Kylemore Abbey: Commercial revenues from the abbey, gardens, shop and restaurant plunged from €7.4 million to €1.6 million.

A near-€1.5 million insurance payout for business interruption during lockdown helped Kylemore Abbey and Gardens in Connemara, one of the country’s to(...)

Anna Cockrell, Dalilah Muhammad, third from left, and Sydney McLaughlin compete in the 400m hurdles at the US track and field Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. All three qualified to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Alexandra Garcia/New York Times

After 10 days in the constantly rising heat of Eugene, Oregon, it’s safe to say that, as final tests runs for Tokyo go, few events can rival the US Ol(...)

Gay Byrne: as he  passed through the Pearly Gates, he was probably still asking “Why?” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/PA

During my seminary days at the Irish College Rome, which largely coincided with the Second Vatican Council, I had a line to say in one of the plays we(...)

Navy and Notre Dame face off in a 2012 match in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s 10am on game Saturday in a lecture hall in the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. A select group of local fans of its iconic colleg(...)

Matthew and Geraldine Stout lead the dig at Newgrange. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The first research excavations at Newgrange, Co Meath in more than 30 years have begun, after a geophysical survey showed what could prove to be an “e(...)

US vice president Mike Pence  listens while Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during a St Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Naval Observatory. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described his meeting at the residence of US vice president Mike Pence as a “privilege,”as he pledged to continue the close r(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “I hope that [Enda Kenny] will be as courageous and frank when he goes to visit president Trump.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Parents haven’t been asked the “right” questions to gauge the level of support for divesting schools from Catholic patronage, Archbishop of Dublin Di(...)

Maeve Brennan sitting at the fireplace. Photograph from Angela Bourke’s Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker

Few writers possess the daunting mixture of resilience and vulnerability that Maeve Brennan brought to a small but powerful body of work, comparable (...)

 Ailish Sheehan, who has died after a fall in Poland, was studying for her masters degree in Design and Environment at the University of London, and rowed for the college.

Limerick rower Ailish Sheehan (23), who was injured in a fall in the hours after competing at the World University Championships in Poland, has died. (...)

Does the Catholic church have a role to play in pluralist Ireland? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Whether the Catholic Church has any role in an increasingly pluralist Ireland will be discussed at a three-day international conference in Trinity Col(...)

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