County Laois

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Brexit, or more properly the UK exit, has introduced an element of uncertainty and change into the politics of our two islands. Finding words, language and structures to explain and manage such change is the very essence of politics. Photograph: Getty Images

Speech and the capacity to communicate using language have been central to the evolutionary success of the human race. Putting names on things, places(...)

Loes Adegeest of Team Jan Van Arckel wins stage two of the Rás na mBan from Kilkenny to Pilltown on Thursday. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

Dutch cyclist and speedskater Loes Adegeest (Jan van Arckel) triumphed at the end of stage two of Rás na mBan on Thursday, winning a four-woman sprint(...)

Arlene Arkinson disappeared after a night out at a disco in Co Donegal. Photograph: PA

Convicted child-killer Robert Howard was responsible, on the balance of probabilities, for the death of Co Tyrone schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson, who went(...)

No matter where you are on the island, experienced runner Conor O'Keeffe has a route picked for you.  Please remember the maps be(...)

Ballynahinch castle

WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HOLIDAY ANYWHERE JUST YET, BUT WE ALL NEED SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR. FROM LUXURY SPLURGES TO FAMILY CAMPING AND(...)

Peter Lalor, who came from Raheen in Co Laois, played a leading role in a rebellion that led to reforms in the way Australian workers were treated

In the bustling Flinder’s Street railway terminus in Melbourne, while waiting to catch a train to the port area where my ship was berthed, I got talki(...)

St John’s Hall, Birr, Co Offaly

Often, we take for granted the architectural gems that are close by. But, with more people holidaying in Ireland this summer, it’s a perfect time to d(...)

 A court has approved a €20,000 settlement offer from a school board over the treatment of a schoolboy who was accused of theft. File photograph: Getty Images

For 10 weeks 12-year-old Luke Hanlon could not face his schoolmates after they branded him the “suspect thief” when money went missing from a staffroo(...)

Keeping hens is so much more than the luxury of breakfasting on homegrown eggs. Photograph: Getty

Few things in life are more satisfying than taking a stroll to a hen house and scooping up warm, freshly laid eggs. When I was pregnant with our first(...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey

MEDICALLY, THEY WERE SPARED THE WORST EFFECTS OF COVID-19. ECONOMICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY, IRELAND’S YOUNG WILL SUFFER HUGE CONSEQUENCES FROM COR(...)

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