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The Rock of Cashel: a potential ‘dark tourism’ site as, according to O’Brien, 600 people were massacred there in 1647

Ireland has numerous “dark tourism” sites which should be promoted by Fáilte Ireland in the same way as the Wild Atlantic Way or Ireland’s Hidden Hear(...)

Mary McKenna, managing director, Tour America on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Mary McKenna recently advertised a sales vacancy in her travel business, Tour America. The notice required candidates to have two years’ experience. “(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Irish Red Cross: “We can confirm that no monies from restricted funds have been spent for any purpose other than for which they were donated.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Cutbacks to the international arm of the Irish Red Cross due to a funding shortfall could raise questions about the financial management of the charit(...)

Michael Quirke: “it’s very hard to convince ordinary people” to embrace renewable energy “when it took me 12 years to build a windfarm”. Photograph: Larry Cummins

It took Michael Quirk 12 years to build a wind farm on his land in Cloyne, Co Cork, and since 2014 he has been attempting to establish an adjoining s(...)

Steve Bradbury in his art studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I’ve been pinching myself every day since last Christmas,” says Steve Bradbury, who gave up a career in corporate restructuring last year to concentr(...)

“Nearly 300 grams of gold can be recovered from about one tonne of recycled mobile phones.”

This year, 2018, may yet go down in history as the year the world finally woke up to the environmental damage caused by plastic debris. While images o(...)

King Bones: criticising Ian Brown’s vocals is like dismissing a poet for poor handwriting, says Keith Hughes (far right)

Like many 14-year-olds, all I did was play or watch football. It was while doing the latter, one Saturday as the nets bulged on Goal of the Month, tha(...)

Alison Cozwer: “Whatever line of work you go into, you deserve a place at the top table.”  Photograph: Rob O’Connor

The self-made man is a familiar figure in business, but what about the self-baked woman? It could certainly apply to Alison Cowzer, managing director (...)

Kasem Hijazy, head of Goal’s operation in Syria, at the agency’s  Dún Laoghaire office. Children in besieged Ghouta “can differentiate between the sound of bombs and even Kalashnikovs”  but not types of fruit, he says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kasem Hijazy has a row of photographs hanging on the wall of his office of colleagues who have died in Syria’s war. Whenever he feels exhausted or fea(...)

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