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'Molly’s is a very traditional pub, and one of our strengths is that we don’t change'

In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to be either Irish-themed or Irish-owned. In a city that remains the spiritual home of the Great(...)

A lone cyclist passes by the smouldering gorse on the Seanafeistin Rd close to Cloosh Valley in Connemara on May 9th. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Government plans to extend the gorse burning season until the end of March are deeply flawed and will lead to more of the devastating fires that have (...)

Neil Lucey looks across the lake at Gougane Barra in Co Cork, where a fire engulfed the slopes on April 23rd. “We were lucky we didn’t end up with a Connemara-type event.”

Neil Lucey is in reflective mood as he looks across the lake at Gougane Barra towards the blackened rocky mountainside and recalls how the blaze that (...)

The piece which commemorates the life and work of Vearncombe is in the shape of a smiling sun, and will be available in  gold and silver

A special charity pendant was to be unveiled Monday in memory of Colin Vearncombe, a singer-songwriter who recorded as the artist Black, who died in a(...)

A cyclist, who was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on April 21st, has died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí in Co Cork have appealed for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision earlier this month following the death of a cyclist in hospital over t(...)

As night falls, the lake takes on a magical air; nocturnal animals make themselves heard and birds call out

The shores of west Cork are known for their for abundant seafood and excellent surfing, but there are saltwater pursuits of another kind worth discove(...)

Theft of sheep and cattle affects all regions of Ireland, causing significant problems for the farmers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said it wants to remind people a reward of €10,000 is being offered for “significant” information on the theft of c(...)

Bus Éireann strike: “It has been a bit of an upheaval,” says Tara Cotter, mother of Lily, James, Olivia and Ella. Photograph: Emma Jervis

David Williams has watched over the past fortnight as the effects of the Bus Éireann strike have rippled to the tip of the Mizen Peninsula, in Co Cork(...)

 Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: will compete for Ireland at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade in early May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ireland team for the first World Cup Regatta in Belgrade in five weeks’ time (May 5th to 7th) will consist of four crews. Olympic medallists Gar(...)

“High-speed broadband is vital for regional development, and the Government is delivering on its promise to address Ireland’s connectivity challenges.” Photograph: Getty Images

Fifteen towns across Ireland will offer local businesses access to a one gigabit broadband connection free for two years. Minister for Jobs, Enterpri(...)

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