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Aer Lingus has applied to Manchester Airport for slots – that is take off and landing times – to allow it launch flights from there to North America next summer. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Aer Lingus has applied for slots at Manchester Airport as it continues to consider launching transatlantic services from Britain next year. The Irish(...)

In the end 33 mutineers were caught, and 24 of them were hanged

Late in the evening of September 21st, 1797, as the frigate HMS Hermione was patrolling the waters of the Caribbean, her crew rose up in bloody mutiny(...)

Luciano Pavarotti.  “His big hobby was horses. He loved horses, especially Irish horses.” Photograph: Alexander Natruskin/Reuters

We all know Luciano Pavarotti was one of the world’s greatest tenors. We know he brought opera to the masses through his memorable Nessun Dorma at the(...)

John Wilson and Charley Hill in Dublin. Photograph: Matchlight

Art heists and Dublin gangland criminals have an entwined history going back to Martin “the General” Cahill’s smash-and-grab raid on the Beit Collecti(...)

 Enes Kanter:  “Once I’m done with my career I want to be known as a human rights activist before being known as a basketball player.”  Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Enes Kanter has lost his Turkish citizenship, all contact with his family and receives weekly death threats – all because of a tweet. When the Boston(...)

The Government has been urged to formulate a plan to ensure that Shannon Airport and its surrounding regions are primed for recovery

Government support for airlines must be tied to them committing to boost regional routes from the Republic, Limerick Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesd(...)

Tobi Omoteso, a Nigerian-Irish dancer living in Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place.

When Tobi Omoteso moved to Kildare with his family he felt different for the first time in his life. The Nigerian schoolboy had already spent a year l(...)

There’s a skill too in knowing what to order as a drink.

The hairdresser is much busier than usual today. Normally a Saturday afternoon is good, he says, but not like this. Some have even booked in for highl(...)

Erskine Childers: born in London 150 years ago on June 25th. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

One of Erskine Childers’s biographies is titled The Riddle of Erskine Childers, and there was much that was enigmatic about him. English born, he work(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  €1,653 has been lost on  flights for him and his private secretary to Chicago. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some Government departments and local authorities spent thousands of euro on St Patrick’s Day travel arrangements that they were forced to cancel due (...)

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