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Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Ireland have had an impressive start to the World Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ireland’s Fintan and Jake McCarthy showed that that Skibbereen– and Ireland – have talent coming up fast to take on the mantle of the O’Donovans and (...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

The willingness of Michael Dobbs, author of the absorbing political novel House of Cards, to give an address at the first ever West Cork History Festi(...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

Ceiling detail at the Conrad hotel just off St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

It’s a sure sign that the economy is on the up and up when hotels are back refurbishing their rooms. The usual eight-year cycle was disrupted over the(...)

Quantum computing takes advantage of the ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Image: iStock

One of the world’s leading physicists has warned Ireland risks falling behind other countries and losing its international reputation as a high-tech l(...)

This shop in Co Donegal has sold the second highest number of Lotto jackpot tickets. Photograph: Google Street

With the Euromillions heading towards an eye watering €150 million on Friday night, anyone anxious to secure the jackpot might be wondering where they(...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan after winning gold:  “We did it, we beat the Brits, what did I tell ye, said Mark afterwards. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

There was even a spell in the morning when Skibbereen was topping the European Championship medal table, holding off the challenge of all of Romania a(...)

'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 (...)

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