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Brandon is a mountain that reveal its secrets slowly

My offering this week comes from the atmospheric Rose Hotel in Tralee. I am down here to take part on the 23rd annual Kerry Charity Challenge which ra(...)

The scrapping of the poor box system and its replacement with a more transparent auditing system with monies to go to victims of crime was recommended almost 20 years ago. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Almost €1.74 million was paid out from the court poor box to various charities in 2018, according to figures released by the Courts Service. The sum (...)

James Joseph Hegarty had 94 previous convictions, including for public order and road traffic offences.

A rough sleeper who broke into a vacant house that was for sale near Listowel and set it on fire after falling asleep drunk on the couch with a cigare(...)

Nine out of 10 people in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area reported their health as being good or very good, the highest in the State, according to the CSO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a significant difference in people’s view of their health depending on where they live, according to latest figures from Census 2016. Nine o(...)

Every person who is addicted has a negative impact on four others, usually loved ones and family members

People suffering from addiction are among the most stigmatised in Ireland. Sadly, addicts are still seen as morally flawed and reprehensible in a way (...)

Mary Black speaks to Róisín about what she sees as a lack of Irish music on the radio

On this week’s Róisín Meets podcast singer Mary Black talks about what she sees as a lack of Irish music on the radio. “I don’t like attacking radio(...)

Longford vied with Drogheda, Dún Laoghaire, Dungarvan, and Kilkenny for the title of Ireland’s cleanest town following a survey of 40 towns and cities across the country in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Longford was officially named as Ireland’s cleanest town at a ceremony in Dublin on Monday. The midlands town had been vying with Drogheda, Dungarvan(...)

“There was no obvious motive,” Tom Rice, prosecuting, said. “The reason for the violence could not be explained.”

Two brothers have been sentenced to 9½ years, with four suspended, for “a brutal, vicious and degrading ” attack on their uncle which left him “at dea(...)

An Taisce had sought orders quashing a November 2014 decision of An Bord Pleanála granting approval for the scheme, proposed by Kerry County Council, to improve the road between Dingle and Annascaul and between Gortbreagoge and Camp Road.

An Taisce has lost its legal challenge to planning approval for a controversial €65 million road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Di(...)

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh parachuting into Tralee Town Park  with skydive instructor Karl Carey, at the Skyfest Air Display on Sunday. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Maria Walsh is afraid of heights but it did not stop her performing a tandem jump from 10,000ft yesterday, parachuting into Tralee Town Park. Despite(...)

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