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Christy Dignam:  ‘When I thought I had six months left, I remember just wanting to see my family. That’s all I wanted to do.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Aslan singer pulls no punches about drug addiction, sex abuse and cancer After Aslan’s singer Christy Dignam was told he had six months to l(...)

Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

The confidential review, seen by The Irish Times, found the girls should have been removed from the home in 2003; they were not taken out until 2014.   Photograph: iStock

A young girl was left in a foster home where she was subject to “gross neglect” and severe emotional abuse for more than a decade, as the health servi(...)

The Lumcloon-Hanwha project is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

An Irish-Korean partnership has begun work on a €100 million project that will store electricity in what is one of the biggest developments of its kin(...)

Lady Rosse with a copy of Mary Ward’s book. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Mary Ward is chiefly remembered as being the unfortunate victim of Ireland’s first fatal road traffic incident, but in her lifetime she was a celebrat(...)

Kerry and Dublin fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The lava flows on. After the hype and the forecasts and the thousands of old Kerry and Dublin yarns, the old rivals got together to produce an All-Ire(...)

Austin Stacks GAA club’s first female chairperson, Máiread Fernane. ‘I don’t want to be crying coming down on Sunday,’ she says. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

They don’t do false modesty in Kerry. And why should they, when they have won 37 All-Irelands? The mural on the gable wall at the top of Rock Street(...)

Seamus Darby behind the bar of Darbys The Greyhound at Chapel Street, Toomevara, Co. Tipperary. Photograph: fergalshanahan.com

Seamus Darby, the man who scored the most famous goal in the history of Gaelic football, has already been the subject of radio and television document(...)

Former Kerry footballer Ger Power is one of just six footballers with eight All-Ireland medals.

Ger Power laughs as he recalls the oft-told story about the holiday the Kerry senior football team had planned if they won a fifth successive All-Irel(...)

Kelly quads Charlie, James, Luke and Tom on their first day of school at St Coleman’s NS, Cappagh. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Not one but two sets of quadruplets have started primary school in two different counties this week. It was all hands on deck in the Kelly house in C(...)

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