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High Island is home to a monastic settlement and an intact stone beehive hut.

THE BEEHIVE HUT Long before cities, towns and villages there were monastic settlements with dwellings built from slivers of stone assembled in a way(...)

Audi e-tron: Packs an electric punch in terms of performance, while the low centre of gravity due to the battery under the floor means it handles much better than your regular crossover fare

Should the German really be ahead of the Jaguar? On the plus side, you’ve got Audi’s rock-solid build quality. Yet that has to be weighed against a st(...)

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

We’re back with even more stage times for Electric Picnic 2018. The festival takes place this weekend, from Friday, August 31st, until Sunday, Septemb(...)

The Prison Officers Association says at least 13 of its members have been assaulted by inmates over the past year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Prison officers were regularly being attacked, in one case sexually, by prisoners even as inmates were benefitting from the current “hugging philosoph(...)

The biggest and the bluffest of all the SUVs, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the unquestioned best at what it does. What that is, is not the pulling up (...)

They say it’s easier to make a big car good looking than a small one, simply because of the sheer acreage of available metal with which to work, but p(...)

Alfa Romeo has been threatening to build an SUV ever since the Kamal concept of 2002, and finally, 15 years down the line, they’ve done it with the St(...)

The Ford Mondeo, in its current form, should be an out-and-out winner. Why? Because it looks so darned good. Thanks to having been developed in tandem(...)

As a species in general, small SUVs have hitherto been less than impressive. Perhaps that is now changing with the arrival of such cars as the VW T-Ro(...)

Staffing levels and assaults on prison staff are other problem areas, according to the Prison Officers’ Association. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says it is crucial to avoid industrial action as the Prison Officers’ Association looks to restore its members(...)

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