Jackie Larkin, whose brother Gerard Brady was murdered by the Mount Vernon UVF in 1994, and Ciaran Fox, whose father Eamon Fox was also murdered  by the UVF, speaking to the press after the DPP’s decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Gary Haggarty had been billed as the “mother of all supergrasses” who could put away for life several senior Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) members and(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Gary Haggarty: he agreed in 2010 to give evidence against up to 14 of his former UVF colleagues and two of his former police handlers.  Photograph: Pacemaker

So-called loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty has been jailed for life after he pleaded guilty to a catalogue of murders, attempted murders and other pa(...)

The diningroom at Martinstown, Ballysax, Co Kildare. The tables in many of these country houses  can sit  from 12 to 30 people. Photograph: James Fennell

“I love going to our meetings,” says Hannah Flynn of Roundwood House in Co Laois. Hannah is chairman of The Hidden Ireland organisation and it’s no wo(...)

United BusinessFirst service: the airline flies direct from Dublin to Washington Dulles airport year round (except January 10th-March 1st, 2017).

Balls, bats, beer and bikes. None of the aforementioned have ever featured in my travel plans. That is, until I visited Washington DC and Baltimore, t(...)

Vernon Mount was built in 1784 for a prominent Cork merchant and is understood to have been designed by architect Abraham Hargrave

Cork County Council has defended its decision not to seek a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on historic Vernon Mount House in Cork which was badly dam(...)

Emergency services attend the scene of the fire at Vernon Mount  in Cork on Sunday night. Photograph: Brian McMahon via Twitter

Heritage and conservation groups expressed their shock and dismay on Monday after a stately home on the outskirts of Cork city was destroyed in a fire(...)