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Cadhla Brock, Conor Ryan, Sean McDermott and Brod Brock McDermott (three months) with the Liam MacCarthy cup. Photograph: Sean Curtin Photo.

It has taken 16 years to bring Liam MacCarthy back to Clare and nearly five hours to transport him the short distance from the Clare border to Ennis f(...)

Shimmering: looking west over Ireland from the International Space Station

The first glimpse you get of Earth after you launch in a space shuttle from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, is the green of Ireland. It is a wonderf(...)

Arthur’s Day celebrates its fifth anniversary on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a celebration of “great people who make things happen”, suggest stout supporters of Arthur’s Day. Those calling for last orders on the boozy affa(...)

Guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) performing in 1972 at the Rainbow Theatre, London, on his trademark well worn sunburst Fender Stratocaster. Photograph: Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Cork music shop that sold Rory Gallagher his first guitar has closed after 87 years in business, with the closure being blamed on the increasing (...)

Singer-songwriter Johnny Duhan. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Singer-songwriter Johnny Duhan has accused his former solicitor of attempting to “bully and coerce” him over unpaid royalties for his most famous song(...)

At the launch of the Hay Festival Kells in Trinity College, Dublin were Geraldine Gaughran from The Hay Festival Kells Commitee and Lynde Cooke Hay Festival producer. The Fesival runs from 28-30 June 2013. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times
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  • June 28, 2013, 15:48

Hay Festival – Kells, all weekend.The renowned literary festival comes to Co Meath with a host of public talks and workshops. Topics up for discussion(...)

President Barack Obama speaks to students and other guests at Belfast Waterfront in Belfast this week. Photograph: Reuters

I am about to do something I have never done before. It will hurt. I will be forced – in the style of a cowboy preparing for the removal of a bullet –(...)

Klare England certainly put the “family friendly” nature of the Body and Soul festival to the test last year. She arrived over from South Glou(...)

Here we go – again. The fields and parks are calling, the PA hire companies are loading their wares onto trucks and promoters are crossing their fi(...)

People attending the “Walk in the Woods” protest on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is moving closer to dropping its plan to sell off the harvesting rights of State forestry company Coillt(...)

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