County Leitrim

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Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  €1,653 has been lost on  flights for him and his private secretary to Chicago. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some Government departments and local authorities spent thousands of euro on St Patrick’s Day travel arrangements that they were forced to cancel due (...)

The Department of Education: the report on young Travellers from birth to age 24 is the fourth in a series drawing on data from the CSO, the Department,  the All Ireland Traveller Health Survey and Pobal. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Traveller babies are three times more likely to die in their first year than infants in the settled population, while later in childhood they are twic(...)

Dr Eva Orsmond is the anti-Dermot Bannon while her husband Wyatt is a no-nonsense engineer in cargo shorts.

If Room to Improve has taught us anything, it’s that the Irish have an endless taste for programmes about stressed people doing up their houses. Archi(...)

Collecting peat: A woman and her children near Killarney, Co Kerry, circa 1890: Photograph: Henry Guttmann Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ireland in 2019 may not be disease- free, but we can be thankful that outbreaks of smallpox, cholera, typhoid, typhus, and diphtheria are relegated to(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in action. Photograph: Zoran Jelenic

Hanging out with members of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male comedy ballet company, presents dichotomies at every turn. Onstage they(...)

 Queuing for a rental property in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Average rent across the Republic reached yet another peak of €1,304, more than €560 higher than the trough in 2011 and more than 26 per cent higher th(...)

Ultra runners Lillian Deegan and Tom Reynolds.

An ultra runner has become the first to complete the 2,700 kilometres of the Wild Atlantic Way on foot. Tom Reynolds (46) took 35 days to run from t(...)

James Downey: described   as ‘the best editor The Irish Times never had’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

James Downey, one of Ireland’s most distinguished journalists, has died. Born in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, he began his newspaper career in the early 19(...)

 Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)

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