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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Kate and Sarah Fitzgerald. Kate  died on a Saturday and Sarah was killed two Saturdays later in a car crash in which her boyfriend Jason Burke also died

Teenager Kate Fitzgerald had a strong social conscience and wasn’t slow to voice her opinion when she encountered shortfalls in “the system” during tw(...)

A Christmas treat: Westbury Hotel festive afternoon tea

Afternoon tea – an overpriced sugar fest, or a chance to relax in comfortable surroundings and catch up with friends and family over a cup of tea and (...)

Tony Hanlon has been head gardener at Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare,  for more than 30 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times
30 years a-growing in Kildare

Tony Hanlon, the head gardener for more than 30 years at Killashee Hotel in Kildare is a quiet, stocky figure with compassionate eyes and sh(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Michael McElligott of Tetrarch: has not said whether Tetrarch will bid for the hotel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Estate agent JLL is seeking upwards of €4.8 million for the freehold of Clonmel Park Hotel in Co Tipperary, which is currently leased by Irish investo(...)

Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa is offering  an overnight Mother’s Day package with dinner and a beauty treatment from €79 per person

NEWS Do Dubrovnik The walled city on the Adriatic is one of the most exciting destinations to visit this year. The fourth annual wine festival – Fe(...)

US Democratic vice presidential candidate senator Tim Kaine with US Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton. Photograph:  Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

US Democratic vice presidential candidate senator Tim Kaine has never been shy about proclaiming his Longford and Kilkenny roots but a leading geneal(...)