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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(...)

The Jelletts’ pizza oven sits in what had hitherto been known as the ‘Ignored Corner’ of their garden.

My late father’s barbecue sauce always signalled the beginning of summer. Made from a bounty of fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, sugar and lemon, the t(...)

Judge Ó Donnabháin ordered both a medical report on Pavelaka Galba and a victim impact statement from Miroslav  Kozel’s family

A 63-year-old man has been remanded in custody for sentencing after he admitted careless driving causing the death of his friend who was a front seat (...)

Claire Byrne: when she was 14 an inspiring teacher got her some work experience on a local newspaper. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

THE RTÉ PRESENTER GREW UP IN A FAMILY THAT HAD ‘BIG CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHO TO VOTE FOR’. CHILDHOOD MENINGITIS PERMITTING, IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF (...)

Gendered toilets and PE and the misuse of pronouns are among issues raised by transgender activists. Photograph: iStock

Rural schools could be places of welcome and sanctuary for young transgender people and yet they present these students with some of the greatest chal(...)

Mary Quinlan: “I was a hill walker and a great camogie player, but I always suffered from breathlessness.”

Mary Quinlan didn’t realise she had a rare genetic disorder, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, until her older brother accidently discovered he h(...)

Grand Parade, a new 4.3 per cent session IPA made by Wexford’s YellowBelly and Cork’s Rising Sons and Wolf Racer, made by Wicklow Wolf and  Scotland’s Fierce Beer

Craft brewers love their collaborations and 2019 will see plenty more of them, if the number already on the shelves is anything to go by. Collaboratio(...)

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