Co Laois

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Harvesting and storing  produce is  as challenging as growing it. Photograph: iStock

A guide to harvesting and storing your produce, from herbs and onions to fruit and vegetables If you grow some of your own fruit and vegetables,(...)

Photos taken after an illegal rave attended by more than 80 people in a house in Co Laois. Photograph: Lisa Wilkinson

A group of people who held an illegal rave that caused extensive damage to a rented Co Laois house are planning another event in Dublin for New Year’s(...)

The trial has previously heard that Inga Ozolina and Audrius Pukas were in a ‘tempestuous and volatile relationship’. Photograph: Press 22

A father-of-one died from a stab wound which penetrated the left side of his chest to a depth of over 25cm, a murder trial has heard. The jury also h(...)

The three-judge court heard on Thursday from Dr Paul O’Connell, consultant psychiatrist at the Central Mental Hospital, who assessed Dariusz Alchimionek in recent days. File photograph: James Flynn/APX

A motorist found guilty of manslaughter, despite unanimous expert opinion that he was legally insane, has been committed to the Central Mental Hospita(...)

Clerys’ clock on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A cheque for £10 given by Patrick Pearse to Clery’s in Dublin seven years before the 1916 Rising is among memorabilia from the former department store(...)

The Game of Thrones-style bronze doors from Dublin’s Howl at the Moon.

More than 3,000 lots will go under the hammer in a massive two-day clearance sale of items from various Dublin venues that have either closed down or (...)

Village Life by Margret is dated 1994 and still has the original price sticker – 199 Zimbabwean dollars.

‘Folk art’ paintings from Zimbabwe are among the surprise lots in Sheppard’s auction of items owned by the former president of Ireland Mary Robinson a(...)

Lot 86, an antique blue-and-white ‘Qing Period’ vase measuring just 23cm sold for €740,000

“Chinese vase sells for record price. ” Heard it before? Well, here we go again. Last Saturday, a bidding war lasting seven minutes unexpectedly erup(...)

 PJ Tynan in his garden with his dog Edgar Linton, named after a character in Wuthering Heights

Who? PJ Tynan runs Courtwood Books, in Vicarstown, Stradbally, Co Laois, which specialises in selling rare and antiquarian books, mostly of Irish i(...)

Michael Martin had 92 previous convictions, including one for false imprisonment, and was on bail at the time. Photogaph: James Flynn/APX

A 10-year-old boy who clung to the window of a moving 4x4 to rescue his older sister when she was abducted by a man has been commended for his brave(...)

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