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Williamstown Court was the manager’s house and courtyards of the nearby Williamstown House – built in the 18th century by the Chester family. In 1950(...)

Munster’s first Irish captain Jim McCarthy has passed away at the age of 91. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jim McCarthy, Munster’s first Ireland captain, has passed away aged 91.The great Dolphin flanker won 28 international caps starting in 1948 when he c(...)

Fire overnight on Tramore sand dunes. Photograph: Leah Burgess

A major fire which broke out on the sand dune system outside Tramore, Co Waterford late last night has caused significant damage to wildlife an(...)

Florentine Shopping Centre was due to open in Bray in 2006 at a cost of €40 million, but after being delayed by planning issues the credit crunch meant it was no longer financially viable.

Bray Town Council has purchased the site of the proposed Florentine Shopping Centre in Bray which has been vacant for the last 10 years for just €1.95(...)

10th August 1955: Welsh rugby union outhalf Cliff Morgan is tackled by Koch whilst playing for the British Lions against South Africa at Johannesburg. He was voted player of the series after the tour, retiring three years later when he went on to a career as a radio broadcaster with the BBC. (Photo by Prior/Central Press/Getty Images)

“This is Gareth Edwards, a dramatic start. What a score! Oh, that fella Edwards. If the greatest writer of the written word could’ve written that s(...)