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Which way to The Ploughing? “Turn right and follow the signpost for the Fighting Cocks.” This sounded promising. The organisers must have had high h(...)

Jerry Wheels from Tralee, Co Kerry, with  horses Larry and Elton, on day one of the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

There was plenty of skilled, straight ploughing on display on the fields in Co Carlow on the first day of this year’s National Ploughing Championships(...)

A view of Wexford town. File photograph: Getty Images

People in the southeast earn little more than half of the national average, according to a major economic survey, which lays the blame on the lack of (...)

Over the weekend, Catholic bishops said the referendum’s objective ‘is not to support marriage, rather to liberalise divorce’. File photograph: Getty

Carlow has the highest divorce rate in Ireland, having overtaken Dublin in 2015, an analysis of divorce figures across the country in the years 2000-2(...)

To apply for a divorce, couples must be living apart for four of the five previous years and the upcoming referendum will ask voters if they wish to remove this condition or keep it in the constitution. Photograph: iStock

Carlow has had the highest divorce rate in Ireland since 2015, an analysis of applications to the Circuit Court shows. The most recent data from the (...)

Louise Haughney at her home in Cranmore, Sligo.

Louise Haughney tilts to the left when she’s sitting in her wheelchair. Her GP has told the HSE that it is ill-fitting, causes her “chronic pain” and (...)

Before raping his victim, Ibrahim Ahmed Gharib (39) told the 27-year-old he would ‘give her the best ten minutes of her life’.

A man who raped a foreign student in the hall of her Carlow home after following her from a bus they had shared has been jailed for 10 years. During (...)

Ten retail warehouses for sale at Barrow Valley Retail Park,  Carlow town

Ten retail warehouses in the partially occupied Barrow Valley Retail Park, Carlow town, are to be offered for sale at a knockdown price on the instruc(...)

A file image of daffodils in a park. According to Met Éireann the Gurteen station in Co Tipperary saw a spell of ‘absolute drought’ during March. Photograph: PA

One weather station reported a period of “absolute drought” while most others saw below average rainfall during a cool, dry March. Met Éireann’s mont(...)

From left, Cormac Breathnach, a dictionary compiler; Stiofán Ó Fearail of the band Seo Linn; Bláthnaid Treacy of RTÉ 2FM; and actor Clíona Ní Chíosaín. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Bain trial aisti! Surprise yourself,” reads the Seachtain na Gaeilge tagline for 2016. Although most of us learned Irish from when we started school(...)

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