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Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, who won more than €115 million in 2005. Photograph: Frank Miller

Somewhere in Ireland this morning, somebody woke up with the country’s biggest ever lottery win of €175 million. February’s Euromillions windfall is (...)

The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co Laois

The five-star Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois has been sold for close to the guide price of €9 million through agent CBRE. It was bought by FB(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

Team Ireland: Allianz European Championships 2018

There are just two weeks to go until Europe’s best para swimmers battle it out at the Allianz European Championships in the National Aquatic Centre in(...)

Waves crash over the lifeguard hut at Silver Strand in Galway during Storm Hector. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 5,000 homes, farms and businesses are still without power this evening following Storm Hector. The storm made landfall in the early hours of Thu(...)

Long before the Big Tech backlash, before politicians feared the power of tech leaders and before Facebook users questioned giving up their personal i(...)

Clerys’ clock on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A cheque for £10 given by Patrick Pearse to Clery’s in Dublin seven years before the 1916 Rising is among memorabilia from the former department store(...)

The Game of Thrones-style bronze doors from Dublin’s Howl at the Moon.

More than 3,000 lots will go under the hammer in a massive two-day clearance sale of items from various Dublin venues that have either closed down or (...)

Flooding from the River Owenass on the Manor Road in Mountmellick, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Residents in Mountmellick have spoken about how flood waters deluged their homes very quickly following torrential rain on Wednesday. The occupants o(...)

The lads spilt beer all over the table, but managed to save the mobile phones

They arrived into the carriage in a clatter of suitcases and cans, full of the joys of life and full of drink. The mid-afternoon train from Galway to(...)

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