Coom Hill in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Charles McCarthy Auctioneers

Charlie McCarthy, an auctioneer who has sold houses, farms and even islands in west Cork for almost half a century, takes the calls on Coom Hill as he(...)

“The tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone might need a slight rebrand for the post-coronavirus era, although I’m sure locals will think of something.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Apart from its role in the ballad of Little Musgrave (Diary, May 27th), apparently, Barnard Castle is also infamous as a slang term arising from an ev(...)

Dublin city estate agent Owen Reilly: ‘I’ve had the odd investor on looking for property bargains.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cancelled viewings, cancelled sales and disappearing tenants – estate agents face an uncertain spring season as the coronavirus takes hold. The countr(...)

Interior designer Emma Kelly at her home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

For businesswoman Una McIntosh, the draw of the sea was too much to keep her living in the beautiful 3,500sq ft stone home she had just built, on one (...)

 Michael Shields lifts the trophy as St Finbarr’s celebrate  victory over Duhallow in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Once, they were GAA royalty. Above them, only sky. When St Finbarr’s lifted their third All-Ireland club football title in 1987 after a 0-10 to 0-7 v(...)

Adare are the 2018 Limerick senior football champions. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Adare 1-13 Ballylanders 0-12 Adare retained the Limerick football title with a very hard earned win over Ballylanders in Newcastle West. It was one (...)

Shauna Froydenlund, from Derry, is chef patron at Marcus at the Berkeley hotel

A hospitality chief executive overseeing a restaurant group serving 8,500 guests a week, and a chef patron who worked with actors Bradley Cooper and S(...)

Eavan Boland reading from her collection In a Time of Violence, at a Guinness Writers’ Lunch in Doheny and Nesbitt’s pub, Dublin, 1994. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a series of paintings flit across the screen, the poet Eavan Boland gives an affecting appreciation. “My mother painted these beautiful, evocative,(...)

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

The charges against a man accused of attacking an Irish man in Perth in Western Australia over the Christmas period have been upgraded to murder. And(...)

Photograph: Aghada GAA Club/Facebook

Friends of a young Irish father who died following an assault in Australia have set up a fundraising appeal to help his wife and their young children.(...)

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