Dungarvan

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Memorial to John Keegan Casey in Ballymahon, Co Longford. Photograph: Courtesy of Longford  County Council/County Longford Heritage Office

The Polish rebellion of January 1863 against Tsarist Russia was hardly a subject of major concern in this country but a teenager in Longford saw it as(...)

Pat ‘the Lawnmower Man’ at Kearney’s on Convent Street in Tallow. ‘Give somebody a majority for five years and let them get on with it.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

“Rural Ireland is closed,” says Pat “The Lawnmower Man” from Tallow in west Waterford. He won’t give his last name – everyone knows him as The Lawnmo(...)

Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring is  allocating a total of € 500,000 for 339 men’s and 33 women’s sheds to help  purchase equipment and carry out works. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government has announced State funding for women’s sheds for the first time. Men’s sheds have taken hold over the last decade, and they see loca(...)

Paul Flynn (centre), dressed for action, with his  mother Mai  and siblings Declan, Marguerite and Breda

There were eight children in my house when I was growing up. We lived over my father’s chemist in the square in Dungarvan. I was the youngest. The sm(...)

 Fine Gael election candidate Verona Murphy  meets Louise Hennessey while  canvassing in New Ross, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Fine Gael’s Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy has said she “deeply regrets” her comments about asylum seekers and Islamic State. Ms Murphy h(...)

Michael Veale, a native of Dungarvan in Co Waterford, pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to nine separate charges. File photograph: courts.ie

A heroin addict (40), who was caught by gardai with the drug three times within a three month period, has been sentenced to five years in jail. Micha(...)

In March 1923 19-year-old IRA anti-Treaty volunteer Thomas Greehy was killed in a booby-trap explosion when he went to recover weapons from an arms dump. He was hastily buried near the spot and his funeral in his native Lismore, Co Waterford did not take place until August 1924.

County: Waterford Incident: During the Civil War, National Army laid siege to anti-Treaty forces holding at key locations Date: July 18th-20th, 1(...)

A Sowerby’s Beaked Whale. File photograph: Whitehead Lab

Whale and dolphin conservationists are hoping that a rare whale which was washed ashore in Co Waterford at the weekend will survive, as they paid trib(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Co Cork which claimed the life of an 18-year-old driver who died in hospital t(...)

Some of the best value to be had eating out this summer is in the State’s finer establishments – just as long as you get in and get out early. Photograph: iStock

Restaurant owners bemoan the current environment for their business in Dublin. Luna, and Jo’Burger to are just two of the recent closures as restaurat(...)

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