Ireland’s third-biggest lake casts a unique spell over the locals living on or close to it Rosie Foley calls Lough Derg “she” throughout our con(...)

Fr Martin Kelly, provincial of the Spiritans: ‘These men’s lives carry their own value for those who care to look.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Covid-19 has had its deadliest impact on older people, particularly those living in nursing homes. It is not a surprise then that members of the clerg(...)

 The funeral of Fr Tom Cunningham C.S.Sp at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Kimmage, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ten priests from the Spiritan order died in the month of January, eight of them having tested positive for Covid-19. Fr Dermot Kavanagh, Fr Leo (...)

Frank Murray: a charismatic and friendly leader with an ability to relate positively with people, to address issues strategically, and to find solutions that were fair to everyone.

Frank Murray was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, in March 1944. He excelled at GAA football and continued playing during his years in UCD. His love of Gae(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Sallynoggin Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Sallynoggin may not be a “destination” neighbourhood like nearby Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown, Killiney and Glasthule, b(...)

The centre of Blanchardstown village. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Almost 50 years ago, Blanchardstown was a tiny village with a gently busy main street, surrounded mainly by greenery and for(...)

A view of Bray sea front promenade. Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

What’s so good about it? You know somewhere is on the up when Paddy McKillen’s Press Up empire is moving into town. Sure enough, plans are reportedly (...)

The Carmelite order acquired the 50-acre Gort Muire estate for £12,000 in 1944.

The Carmelite order is set to secure up to €35 million from the sale of eight acres of land attached to its student and novitiate house at Ballinteer (...)

PE teacher Agata Suszczynska (left), principal Declan Hughes and chairwoman of St Tiernan’s board of management Labour Cllr Lettie McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A disadvantaged secondary school in south Dublin is to finally get a PE hall for its students after almost 40 years of campaigning. St Tiernan’s Comm(...)

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