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From Dunfanaghy in Donegal to Duncannon in Wexford, Ireland's beaches offer something for everyone this summer For most of us, seaside resorts a(...)

Photograph: iStock

One of the great successes of our recent Covid-19 lockdown (though not an actual lockdown, they insist) was the television series Normal People. Who (...)

Elizabeth Coppin,  at her home in England. ‘Ireland has never acknowledged the truth of what happened in the laundries.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Elizabeth Coppin (70) feels “very bitter” towards the Catholic Church but “much worse towards the Irish State”. “They failed to protect me and thousa(...)

Memorial to John Keegan Casey in Ballymahon, Co Longford. Photograph: Courtesy of Longford  County Council/County Longford Heritage Office

The Polish rebellion of January 1863 against Tsarist Russia was hardly a subject of major concern in this country but a teenager in Longford saw it as(...)

Gurteen Cross, Co Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

A woman in her 40s is in serious condition following a bicycle crash in Co Cork on Sunday morning. The woman received serious head injuries when her(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Morgan Pinder, of Gurteen, Clare Island, Co Mayo, is believed to have died instantly in the single-vehicle crash near his home. File photograph: Google Street View

An island community is in mourning following the death in a road incident early today of a 13-year-old schoolboy. Morgan Pinder, of Gurteen, Clare Is(...)

No Christmas Day for Ireland. Women in festive fancy dress walk after snow fall this month in Buxton, Britain. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Those dreaming of a white Christmas can stop dreaming. The very mild weather of the last number of days is set to continue into next week. On Tuesda(...)

Roundstone from the harbour. The Galway village comes alive during the summer.

Roundstone in Connemara is a pretty little village set on the edge of the bog about a 70-minute drive north of Galway city. Next stop: America. The s(...)

Garry Hynes: ‘When we lose our communities we lose, at a fundamental level, the sense of who we are.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sometime in December 1959, a 6½-year-old girl looked at a familiar yellow electric clock on top of the wireless in her kitchen. She noticed the clock (...)

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