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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(...)

Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

What: Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow see myhome.ie How much: €299,000 Why: Artist Gillian Deeney had passed by this pretty cottage near Tinahely man(...)

 Renovated Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was the most visited free attraction in 2017. Marie-Louise Halpenny

A pint of plain remains your only man for bringing the tourists in, with the Guinness Storehouse once again proving to be the most popular fee-chargin(...)

Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the adjoining main school building. Photograph: LMFM via Twitter

The fire which threatened to take hold of a secondary school in Co Louth may have been thwarted by a participant in the suicide awareness Darkness Int(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

It’s three years since Hardy Bucks was last on TV, and a whole decade since the show became a YouTube sensation

The foul-mouthed phenomenon that is Hardy Bucks (RTE Two, Thursday, 10.35pm) returned to the small screens this week. It’s three years since Hardy Buc(...)

The Hardy Bucks: We haven’t seen Eddie, Buzz, French toast and The Boo since 2015

Yee-ha! It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month, with the return of those good ol’ Trailer Park Boys to Netflix at the end of the month, preceded (...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

It’s been a year of high prices for property but there are cheaper homes for sale, if not always  in the location or condition you’re lookin(...)

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