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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

A generation of cooks seems less likely to be dazzled by sleek lines and an Argos catalogue of electronic goods. Photograph: Getty Images

The future of kitchens looked like a straight trajectory back at Sunday dinner in the 1980s. We were the generation who stepped over the cable for the(...)

Estlin Wall with her parents Amy and Vincent.

A 62-year old west Clare man has pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of a three-year-old girl. Senan O’Flaherty of Lower Gowerhass, (...)

Originally from Lahinch, Michael (Mick) Ryan was married with two young children and lived in Cork city.

The remains of the late Co Clare engineer Micheál (Mick) Ryan, who was killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed in March, are to arrive in (...)

Headless horseman pursuing Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvine. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to delve back in the origins of Irish traditions and explore how Samhain became Halloween. Irish ghost st(...)

Suspects being searched in Dublin in 1920 during the War of Independence. From Story of Twenty Five Years, published 1935. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

County: Clare Incident: Attack on Ruan Barracks, near Ennis Date: October 14th, 1920 Fatalities: 3 The IRA seized one of the best defended police sta(...)

A small plate served at Tartare in Galway. Photograph: Anita Murphy 2018

Some people may have been a little cynical when small plates began to appear in restaurants and on menus in Ireland, fearing another pulled pork and m(...)

Frances Street in Kilrush, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth; post-recessio(...)

Items of clothing worn by man

Gardaí are seeking assistance in identifying the body a man who was discovered on a Co Clare beach on June 7th. The man was found on Kilmacrehy Beach(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

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