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Glaslough, Co Monaghan, is  in the north of the county and home of luxury hotel Castle Leslie. File photograph: The Irish Times

The county with the greatest number of nominations in the Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland competition 2021 is now Co Monaghan, with 136 entr(...)

As Rita Whelan’s condition deteriorated, the hospital staff made sure all her children got a chance to say goodbye to her over the phone.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

A work by Claudie Biehne  in “Monumentality/Fragility” at the National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard and Kilkenny Castle

It sometimes seems the subtext of just about everything is Brexit these days. An impressive craft exhibition set to open in Kilkenny this month, on th(...)

The Government’s decision to recommend a posthumous presidential pardon for Myles Joyce

Descendents of Connemara victims of the Maamtrasna murder case have welcomed the Government’s decision to recommend a posthumous presidential pardon f(...)

Galway’s Michael Meehan has announced his retirement from intercounty football with Finian Hanley set to follow suit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway footballers will be heading into 2018 without two of their most experienced players with Michael Meehan bringing the curtain down on his inter(...)

Dawid Dawido with a fine Cong River trout of 57cm, or approx. 5lbs, caught on dry fly

Gaelic football was never more exciting as in Burkes of Clonbur last weekend as Galway took on their arch-rivals Mayo for a place in the Connacht fina(...)