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Barges and boats at the weir on the Shannon at Athlone, circa 1895. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

First, a hat was found floating in the Shannon. The other clue taken from the water near the saw mills in Athlone was a pocketbook. The name inscribed(...)

Temperatures will hit highs of 22 degrees on Friday and 23 degrees on Saturday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A glorious Easter bank holiday weekend is in store across the country with highs of 23 degrees and warm spells everywhere. The good weather has alrea(...)

A man in his 60s was killed and a boy was injured in a road crash into Co Mayo. The incident occurred on the N59 near Mulranny at 7pm on Sunday. T(...)

The Sceil Eile barge is available to rent on the Grand Canal in Dublin through GetMyBoat for six guests for $210 (€185) per day.

If you thought it was aboat time that a company tried to seas the day and become a ship-shaped Airbnb for the water then we have glad tidings which wi(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Trinity joins a growing number of campuses across Ireland, including the University of Limerick, which became tobacco-free in June 2018. The institutes of technology in Westport, Carlow and Athlone are also smoke-free. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will officially become a tobacco-free campus on Wednesday, National No Smoking Day, almost three years after creating tob(...)

Irish Hotels Federation president  Michael Lennon and  chief executive Tim Fenn at the federation’s annual conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

There has already been a sharp drop in bookings for hotels and guesthouses outside of Dublin even in advance of the UK’s departure from the EU, the Ir(...)

Organic wine in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

More organic wines are being produced than ever, but who decides what is organic and how strict are the rules? European wines are governed by legislat(...)

Romance rekindled: Dolores McEvoy and Peter Woodger. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teenage romance between two hairdressers in 1970s London culminated in a cross-continental wedding this week – 4½ decades later. In January 1974 Do(...)

Cormac Costello in action against Galway’s Cein D’Arcy. The Dublin forward took the opportunity to showcase his undoubted talent during the league clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

After a football pre-season dominated by the experimental rules or more specifically the hand-pass restrictions intended to unshackle the game from th(...)

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