Eddie Doherty

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Clockwise from top left: Joseph Corr, Danny Taggart, Eddie Doherty, Fr Hugh Mullan, Frank Quinn, Paddy McCarthy, Joan Connolly, John McKerr, Noel Philips, John Laverty and Joseph Murphy, who were all gunshot victims of the Ballymurphy incidents in west Belfast in 1971. Photograph: PA

A former soldier has apologised to the family of a man he shot dead in “a mad 30 seconds” in west Belfast. The ex-Royal Engineer, who has been grante(...)

Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only true fjord, with Leenane in the distance. Photograph:  Gerard Lovett. flickr.com

Almost 30 years ago, we idly mentioned to a friend that we had an idea about writing a book about Irish food. “You write it and I’ll publish it,” he (...)

Bedroom details from Hunter’s Yard, Kilkenny.

If you haven’t stayed in a hotel lately, you are in for a big surprise. All over Ireland hotels are refurbishing and renovating after 10 languid years(...)

Breac.House, Donegal: When it came to the finishes and furniture, the aim was to highlight local and Irish design. “It was about somebody coming into a room and feeling connected to what they were looking at outside; that was it for us,” says Cathrine Burke.

There is often a gorgeous moment on holiday when you open the curtains to reveal a view that rushes into your soul like a restorative tonic; you then (...)

Three-bedroom traditional thatched cottage for rent near Ardara, Co Donegal. Photograph: Sarah Fyffe

Donegal, our most north-westerly county, has finally come on radar, thanks to National Geographic magazine which recently called it “the coolest place(...)