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Rachel Connell (centre), member of the ‘Voices Connect’ group from Mullingar Mental Health Association. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The power of music to soothe the mind and lift the spirits was in evidence at a special event in the National Concert Hall recently when 250 people fr(...)

Back at Ma’s old house, I climbed into the attic. In a cobwebby corner was a cardboard box, ancient, battered, packed to the gills with the Christmas trinkets I’d know since I was five. Every single gaudy bauble, every moth-eaten felt robin was there. Photograph: iStock

“It’s coming on Christmas, They’re cutting down trees. They’re putting up reindeer, Singing songs of joy and peace, Oh, I wish I had a river I could s(...)

A lifeboat and helicopter search off the cliffs at Howth, Co Dublin. File photograph.

A woman who fell from the Howth cliff walk on Friday has been airlifted to Beaumont Hospital. It is believed she was a tourist on a trip to the popu(...)

Ashbourne Educate Together National School was able to open its doors for the school year only on Monday.

Eighty children, due to start school last Monday, have had the beginning of their school year postponed again following delays in their school buildin(...)

Yoga is being embraced by millennials as well as gen X, Y and beyond with a passion at the moment. Photograph: iStock

No less than five millennia since its inception as a spiritual practice of the Hindu religion, yoga is certainly having a moment. While it hasn’t been(...)

From The Irish Times – June 13th, 1953.

“There’s Danger In Dirt” exclaimed the advertisements of the 1950s, admonishing “Mrs McCarthy” and “Mrs O’Brien” for failing to keep their children an(...)

Rescue services at Portmarnock beach in Dubin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

A five-year-old girl swept out to sea on an inflatable device was rescued by three members of the public on Monday who took up to 20 minutes to swim b(...)

An architectural illustration of the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey. Image: courtesy of Bartra Capital

A controversial development proposal for a scenic south Dublin fishing harbour has been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála. Bartra Property, aft(...)

Beerista: in three years of brewery visits I’ve sampled too many beers to count. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

When I visited the Mescan brewery, in Co Mayo, a few years back, they described themselves as the Galapagos Islands of brewing. Situated in the foothi(...)

Four people have been  arrested in connection with the gangland shooting of Lee Boylan.

A Limerick man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the attempted murder of a man who was shot in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15. Lee Boylan (...)

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