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If you were christened “Michael Angelo”, as was Michael Angelo Hayes, who was born 200 years ago on July 25th, the chances are probably reasonable to (...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan and his sister Mary Noonan. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan’s sister Mary was of the three women in their 70s killed in Thursday’s car crash in west Limerick. Mary N(...)

TJ Maher in his garden Patthana in Co Wicklow, planting summer containers. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What’s the secret to creating a brilliantly colourful, pollinator-friendly display of summer pots that will still look as good in late September as it(...)

Main lawns and topiary at Glin Castle, Limerick

Head for romantic Glin Castle in Co Limerick where a rare and special plant fair will be held on Sunday, May 12th. There’ll be an opportunity to buy f(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

Limerick engineer Diarmuid Wood, who has settled in Syndey with his wife, former Sydney Rose,  Fiona  and children Annie and  Jack

Diarmuid Woods grew up in Glin in west Limerick, the eldest boy of seven children. “My father has a dairy farm and we all helped out on the farm. GAA (...)

Glin Castle: Located 1.5 hours from Shannon airport and close to very little else, it has to be the ultimate rural escape.

Glin Castle in Co Limerick, the celebrated home of the late Knight of Glin, has been removed from the market. The historic castle which has been in th(...)

Capard House, Rosenallis, Co Laois: bought by John Picerne last year

Property mogul John Picerne, the founder and chief executive of Corvias Group, has emerged as the US-based buyer of Capard House. Corvias specialises (...)