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The Custom House, then centre of local government, burns in May 1921. The operation to destroy it involved nearly 200 Volunteers. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The first six months of 1921 were by far the most violent period of the Irish War of Independence. In late 1920, a halt to the violence had looked p(...)

 John Prine in June 2019 performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Photograph:  Amy Harris/Invision/AP

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Grammy-winning singer John Prine who died earlier this week after being hospitalised suffering fro(...)

Headfort School, Kells, Co Meath, based in a Georgian mansion which dates back to the 1760s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s only boarding school for children aged between seven and 13 years of age has closed after more than 70 years due to financial challenges tha(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

The past year has seen a significant rise in new schemes in Cork, including one of the biggest in the country, at Janeville in Carrigaline, a development of up to 1,000 homes. File photograph: Geography Photos/UIG via Getty Images

The house price inflation gap is growing faster in the regions than it is in Dublin. According to the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland’s mos(...)

The Health and Safety Authority  are looking into the incident as a workplace fatality. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 54-year-old woman has been killed on her farm in Headford, Co Galway. The woman was found dead in a field on Monday afternoon. There was (...)

Christmas community spirit in Headford, Co Galway, where Katie Walsh is from.

Bless me father for I have sinned, it’s been a year since my last Mass and I arrived late with my cousins from the pub. It’s a pity no-one can have a (...)

Head chef Craig Naughton in the kitchen of the Yew Tree in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Mayo businessman Gary Middleton was very disappointed with the handling of the alert over odourless gas this week. Mr Middleton, who is part-owner of(...)

A screengrab from a video showing ‘flaring’ at the gas terminal at Ballinaboy in Co Mayo where odourless gas is being burned off.

Natural gas customers in two western counties who have been urged to turn off their supplies after odourless gas was pumped into the system have been (...)

Monica Peters from Orlando, Florida, with her magnificent Corrib trout of 5.4kg, sportingly released

The Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association (ILFA) commenced their season recently with a trial on Lough Lene in Co Westmeath, the first of four to select(...)

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