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Lord Mountbatten’s former home on Mullaghmore Head, Co Sligo: A couple of years ago, Prince Charles was welcomed. Now on the sign to mark his visit, his face has been gouged out.  Photograph: Frank Miller

So a clever Channel Four report has shown that the Brit on the street can’t draw the Irish Border, some of them imagining it as a loose girdle draped (...)

Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can get a cooked breakfast on a train, according to Jim Deegan, managing director of Railt(...)

Judge  warned drivers  to pull up, take a rest, have a snack or take a short walk if they feel tired or sleepy. Photograph: iStock

A road crash in which an 84-year-old man was killed highlights in “the most tragic way” the impact that a motorist failing to heed their body’s call f(...)

Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull arriving for their wedding at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, England, in 1946. Photograph: Eddie Worth/Associated Press

Patricia Knatchbull, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite, whose life embraced a fabled childhood between two world wars and deep personal tragedy (...)

Robert Abernethy: young Dun Laoghaire member is through to the last 16 of the West of Ireland where he will meet Naas’s Robert Brazill.  Picture by Pat Cashman

Schoolboy Robert Abernethy was one of the unlikely heroes as a host of big guns were silenced and the West of Ireland Amateur Open was blown wide ope(...)

Naas’ Conor O’Rourke went back to basics and fired a five-under-par 66 to snatch a two-stroke lead after the first qualifying round of the West of Ire(...)

To: Simon Coveney, Minister for Local Government Hello Simon, I feel I can talk with you directly because you came into the Dáil via a byelection du(...)

A woman is in a critical condition after being attacked by cattle on an island in Lower Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A woman, thought to be a tourist, is in a critical condition after being attacked by cattle on an island in Lower Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh. It is bel(...)

Andrew Gilmartin (47), of Drumfad, Grange, County Sligo, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of coercion. He denies compelling a woman to do an act which ‘she was lawfully entitled to abstain from’ at the Social Welfare offices in Cranmore, Sligo on April 9th, 2014. Photograph: James Connolly

A Department of Social Protection official has denied asking a woman caught claiming social welfare while working, for oral sex in return for getting (...)

In its heyday, the Irish country house was much more than a sanctuary for the privileged. At a time when State benefits were unheard of and so many w(...)

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