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All day last Saturday, people queued along Abbeyfeale’s Main Street to buy their last bag of penny sweets or iced bun from “the Willy Wonka” of the to(...)

Limerick Gaol. The early 19th century was an era of great political unrest, and public executions were commonplace, none more so than in Limerick, a hotbed of agrarian agitation.

Frank McNally’s narrative (An Irishman’s Diary, January 14th) on the paucity of native Irish hangmen down the years, brings to mind one of the last of(...)

Ireland and several other European countries have introduced legislation requiring proof of a recent PCR test showing a negative result for Covid-19 before allowing passengers into the country. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish criminals are allegedly involved in the forging of negative Covid-19 tests to allow people travel within Europe, Europol has warned. The Europ(...)

Graves of those who died at    the Bethany home, in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Church Missions (ICM) has said it “did not found, manage or finance any mother and baby homes”, after the Commission of Investigation into M(...)

Doctors in some of Ireland’s worst-hit areas describe their experiences of battling third-wave Covid – with its high transmissibility and ever-chan(...)

The scene of the rescue in Co Limerick. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí rescued a woman who was trapped inside her car which had gone into the River Deel in Co Limerick and was filling with water at the weekend. Sh(...)

In Dublin, Balbriggan recorded the highest incidence rate at 216.  The lowest incidence rate  was found in the  Ballyfermot/Drimnagh area at 43.4

The electoral area of Carndonagh in Co Donegal has the highest 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus in the State, coming in at more than nine times th(...)

Carndonagh, Co Donegal has the highest 14-rate of coronavirus this week, according to the latest data. Photograph: Google Street.

Three of the top five worst areas in the country for the 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus are in Co Donegal, with Carndonagh’s rate more than six (...)

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 (...)

One of the dogs recovered by gardaí following the operation. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook page

Dog owners have been reminded that by law they must microchip their pets, after 10 suspected stolen dogs were recovered during a planned Garda search (...)

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