was killed in the Whiddy Island terminal disaster on January (...)

Brigitte Shelswell-White of Bantry House, Co Cork, outside the gate lodge. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

After many years at the helm of one of Ireland’s best-known grand houses, Brigitte Shelswell-White is enjoying the freedom she’s had since handing it (...)

“Even giving extra goodwill at Christmas means that the doctors and nurses involved are even more rostered and burnt out – it’s not a viable solution.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s calls for nurses and hospital consultants not to take holidays in January will “go down like a lead balloon” with already ove(...)

 Graham Norton  at Burlington House  in London, England. Photograph: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Elizabeth Keane, who occupies centre stage in Graham Norton’s new novel, is “a lecturer in Romantic poetry living in a tiny rented apartment” in New Y(...)

A street feast on Clonakilty’s Main Street. Photograph: Dermot Sullivan/clonakity.ie

A group of six chefs from the US, including 2016 MasterChef winner, Shaun O’Neale, will arrive in Ireland next week to take part in the Taste of West (...)

The  Seabourn Quest at anchor in Killybegs, Co Donegal

There is a very, very large bouquet of flowers in the back of Elaine Quinn’s car, which is parked on the quayside at Killybegs in Co Donegal. She glan(...)

Medical organisations have estimated that the number of vacant consultant positions could be up to 450. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are almost 350 vacant hospital consultant posts across the public health service, new HSE figures show. The largest hospital in the south of t(...)

South summit of Hungry Hill. Photograph: Gareth McCormack

HUNGRY HILL – Southwest Ridge Great for – Picking your line up grassy gullies and rocky steps – Lifting your head from the engrossing terrain to enjo(...)

The Odyssey:  Emily Wilson highlights its contemporary resonance with our pressing questions about migration, displacement of peoples after war and the treatment and welcome of refugees.  Photograph: Bardo National Museum

How to begin? How to find the words, in English, for one of the oldest and most influential texts in western literature? Generations, over centuries, (...)

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