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The International Literary Festival runs in Dublin from May 19th to 29th

Literary lovelies It is a Unesco City of Literature, and from Patrick Kavanagh’s bench at Wilton Park to James Joyce’s famous puzzle – to try and cro(...)

A panel of judges and researchers will scour Ireland to check out its lesser-known holiday locations and its famous destinations

The Irish Times is embarking on a 32-county search for the best Irish holiday in Ireland, for a countrywide competition. To nominate USE THE FORM I(...)

Fishing boats conduct a search operation for missing people aboard the Kazu 1 sightseeing boat, that went missing  in the Sea of Okhotsk near Shari, Okhotsk Subprefecture of Hokkaido. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Rescuers searching for those missing since a tour boat carrying 26 people sank off northeastern Japan have found the body of an 11th victim – a child (...)

Travelling by rail is an ideal way to see the English countryside. Photograph: iStock

“Many times the wrong train took me to the right place,” the novelist Paulo Coelho once wrote, and from my own experience, that’s certainly true. A la(...)

Martin Mooney –  Cashel, Connemara Adam’s (€3,000-€5,000)

Adam’s of St Stephen’s Green, in conjunction with Suzanne MacDougald, formerly of Solomon Fine Art, will host a timed online sale of artworks to aid t(...)

Firefighters still trying to control a fire on Sunday after Russian missile strikes  on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday night. Photograph: Ukrainian State Emergency Service/AFP

Vladimir Putin is seeking to split Ukraine into two, emulating the post-war division between North and South Korea, the invaded country’s military int(...)

Evacuees from Mariupol in a supermarket carpark in the outskirts of the city of Zaporizhzhia, which is now a registration centre for displaced people, on Wednesday. Photograph: Emre Caylak/AFP via Getty

Fighting reached the centre of the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Friday, as attempts to rescue people trapped under the rubble of a bomb(...)

A  statue wrapped in foam and plastic sheeting to protect it against possible bombardment in 
Lviv, Ukraine. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Russia has not yet attacked Lviv, the cultural capital of Ukraine, in the far west of the country. But the city’s authorities are not taking any chanc(...)

Volunteers solder I-beams to make anti-tank obstacles known as Czech hedgehogs in a workshop in Lviv, western Ukraine. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images

In normal times, which Ukrainians already miss so much, Lviv draws well over a million tourists each year to its cobbled streets and quiet squares, me(...)

Paul Kelly of Fáilte Ireland  and Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin: The Brú na Bóinne site will support 266 additional jobs and generate €1.6 million in additional tourism revenue over five  years. Photograph: Julien Behal

A new visitor experience has opened at Knowth, the Co Meath megalithic passage grave which forms part of the Brú na Bóinne Unesco world heritage site.(...)

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