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Visitors from France enjoying a visit to Temple Bar recently. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of jobs in tourism are at risk across the country as the number of people from overseas booking holidays in Ireland has dried up to (...)

The bronze  statue of aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown which was unveiled in  Clifden, Co Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

The men who made history by being the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic have found themselves a new home close to the west of Ireland landing (...)

 Richard Johnson: “I’m delighted to be back racing again and to ride a couple of winners is even better.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Richard Johnson was thrilled to make the perfect return to the saddle at Musselburgh on Thursday after landing a double from just two rides. Having b(...)

Service please. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s carefully cultivated tourism image as the land of a hundred thousand welcomes took a hit this week when one of the big names in the hospital(...)

Could Brexit be bad for your mental and physical health? Apart from a feeling of sadness, most of us, I think, have looked on Brexit as a weird realit(...)

One person in 10 in Britain is having sleeping problems over Brexit, 20 per cent were reporting anxiety and a similar number were reporting family conflict over the issue. Photograph: iStock

Brexit has caused a mental trauma in Britain on the scale of a major war or a natural disaster, an expert on stress claims, leading to a sharp rise in(...)

Harry Cobden riding Clan des Obeaux  on the way to winning the 32Red King George VI Chase from Tom Scudamore and Thistlecrack  at Kempton Park. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

For a moment at Kempton on Wednesday, it seemed that the fragile brilliance of Thistlecrack, the King George VI Chase winner two years’ ago, would lig(...)

A Dublin butcher shop in Christmas week. ‘Some people have an unrealistic view of what Christmases past were like and very often, the old ways weren’t the best.’ Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

The Americans might say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Christmas” so as not to offend non-Christians yet Christmas festivities – religious, secula(...)

 Seeyouatmidnight: the proven mudlark can deliver glory for Scotland again in the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Even the most potentially gruelling Randox Aintree Grand National for years won’t take more than a dozen minutes to run although for punters it could (...)

The population of Drogheda and the surrounding area has topped 83,000

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has backed city status for Drogheda, Co Louth. The Louth TD said: “Yes, we have supported that for some time, myself an(...)

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