Ruan

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Iarnród Enda: Enda Kenny could bicycle up your lane any day now offering to taoiseach for a nice pie. Photograph: Mike Mulcaire/RTÉ

Enda Kenny, at a loose end since retirement, has been roaming from town to town doing a bit of off-the-books taoiseaching. He could bicycle up your la(...)

 Imogen Cotter during a training session at her home in Ruan, Clare. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

‘Get off that computer game!’ is still the war-cry of many Covid-addled parents yet, when it comes to cycling that is literally where all the action r(...)

Interior of a peasant family’s hut during the Great Famine, 1845-1849. Illustration from The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, by Robert Wilson. Photograph: The Print Collector/Getty Images

The lengths to which Irish people went to stay alive including cannibalism have been detailed in a new documentary on the Great Famine. Entitled The (...)

Alexandra, Heidi and Hollie were the girls’ names growing most in popularity last year

Jack and Emily were the most popular baby names registered last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Jack retained the title as t(...)

Suspects being searched in Dublin in 1920 during the War of Independence. From Story of Twenty Five Years, published 1935. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

County: Clare Incident: Attack on Ruan Barracks, near Ennis Date: October 14th, 1920 Fatalities: 3 The IRA seized one of the best defended police sta(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale and England’s Henry Slade during the Ireland V England Six Nations Rugby Championship. Photograph:s Tom Honan

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Jacob Stockdale has spoken about the difficulty of being a practicing Christian on a sports field. “It’s a challenge(...)

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

The story of Ireland’s pursuit of independence is an old one which needs retelling for a new generation. The Irish Revolution is a three-part document(...)

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

A new documentary series The Irish Revolution successfully captures the approach taken in the award winning book Atlas of the Irish Revolution on whic(...)

Ger Hehir of Drumcavan, Ruan, Co Clare. The judge sentenced him to seven years’ imprisonment for the rape. He suspended the final 18 months on condition he engage with a sexual offenders’ programme and that he keep the peace and be of good behaviour while in custody and for three years upon his release.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Clare stable owner who raped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl has received a partially suspended sentence. Ger Hehir (58) was convicted aft(...)

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