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People out walking at Portmarnock Strand during the first week of social distancing measures. March temperatures were generally colder than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

March was a cold month, with below average temperatures recorded across the country. Temperatures were below average or just average everywhere for t(...)

Aerial photograph of Rathcroghan mound, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Joe Fenwick, NUI Galway

What if I were to tell you that the ancient royal capital of Connacht still exists today, with many of its ceremonial and ritualistic buildings still (...)

Sunshine illuminates the back stone at the 5,000-year-old burial chamber at the start of the spring equinox at Loughcrew. Photograph: Alan Betson

Quartodecimanism, now there’s a word. All of 16 letters. One more than Ballaghaderreen. But not as meaningful! Quartodecimanism stands for “the 14th(...)

Papy Kahoya Kasongo and his Wife Nadine and their children Shukrani (1), Milka (4), Ethan (6) and Barouchage (8). Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish skies were dark and overcast the afternoon Papy Kahova Kasongo, his wife, Nadine, and their two sons disembarked from their flight at Dublin(...)

Judge seeks detention of McGann family members at centre of Strokestown case

A judge has directed three siblings be arrested by gardaí and brought before the High Court over their alleged failure to comply with an order to vaca(...)

Maureen Daly at home in Arigna, Co Roscommon: “When everything clears away, I’d like to go back to the centre because we are like a big family.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Maureen Daly from Arigna, Co Roscommon, celebrated her 94th birthday last week, but concern over coronavirus has lately kept her from her “lifeline” i(...)

There are very long waiting lists to see a neurologist. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Although more than 800,000 Irish people are living with neurological conditions and despite the fact that Ireland is a world leader in brain research,(...)

 Newly elected TD’s from left Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill (FG),  Holly Cairns (Soc Dems) and Claire Kerrane (SF) spoke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland ‘Celebrate the Changemakers’ conference in advance of International Women’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

On her first day in Cork County Council, Holly Cairns watched as a colleague walked around congratulating the newly elected representatives. “He sai(...)

When the driver got to the second barrier after crashing through the first one, he or she turned around and drove back.

Irish Rail has described the actions of a driver who crashed through a level crossing barrier as “reckless in the extreme”. Gardaí are now investiga(...)

Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, at a meeting of the  National Emergency Co-ordination Group.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of homes are expected to be left without electricity on Saturday afternoon when Storm Jorge batters the country, bringing with it extremely (...)

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