Anna Mchugh

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Models on a 1967 Nuffield tractor at Ratheniska, Co Laois. The 2014 National Ploughing Championships will be held there this month. Photograph: Alf Harvey

The mud has hardly dried on the boots that returned from the Electric Picnic but Stradbally is already bracing itself for a much bigger influx of visi(...)

An Post has unveiled two stamps to mark the centenary of the first World War. Both feature well-known recruitment posters from the time. The first fea(...)

Anna May McHugh: “In terms of interior design, I just like to keep it as nice as I can.” Photograph: James Flynn/APX

‘I live about four miles from the town of Athy in Co Laois. I live on a farm that my husband, John McHugh, bought in 1963 from an uncle of his.(...)

Thousands  at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois,  on Wednesday Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Is there no end to the success of the National Ploughing Championships ? It filled the equivalent of three Croke Parks this year. It attracted more th(...)

Journalist Seán Mac Connell, who died yesterday morning aged 66. Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times, described him as “an outstanding journalist of his generation” and he said he was known in every corner of Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians, farming figures and former media colleagues have paid warm tributes to former Irish Times agriculture correspondent Seán Mac Connell, who(...)

Jim Stanley looks on as Lydia Turley gives a kiss to his champion heifer at the launch of the National Ploughing Championships on the site in Ratheniska, Co Laois, yesterday. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

It’s always an anxious time when visitors are coming but what do you do when more than 180,000 people are due to invade your farm in three weeks? The (...)

Devastation of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) and Eden Quay, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph: PA

An exhibition on the 1916 Rising is to be constructed in the General Post Office, Dublin, in time for the 100th anniversary in 2016. However, concern (...)

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