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Daniel Stewart. Photograph: Lily Duffield

Trailed two-hundred-and-seventy miles, Fought bitter gales hard, Swum turbulent showers, Blazed freezing chills, And now, I awake in Armagh. Abandone(...)

River mapping: an Atlantic salmon parr

When Siobhán Atkinson gets into the river Dinin in Co Kilkenny in her waders, she’s on the hunt for wild salmon – the king of fish and a prized specim(...)

The driver, a man in his 40s, was removed to hospital with minor injuries.  File photograph

A man in his 60s has died following a single vehicle crash in Wicklow on Sunday night. The man, who was a passenger in a Toyota Landcruiser died whe(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Noel Hanna at the summit of K2 earlier this month. Photograph: Facebook

Co Down climber Noel Hanna (51) who is one of the first Irishmen to survive an ascent of K2 says he would do it all again. Hanna has a habit of that,(...)

‘Made it ma, top of the world’

August would have been the 77th birthday of my wife’s father, Oliver. Eight of us set out to climb Slieve Donard, an old favourite of his. Ranging fro(...)

Stepaside Garda Station in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An increasing population in Stepaside, Co Dublin justifies the reopening of its Garda station despite a significant dip in crime in the area over the (...)

Joe McQuillan leaves the field with his assistants and umpires following the 2013 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The GAA has confirmed the controversial appointment of Cavan’s Joe McQuillan as Sunday week’s All-Ireland final referee. The Kill Shamrocks clubman p(...)

Some of the participating gardaí  at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A group of 100 serving and retired gardaí from across the country will climb the highest mountain peak in each of the four provinces of Ireland next m(...)

Furze finds: Portrait de femme au chapeau [Portrait of a woman wearing a hat], by Sir John Lavery; The Fern in the Area, by Jack B Yeats; and Landscape with Cottage, by Paul Henry.

Three stolen Irish paintings found in a bin bag dumped in a ditch in Co Wicklow last summer are to be auctioned in London this autumn. Sotheby’s sai(...)

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