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Lives Lost: John Joseph ‘Sonny’ Egan

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Gothic Dublin gate at Markree Castle near Sligo

The arrival of a new Pevsner in the magisterial Buildings of Ireland series is something to cherish, causing a frisson of excitement in the normally s(...)

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(...)

British troops during the War of Independence. The nominal rolls of the IRA which were released in 2014 list 115,000 men who served in it  during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The IRA during the War of Independence sought to organise itself on the lines of a regular army though it operated as a guerrilla force. It adopted (...)

Lady Rosse with a copy of Mary Ward’s book. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Mary Ward is chiefly remembered as being the unfortunate victim of Ireland’s first fatal road traffic incident, but in her lifetime she was a celebrat(...)

Supporters at Shane Lowry’s home golf club, Esker Hills Golf Club, Tullamore, celebrate his victory. Photogrpah: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The Offaly Faithful were glued to the televisions in the clubhouse as their hero closed in on the British Open. Esker Hills in Tullamore, where Shane(...)

Former Offaly star Sean Lowry in action for Mayo: “Mayo always had that doubt. Behind that swagger there was doubt all the time.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some blame the ‘curse’; others say it’s simply misfortune; many claim it’s a concoction of both, blended together through decades of heartbreak. It’s(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Rhode’s Conor McNamee and Oisín Kelly of Ferbane battle for possession during the  Offaly SFC Final at  Bord na Mona O’Connor Park in  Tullamore. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rhode 1-18 Ferbane 0-10 Rhode won their 29th Offaly senior football title in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, completing their third three-in-a-row in the(...)

Sandy Lloyd of Belmont Mill feels the Government has been welcoming multinationals but not offering broadband to  people who live in Ireland. Photograph: Liam Kidney

Typifying the sort of small creative rural enterprise hubs being actively promoted by the Government, Belmont Mill in Co Offaly is host to a violin ma(...)

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