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Doneraile Court,  Co Cork.

Getting into Doneraile Court involves climbing past the fallen rim of a balustrade which once enclosed the orangery where diarist and diplomat Harold (...)

The Shannon Key West hotel in the village of Rooskey was set on fire in what has been described by local gardaí as a premeditated and carefully planned attack.

Five of the 40 direct provision centres in Ireland are currently oversubscribed, the latest figures from the Department of Justice show. There are 6(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

Rosemary Kunene: “There are a lot of people who are depressed and don’t want to get involved in anything. I don’t blame them for that. The duration of stay in these centres is too long and I wish I could know what really causes the delays.” Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

The first time Rosemary Kunene felt comfortable in her new Irish home was at a set-dancing class. She had already spent a few months in the direct pro(...)

The court heard Joseph Moore, with an address at Market Mews, Marlborough Village, Co Laois, answered ‘I am so sorry’ when charged with robbery of the filling station. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 31-year-old man made a string of apologies when charged over a crime spree in Co Laois after a petrol station was raided, a woman’s life threatened,(...)

Duomo in Treviso which contains a Titian painting. Photograph: Vito Arcomano

We keep hearing the rustling sound of unseen animals rushing away as we cycle the rural back roads of the Veneto region in northeast Italy. Sometimes (...)

The Bluebell Wood at Emo Court, Co Laois. Photograph from Cycling South Leinster: Great Road Routes by Turlough O’Brien

The cycle is in a quiet, rural corner of counties Laois and Kildare. It’s a wonderfully gentle cycle on excellent local roads and has some fascinating(...)

An architectural drawing on display in the House and Home exhibition

As the debate over the housing crisis carries over into another year – conducted chiefly at the level of a political blame game – the Irish Architectu(...)