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Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway (pictured) and Kilmacduagh, and Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, are to retire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Catholic bishops have today announced their retirements and a new Bishop of Killaloe has been appointed. Pope Francis has accepted the retirement(...)

Lorenzo Da Luca from Italy on Ensor de Litrange Lxii,  winner of the Longines Grand Prix during his round on the final day of the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Four low-flying aircraft roar overhead on their way to or from Bray Air Show, but the cheers from the crowd on the ground in Ballsbridge are even lou(...)

Shannon pipeline: Parteen Weir. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tall as a house and with a smile almost as broad as his shoulders, Liam Minehan is a Tipperary farmer well aware he lives in paradise. “Just walk to t(...)

The Representative Church Body Library is, inter alia, the archives of the Church of Ireland. Among its resources are important collections of archite(...)

Lismore, Co Waterford: Situated close to the river Blackwater, Lismore is a charming and historical town with a wealth of heritage to discover

A round practically every corner in Ireland’s Ancient East you can discover fascinating echoes of the past. This region holds some of the world’s fin(...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

One phone call can change your entire life. I had a sharp reminder of that this morning when I was on the M8, on the way to Fota Island, our base for(...)

Garda checkpoint at Stillorgan in Co Dublin on Friday as part of the National Slow Down Day. Photograph: Garda Traffic/Facebook

Motorists faced intensive speed enforcement on Friday as part of An Garda Síochána’s National Slow Down Day. Since 7am gardaí said they monitored th(...)

Astill from Andrew Pike’s animation Going to War over a Banana Truck (2009-2010)

The Laughing Heart Callan, Kilkenny Thomas Barron, Declan Byrne, Mary Cody, Sinéad Fahey, Fergus Fitzgerald, Karl Fitzgerald and Andrew Pike Galway (...)

Led by members of Knockmealdown Active, we follow an ancient pilgrim path, reputedly first trodden by St Declan on a pilgrim journey to royal Cashel.

It’s Easter, and I’m among a group at a Cistercian monastery in Co Waterford. A moody day of frowning skies, watery light and no birdsong doesn’t, ho(...)

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