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St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Galway’s Noreen Coen scores a free against Limerick in Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 semi-final in Birr. Photograph:  INPHO/Bryan Keane

A fine performance from Anne Dalton gave Kilkenny a 0-12 to 0-9 victory over rivals Cork in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 semi-fin(...)

I-LOFAR radio telescope on the grounds of Birr Castle.

A sky survey conducted by 200 astronomers has revealed the presence of hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies and has shed light on t(...)

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms arise

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms ariseand may soon enable more accurate forecasts of w(...)

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information after a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with head injuries following a serious assault in Co Offaly.(...)

Carl Lawrence tested positive for cocaine ten minutes before the collision and also had no licence or insurance. Photograph: Getty

A hit-and-run driver who knocked down and killed a talented Irish banjo player was on Friday jailed for eight years. Carl Lawrence, now 39, said he t(...)

Luton Crown Court:  Carl Lawrence was found guilty of causing death while under the influence of drugs. File photograph: Getty Images.

A man who fatally injured a Co Offaly banjo player in a hit and run incident in England has been found guilty of causing death while under the influen(...)

Deers in the Phoenix Park in Dublin this Autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Dry weather and warmer temperatures are expected this week as a high pressure system sets in across Ireland, forecaster Met Éireann has said. The ca(...)

A general view from the ploughing championships. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships is in its third and final day on Friday after being cancelled on Wednesday due to strong winds from Storm Ali. T(...)

At a time when life expectancy was far lower, many column inches in The Irish Times were dedicated to the topic of longevity. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

It is now possible that the majority of children born today will become centenarians, while the prospect of living 120 years may be realistic, accordi(...)

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