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Nathan Carter performs during ‘The Late Late Show Country Special’. Photograph: RTÉ

Country and western singer Big Tom was recalled as “the Johnny Cash of Ireland” on Friday night during the Late Late Show Country Special. Big Tom M(...)

Singer Daniel O’Donnell is greeted by a mourner as he attends the funeral of funeral of country music star Big Tom. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was like a funeral for a whole generation, not just one man. They came from every corner of Ireland to pay their last respects to Big Tom McBride, (...)

Big Tom: people queue to pay their respects at Oram Gaelic Football Club. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the village of Oram, 5km north of Castleblayney, Tom McBride’s people encircle him to say farewell to a king. They welcome all comers, thousands of(...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Duffy closes in on Dermot Malone of Tyrone. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-15 Tyrone 0-14 Monaghan kept their winning run intact but only just against a resilient Tyrone in this fairly low key and at times scrappy(...)

John McGough: he grew up fast

If there was a prize for the GAA’s most authentic-sounding club name, the shortlist might include Blackhill Emeralds in Co Monaghan. Located just west(...)

Irene White: the victim had three children, aged 17, six and five, when she was murdered

An anonymous call from Australia provided the Garda with a breakthrough in a long-running case and led to a historian pleading guilty to murdering a w(...)

Horses in a field in Cloughoge, Newry, as parts of Ireland woke up to a blanket of snow caused by an Arctic airflow in the wake of Storm Caroline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Heavy snowfall is expected across most of the country on Saturday night with up to 8cm expected in some places. Met Éireann has issued a status orang(...)

The new Oscar Wilde bar which has opened in New York, after a $4 million investment by Irish duo Frank McCole and Tommy Burke

Step inside a new literary haunt in New York and you’ll find 26 clocks that never change time. They are all set at 1.50pm, the time of death of the wr(...)

St Maeldoid’s: on Sundays the Church of Ireland service will be followed by Catholic Mass

Catholics and Protestants are to share a church in Co Monaghan for the next year. When it emerged that St Mary’s Catholic Church in Castleblayney ne(...)

Joe Lynch  pleaded guilty at the District Court in Monaghan to causing the death of a puppy.

A Monaghan man, who drowned a 12-week old puppy in a bucket while he was drunk, avoided a jail sentence on Wednesday. Joe Lynch (48) of Mullaghmatt, (...)

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