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The term “journey” no longer signifies a trip somewhere. Photograph: iStock

Once upon a time a journey involved going somewhere. Out to Skerries to the married sister for high tea on a low table or down to Ballybunion for your(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the Eurovision Song Contest  final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been a wild ride for Ryan O’Shaughnessy: beating the odds to qualify for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final, seeing his song Together become (...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy, 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Skerries, performs ‘Together’ at the Altice Arena hall in Lisbon. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

When is the Eurovision final on? The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 final, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, begins at 8pm Saturday night on RTÉ On(...)

Yvonne Montgomery this year has been racing on a 1989 Kawasaki ZXR400 and a 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600, averaging 160km/h  and tipping 217km/h. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Where to begin. A barbecue, a motorbike and a casual spin down the road 14 years ago. It was the first time Yvonne Montgomery had ever taken a ride on(...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm (51) arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former non-executive director at Anglo Irish Bank has told a jury that “excellent people” were sourced by the bank to carry out “healthy checks and (...)

Members of the Garda Under Water Unit  search at Skerries harbour after a fishing boat sank on May 26th, 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed no prosecution in the case of a fisherman who died after the fishing vessel he was working on capsize(...)

Balbriggan beach, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Balbriggan’s origins came from its harbour, with the town growing out from around the industry that fed off the sea. The Hamilton family’s constructio(...)

A snow plough  on the N11 at The Glen of the Downs on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

About 24,000 homes and businesses around Ireland remain without power on Friday following overnight blizzard conditions that tore through the country.(...)

Using the chairlift to deliver Coca Cola to the Eagle’s Nest restaurant on Bray Head in 1963

Bray once had a unique tourist attraction, an aerial chairlift that whisked passengers up to the Eagle’s Nest on the heights of Bray Head, but it’s th(...)

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