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Ireland is blessed with a myriad of cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all standards.

From epic rides along the rugged coast or over high mountain passes, to perfectly flat and leisurely spins along by lakes and canals, her(...)

Seamus Darby behind the bar of  The Greyhound at Chapel Street, Toomevara, Co Tipperary. Photograph: fergalshanahan.com

The scorer of one of the most famous goals in All-Ireland football history has been praised by a judge for his generosity towards a woman whose danger(...)

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Three men were arrested in Co Laois on Wednesday as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking. Gardaí carried out(...)

Ellie O’Byrne, based in Cork city who has spent last month eating only Irish food. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

There’s nothing more quintessentially Irish than black pudding. Except much black pudding is made with dried haemoglobin powder instead of fresh blood(...)

John Creedon: Italian, French and Spanish place names were brought to Ireland as the Dublin middle classes returned from travelling, hence Sorrento Road and Vico Road in Dalkey. Photograph: Don Macmonagle

There’s an old folk tale that dates from a time when the Russian-Finnish border was being redrawn. Some rather stern officials from Moscow knocked on (...)

The Office of the Planning Regulator expressed doubt about Offaly County Council’s draft development plan projecting the population of Tullamore as growing by 4,753 by 2027. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s planning watchdog has questioned proposals by Offaly County Council to plan for a 33 per cent increase in the population of Tullamore over(...)

Part of the seizure made by gardaí on Saturday in Portarlington. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A man has been arrested following the seizure of €161,000 worth of cocaine in Portarlington. Gardaí arrested the man, aged in his early 20s, followi(...)

Post mortems are being carried out on the bodies of two brothers who drowned in a diving accident at University Hospital Limerick before their remains will be handed over to their family for burial. Photograph: Press 22

Tributes were paid to Laois brothers Fergus and Philip Brophy, who drowned in a diving incident at a quarry, in Co Tipperary, on Sunday. Fr Tom Doole(...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey

MEDICALLY, THEY WERE SPARED THE WORST EFFECTS OF COVID-19. ECONOMICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY, IRELAND’S YOUNG WILL SUFFER HUGE CONSEQUENCES FROM COR(...)

Dundrum Town Centre manager Don Nugent: ‘I feel almost as if we are opening for the first time.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

There was guilt and giddy excitement in equal measure in the gleaming glass halls of the Dundrum Town Centre as it opened its doors to shoppers almost(...)

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