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Deers in the Phoenix Park in Dublin this Autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Dry weather and warmer temperatures are expected this week as a high pressure system sets in across Ireland, forecaster Met Éireann has said. The ca(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “The EU is totally united, not just behind Ireland but also behind the single market.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged Brexit negotiations are entering a “rocky patch” but expressed confidence a deal will be ultimately be brokere(...)

Here's one I made earlier ... Emma Ferguson with three-week-old son Paddy and her winning loaf

Emma Ferguson, a mother of three from Rathmolyon, Co Meath, is the winner of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition. Her loaf will go on sale in (...)

Emma Ferguson from Trim, Co Meath, with her two-week-old son Paddy  after winning the National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland

The skies blackened just before lunch and, sure enough, the rain came. Not enough, mind you, to dampen the spirits of those at the National Ploughing (...)

Trinity College Dublin librarian and college archivist Helen Shenton with Prof Rachel Moss, head of history of art and architecture at Trinity, with the Book of Durrow. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin

Before the Book of Kells, there was the Book of Durrow. This smaller, lesser-known manuscript is an exquisite piece of craftsmanship in its own right (...)

The arrival of Storm Ali, which affected electricity supplies across the country and forced the second day of the National Ploughin Championships to be abandoned for health and safety reasons, reflected the weather-dependent nature of farming. Photograph: Tom Honan

Farming is a difficult, dangerous occupation. For those involved, developing a family business and working outdoors can be hugely satisfying, with the(...)

The wind blowing hard at the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore Co Offaly. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The decision wasn’t taken lightly, but it had to be done. As Storm Ali continued to batter Screggan in Co Offaly on Wednesday morning, the organiser(...)

Development site at Arden Road, Tullamore, Co Offaly, which is expected to include a mixture of townhouses, semi-detached homes and detached units

A site with planning permission for the development of 116 homes at Arden Road in Tullamore, Co Offaly, is expected to attract competitive bidding whe(...)

A wind map models the approach of Storm Ali at 6am on Wednesday. Image: Magicseaweed.com

A severe wind warning for gusts of up to 120km/h was issued ahead of the arrival of Storm Ali over Ireland on Tuesday night. The first named storm of(...)

Offaly man John Lyttle has just been named CEO of the Boohoo online retail group

Irish taxpayers are still paying more in income tax, USC and PRSI combined than they were a decade ago, despite repeated Government promises to cut ta(...)

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