United Irishmen fight British troops at the battle of Vinegar Hill in Wexford in 1798. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does it mean to be Protestant and Irish? This is a question Protestants in the Republic have been asked more frequently in recent years, as the e(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys  (centre) at the launch of the  book Protestant and Irish which was edited by  Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A Protestant Cultural Centre should be built to tell the story of the faith in the State, which has largely been forgotten since independence was gain(...)

The Department of Transport describes the Coast Guard as Ireland’s “fourth blue light” emergency service after the ambulance, fire brigade and Garda

A third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings around the country have no basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms. A senior Irish Coas(...)

Garda Ciaran Folan  never applied for and never took  a driving test and therefore could not have obtained a full driving licence, the court heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A garda whose driving skills led to the discovery that he had never sat a driving test has lost an appeal against his conviction for using a fake driv(...)

Worth the effort: Take in the stunning views at Hook Head, Co Wexford

Our route begins and ends in the beautiful seaside village of Duncannon, Co Waterford, renowned for its fine golden beach where sand sculpting is a po(...)

‘Very provocative’: interior of House 4, Firhouse, by Taka Architects. Photograph: Alice Clancy

The chief appeal of the New Irish Architecture 28: AAI Awards book, published by Gandon Editions, is the insight it gives into the conversations that (...)

Johanne holds Siobhan who  cannot walk, is non-verbal, does not eat solid food, is doubly incontinent, and has only one kidney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If you would like to share your story of caring for a relative with a disability, please contact Rosita Boland on rboland@irishtimes.com I’m not d(...)

Increased interest: Fethard-on-Sea in Co Wexford. Photograph: Chris Hill

After a 45 per cent increase in transactions in 2014, there was only a modest rise in sales activity for Wexford last year, up just 4.5 per cent. T(...)