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One of the dogs recovered by gardaí following the operation. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook page

Dog owners have been reminded that by law they must microchip their pets, after 10 suspected stolen dogs were recovered during a planned Garda search (...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

William Harvey demonstrating the circulation of the blood. Photograph: Getty

William Harvey (1578-1657) performed the greatest-ever medical experiments, giving birth to the science of physiology, when he discovered the circulat(...)

May 29th was celebrated (by royalists at least) as Oak Apple Day, the purported anniversary of an event in which King Charles II avoided capture by Cromwellians. Photograph: iStock

In England for centuries, May 29th was celebrated (by royalists at least) as Oak Apple Day, the purported anniversary of an event in which King Charle(...)

The old town.

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love. The US’s first and only world heritage city. The city founded by British Quaker William Penn in 1682. The ci(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, from 'Exploring Ireland’s Castles' by Tarquin Blake.

The shots fire out from my Canon. A Canon camera, of course, no gunpowder required here. I am travelling around Ireland visiting and photographing its(...)

Prof Mary Horgan will on Wednesday become the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in its 363-year history. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president(...)

Laurence Carpenter with costumes worn by Madonna (€16,500) and David Bowie (€7,600)  for sale at the 52nd Irish Antique Dealers Fair at the RDS. Photograph: Fran Veale

“I own a pair of Madonna’s latex knickers,” says Laurence Carpenter unexpectedly as he takes The Irish Times on a tour of just some of the music memor(...)

Pierre Cambronne: a member of Napoleon’s “Old Guard” of elite veterans at Waterloo

The name of Dr Antoine Louis is almost entirely forgotten today, at least in these parts. But he invented something famous once, and for a short while(...)

Lydia O’Byrne: “I couldn’t understand who would do that and why they would try to kill our dog Freddie.”  Photograph: Lydia O’Byrne/DogofDublin.com

A woman is warning pet owners to be alert after her dog ate a sausage filled with rat poison that was thrown into her back garden in south Dublin last(...)

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