County Leitrim

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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(...)

 An almost submerged car   in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

Water levels appear to be stabilising across much of the Shannon river system although authorities have warned that the flood situation still remains(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town this week. In October 1954, the Athlone correspondent of The Irish Times “reported that the river had risen to a height never experienced before”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A few days before Christmas in 1932, Peter Moran from Drumsna, Co Leitrim, nearly drowned because of the flooding caused by the River Shannon bursting(...)

I’m having a ‘meadow’ moment. Actually, not so much a moment as a sustained yen for my very own ‘pictorial meadow’ – the term first coined by profe(...)

Three men have appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA among other offences

Three men have appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA among other offences.The m(...)

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