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A statement on behalf of Smyths said it has “entered into a definitive agreement” to buy the tri-country Toys R Us unit, including its head office in Cologne

Smyths Toys, the Mayo family-owned retailing group, will almost double in size after agreeing a huge deal to buy rival, Toys R Us, in Germany, Austria(...)

At home with Sara Cosgrove on Northumberland Avenue, Dún Laoghaire in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times
At home with the dark side

Sara Cosgrove’s name usually crops up in features on the Irish in London, with inspiring tales of Ireland’s home-grown talent, making their mark acros(...)

A retired boxer walks into an osteopath’s clinic with persistent sinus infection and a repeat prescription for seemingly ineffective antibiotics. Afte(...)

Big Tom: people queue to pay their respects at Oram Gaelic Football Club. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the village of Oram, 5km north of Castleblayney, Tom McBride’s people encircle him to say farewell to a king. They welcome all comers, thousands of(...)

Anthony Daly, who is now managing Kilmacud Crokes: “I think at the end of this year, everyone needs to sit down and work out what went right and what didn’t.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

So how is April going for you? You, the county player easing back into civilian life with a month to shake off the niggles before the music strikes b(...)

'Making the Grade' is the latest documentary from  Ken Wardrop.

In 2010, Ken Wardrop’s His & Hers, in which Irish women of ascending age chatted about the men in their lives, became a sleeper hit at the Irish b(...)

The Sligo-based coastguard helicopter took of from its base in Strandhill.  Photograph: Collins

A fisherman in his 50s has died after the fishing boat he was travelling on capsized off the coast of northwest Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. There men(...)

Zoë Wanamaker, Phyllis Logan and Miranda Richardson star as friends who come to rely on each other in 'Girlfriends'. Photograph: ITV

Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club Monday, RTÉ Two, 9.30pm Are you a culchie? Do you know any culchies? Are you perhaps married to a culchie? Or maybe you’(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

There exists a baseless snobbery when it comes to art, as though it is reserved only for practitioners of painting, literature, poetry, drama, dance, (...)

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