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The superintendents’ conference is set to take place in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Garda superintendents have noticed an increase in cross-border crime as Brexit approaches and are set to push for more highly trained armed gardaí to (...)

The five-star Powerscourt hotel sold for €50 million in the quarter

More than 4,000 hotel bedrooms were under construction in the first quarter of this year, a post-crash high, according to data from real estate agency(...)

   Ann Flynn with her daughter Norma Flynn and grandson Tadhg Gleeson at the memorial in Donadea Forest Park to her Kildare-born US marine son Liam Flynn who was killed in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

State forestry company Coillte wants to remove a memorial from a Co Kildare park dedicated to a local man killed while serving with the US marines aft(...)

Publican Louis Fitzgerald said his staff were spending hours every day travelling long distances to and from work because of a shortage of affordable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young emigrants should be offered a tax concession to entice them home to fill staff shortages in the pub trade, the businessman behind some of Dublin(...)

One Irish Times reader reported hearing a “low wail and after some time the most piteous sobbing I have ever heard”. Photograph: iStock

“I do not believe that the banshee’s cry is not now heard in Ireland. I most distinctly heard it about five years ago, previous to the death of my dea(...)

Ireland, County Cork, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Beara, Eyeries, colorful houses

What do you see when you see rows of brightly coloured houses, or strips of sherbet buildings? A postcard-perfect village? Evidence of a community wor(...)

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh, who announced his retirement during this week’s Punchestown Festival. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The boom was back at Punchestown this week as vendors at the finale of the Irish jump-racing season reported good times and buoyant sales again. Atte(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

A traditional Bawo Game during the festivities at Farmleigh House to mark a previous Africa Day at Farmleign House. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The national network of migrant women has criticised the Government for cancelling the flagship Africa Day event at Farmleigh Estate. The network sai(...)

The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a detail from Daniel Maclise’s vast painting. Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

On May 1st, 1169 the deposed King of Leinster Dermot MacMurrough (Diarmait Mac Murchada) landed at Bannow Bay in Co Wexford with a group of mercena(...)

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