Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Fine Gael is a prudent party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Simon Coveney has defended Fine Gael’s image as a party of prudent financial management despite predicted budget overruns for the national children’s (...)

Jane and Patrick Annesley pictured at their ancestral home, Annesgrove near Castletownroche in Co Cork. The family have been there for close on 400 years. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“During a tour of the garden an American visitor asked me how long my family had lived here. When I said about 400 years he said: ‘Don’t you think tha(...)

Gardaí found 46.3kg of cannabis herb in Aidan Crowne’s house in 2008. Photograph: Getty Images

A 39 year old former shopping centre manager who fled the country after being caught with a near €500,000 drugs stash in order to pay off gambling deb(...)

John Magner, a native of Castletownroche in North Cork, entered the seminary at St Patrick’s College in Carlow in 1964.

A 70 year old widower will on Sunday fulfill a religious vocation dating back over 50 years when he becomes the newest priest to be ordained in the Di(...)

Annes Grove: the early 18th-century house

The legend that a pot of gold guarded by fairies and therefore inaccessible lies under one of the trees at Annes Grove may be no more than a legend, (...)

US Democratic vice presidential candidate senator Tim Kaine with US Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton. Photograph:  Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

US Democratic vice presidential candidate senator Tim Kaine has never been shy about proclaiming his Longford and Kilkenny roots but a leading geneal(...)

Some locations are just so lovely that, rather than move, owners make their houses grow to fit and fill them. Having said that, you’d need to do an a(...)

Fr Tim Hazelwood (57) from Castletownroche in Co Cork spent six years fighting to clear his name following a false accusation. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Catholic priest has called on the Church to put proper structures in place to protect priests who have been the subject of false allegations of chil(...)