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There has been a significant and steady decline in the number of fire fatalities over the last 15 years since the initiation of community fire safety programmes. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Alcohol is a factor in more than half of all fatal fires in homes in Ireland, according to a new study by the Health Research Board. The research, w(...)

Jockey Davy Russell  and Dublin hurler Chris Crummy give jockey Ruby Walsh his jersey before the start of the eighth annual Hurling for Cancer Research,  in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

If the whole jockey thing hadn’t worked out for Davy Russell, he might instead have played hurling for his native Cork. That’s the opinion of other pe(...)

The funeral hearse  of Phillomena Lynott passes the seafront in Sutton, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Philomena Lynott was “a force of nature”, mourners at her funeral in Dublin were told. The voice of her son Phil, lead singer and bassist with Thin L(...)

  Liveline host Joe Duffy’s investigative skills make for interesting listening

Has Joe Duffy ever considered becoming a private detective? This isn’t meant as a sly hint, à la managers suggesting employees seek new opportunities (...)

David Power: world premiere at the National Concert Hall of a new work inspired by his version of a very old Irish tune, ‘Gol na mBán san Ár’

It has long been well known in Ireland that, around this time of year, the wind may shake the barley. There’s even a ballad on the subject to warn us.(...)

Samantha Barry: “Thankfully in Ireland there’s a plenitude of strong female broadcasters like Anne Doyle, Marian Finucane and Miriam.”

Vogue’s indomitable US editor Anna Wintour is known for a great many things, among them 6am tennis lessons and 7am blowdries. In the media industry, h(...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

The funeral of Frank Murray  at Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The late music manager Frank Murray joined “the great rock and roll, roll call of 2016”, his daughter Shannon told his funeral Mass on Tuesday. “Awe(...)

Ryan Tubridy on the set of the Late Late Toy Show. Is it true that we all want a child to throw Ryan Tubridy off with the occasional swear word? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In advance of The Late Late Toy Show this Friday, Irish Times Abroad asked readers overseas to tell us about how they feel about the show which has b(...)

Minister of State for  Regional Economic Development Michael Ring and SuperValu managing director Martin Kelleher with treasurer Maeve McGann, chairwoman  Anne Doyle and other members of the Skerries Tidy Town Association as they celebrate being named the Overall Tidiest Town In Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Even before they set foot in Skerries, visitors get an inkling as to why it has been declared overall winner of the Tidy Towns competition. Arriving(...)

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