Castletown

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Ballyglunin railway station, Co Galway, named Castletown in The Quiet Man film. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Well now, I’ll begin at the beginning. A fine soft day in the spring it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and hi(...)

Traffic has backed up in Kells after gardaí closed John’s Street as part of their investigations. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Four more ATMs have been stolen in overnight robberies, two of them in Kells, Co Meath and the others in Crumlin, Co Antrim. Seperately, raiders fai(...)

Sinead Browne at her home in Dundalk where her son took his own life last month. Photograph: James Forde.

A Dundalk mother, whose only child took his own life last month, wants to know why her son was sent home from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, (...)

John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Dundalk was “sneeringly hostile” to the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, according to records from the time that are to be publis(...)

 Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny

The High Court has granted summary judgment for almost €572,000 against a British life peer who once owned and later rented one of Ireland’s finest Ge(...)

Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny.

An English aristocrat who once owned and later rented one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses was not in when eviction agents launched a “dawn raid” (...)

Maurice and Suzanne Hedderman with their son Luke and Luke’s girlfriend Jessica Rielly at Prospect Park Mobile Home Park, Ballymoney, Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Even before the meteorological bounty that was the recent heatwave, waterside properties have been in high demand in Ireland. They usually come at a h(...)

Labour TD  Willie Penrose has announced he will not contest the next general election after more than 25 years as a TD. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath Willie Penrose has announced that he will retire from politics at the next general election. Mr Penrose is the curr(...)

Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs from July 29th to August 6th.

While we have already had enough sunshine for about three normal Irish summers, the season is only now really getting started, so we thought we’d look(...)

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