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The late Tom O’Donnell with his wife Helen. Photograph: Jack McManus/ The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael Minister and MEP Tom O’Donnell has died aged 94. Mr O’Donnell died suddenly and peacefully on Thursday at his residence at Ballyshe(...)

Ashford Castle

One of the most exclusive hotels in Ireland is hoping a long standing conflict between its postal address and its actual location will help it keep it(...)

The boat with its engine which was stolen. Photograph: Ray Ryan

One of the largest lakes in Ireland has been left without a search and rescue service after the engine and navigation gear on the volunteer unit’s boa(...)

John Lynch  was shot dead by a raiding party of self-described ‘military’, who later claimed they had acted in self-defence. The hotel’s night porter told a different story.

In its “From the Archives” section on Wednesday, the London Times mentioned the strange circumstances in which one John Lynch, from Kilmallock, Co Lim(...)

 Paddlers and swimmers at Seapoint in Co Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Three Wexford beaches have had “do not swim” notices erected after the local council reported high levels of bacteria in the bathing water. Wexford C(...)

Seán FitzPatrick. File photograph: Court Collins

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman, Seán FitzPatrick has made a fresh attempt to secure planning permission for a new home near Greystones in Co Wicklow(...)

Dooagh, Achill Island, Co Mayo, where a “do not consume” water supplies notice is in place. File photograph: Getty

The “do not consume” notice for water on Achill Island and some parts of the Co Mayo mainland was introduced due to a swell in numbers from people on (...)

Curracloe Beach was far from deserted at the weekend. File photograph: Gearóid Gibbs/PA Wire

More than 7,000 people visited Curracloe Beach on Saturday, according to Wexford County Council. The local authority said crowds gathered at beaches(...)

Gaz Smith outside his restaurant  Michael’s of Mount Merrion. ‘I see the blended use of space being with us for a while.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Dublin city centre is an absolute disaster. It’s a tumbleweed situation, especially after 6pm when businesses close. Last night we did 16 people, and(...)

Joseph Blowick: tapped into a sense of discontent with the political establishment

Coalition governments have been the norm in Irish politics for the past 30 years but for the previous almost 70 years, they were fairly rare; in fact,(...)

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