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Tammy Barrett and her children Aidan and Jessica in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim. “I love it to bits. This is like a fairy tale in my head.” Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Fr Pat Farrelly says that when the bell goes at Kiltyclogher primary school these days, “it’s like letting out a flock of birds” so rapid is the exodu(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996: the Fine Gael politician  served as minister of state from 1981 to 1982 under Garret FitzGerald

The death has taken place of the former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte. He was 86. Mr Harte was a Fine Gael TD from 1961 until 1997, representing the Done(...)

Irish seabass: new EU rules  catch-and-release only for 2018

Following successful negotiations by the Minister for Marine, Mr Michael Creed, at the recent fisheries council meeting in Brussels, the European Unio(...)

From left: Martin McGuinness,  Denis Donaldson and  Gerry Adams at Stormont in 2005. Photograph: Press Association

Two men have been arrested by Gardaí investigating the murder of former senior Sinn Féin official and British agent Denis Donaldson almost 12 years ag(...)

This swell of UK imports has hit the Irish motor trade hard, with claims that imports are chiefly responsible for the ten per cent dip in new cars sales here last year.

The market for cars in the UK contracted by 5.6 per cent in 2017, according to figures released this week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Tr(...)

A garda searching a heavy goods vehicle at a checkpoint on the Cavan/Fermanagh Border. Photograph: Eric Luke

Last month saw an agreement reached between the EU and the UK, which involved a commitment by the UK to avoid a hard border on this island. However, B(...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry is a Unesco world heritage site.

Looking for things to do in 2018? Below are 20 Irish experiences you can try out this year. 1. Gather for a story in Ireland’s oldest pub The Braze(...)

It isn’t a textbook but opens up the world of science: Foraminifera are single-celled protists with shells. Illustrations from Life Under The Lens by Jennifer Delaney.

Who doesn’t love colouring in? No matter what age you are, if you can hold a pencil, marker or crayon then keeping between the lines offers hours of f(...)

Cars in the flooded car park near the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill during Storm Eleanor. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for parts of the country for the early hours of Thursday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy winds, rain and flood(...)

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