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The site, which is also associated with the pagan Lughnasa Solstice festivals, features a holy well and a Mass Rock. Above: Rural landscape in Connemara  showing the Maumturk mountain range in the distance. Photograph: Michelle McCarron/Getty

A pilgrimage dating back to the 5th century will take place in the Maamturk mountains in north Connemara this weekend. Several hundred pilgrims from(...)

Women are less likely to consume alcohol in a harmful manner than men but  the issue lies not with the quantity of alcohol women drink but the strength of what they consume.

Recent media reports of an emerging trend in younger women in their 30s and 40s developing liver failure due to increased alcohol consumption may have(...)

Mind mining may be a career of the future, something that would be based on the use of big data computer analysis and artificial intelligence. Photograph: Getty Images

What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe a “mind miner” who reads a person’s mind to understand how they think. Or maybe a new kind of CSI inves(...)

Next week, the centenary of the of the Battle of the Somme will be remembered in churches and cathedrals throughout the Church of Ireland. In St Mar(...)

Edward Prendergast was described as a ‘beautiful young man, highly educated and a fantastic worker’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man sustained fatal head injuries in a fall down stairs after a night out with friends, an inquest heard. Edward Prendergast, from Sel(...)

The general-election turnout in Dublin fell by 3.2 percentage points, from 62.9 per cent five years ago, to 59.7 per cent for February’s poll. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The gap between voter turnout in working-class and middle- class areas of Dublin city narrowed in the general election, new figures show. The number(...)

The most frequent user of the JobBridge scheme has been the HSE which brought on 399 Jobbridge interns over the five years since its inception, followed by the GAA with 249 interns. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Impact trade union has called for the JobBridge internship scheme to be ended following reports that it has been used to fill hundreds of position(...)

Two of the 50 or so makers showing their creations at Dublin Maker last year were just nine years old, including Ciara Whelan, above, who made a smart dollhouse

Fancy unleashing your creative side? Then answer the call for Dublin Maker this July. The event will bring together assorted makers to build, hack an(...)

Tuesday saw the launch of Smart Dublin, a collaborative initiative between Dublin’s four local authorities which aims to engage with smart technology providers and researchers “to solve city challenges and improve city life”. File photograph: Getty Images

Dublin has the potential to be a world-leading city in a smart technology economy that could be worth €1.25 trillion by 2020, a conference was told to(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

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