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A small plate served at Tartare in Galway. Photograph: Anita Murphy 2018

Some people may have been a little cynical when small plates began to appear in restaurants and on menus in Ireland, fearing another pulled pork and m(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Würzburg on the third day of an official state visit to Germany. Photograph:  Maxwell

This weekend the German city of Würzburg comes to a joyous standstill, celebrating its Catholic heritage, the Cavan man they have to thank for it – an(...)

Felix English: ‘I was convinced I had at least third’. Photograph: Inpho/Ciaran Fallon

Felix English was frustrated in a brave bid for success at the European Games’ scratch race on Thursday, with the Irish track rider pipped at the line(...)

A death notice for Valerie French Kilroy said she was ‘loved and missed by her heartbroken family’

It is a time of “immense trauma” for family and friends of Valerie French Kilroy whose body was found at her home in Co Mayo last Friday, the Church o(...)

The final two seats will come down to a battle between Sinn Féin’s incumbent MEP Matt Carthy (above, with Pearse Doherty), Maria Walsh, Peter Casey and, at a push, Saoirse McHugh. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The transfer-friendliness of candidates battling it out for the three remaining seats in the European constituency of Midlands North West could push t(...)

 MEP candidate Maria Walsh with  party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway earlier this month. Photograph:   Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fine Gael’s Maireád McGuinness romped to victory in the European constituency of Midlands North West, topping the poll with 22 per cent of the vote. (...)

Green Party MEP candidate Saoirse McHugh at Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Saoirse McHugh, the Green Party MEP candidate, has been bringing her dog Olive for walks to try to cope with the stress of unexpectedly coming third i(...)

Kai-style pork ramen with eggs

Irish Times food writer Jess Murphy has won the Bord Bia/Irish Egg Association recipe competition for chefs. The brief was to show how versatile eggs (...)

Ram  was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head which overlooks the Dun Briste Sea Stack

A “rampaging ram” which was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head in Co Mayo beauty spot has been removed from the location after at least one pers(...)

‘You would get quite a number of people who would retire to Knock,’ the parish priest said. File image: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A pensioner who died alone in Knock, Co Mayo and whose body went undiscovered for a number of weeks was believed to have moved to the area because of (...)

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