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 The Courtmacsherry Community Shop in west Cork relies on tourism and the time and energy of mostly retired volunteers to stay afloat. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

In early November last year, when I was between jobs, living at home with my parents and in need of diversion, I visited Courtmacsherry Community Shop(...)

David Berney (39), of Suncroft Park, Tallaght, Dublin pleaded guilty in 2018 to burglary at a Centra store in Jobstown, Tallaght on March 2nd, 2018, during the heavy snow. File photograph: Alan Betson

A convicted burglar who looted a shop during Storm Emma in 2018 will go to prison if he does not stay “on the straight and narrow”, the Court of Appea(...)

The judge observed that the plan to perform the murder of Patrick “Patsy” Hutch (above) was postponed due to the arrival of Storm Emma. File photograph: Collins Dublin

A senior Kinahan cartel member and an accomplice have received sentences totalling 17½ years at the Special Criminal Court for orchestrating the gang’(...)

Elverys said that the shortening of the GAA season had hit sales. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Storm Emma blew Intersport Elverys off course last year, with profits slumping by 67 per cent to €86,869, the company disclosed in accounts just filed(...)

About 1%  of the population requires a blood transfusion each year, while one-in-four people will at some stage benefit from a donation.  Photograph: Getty Images

Joint procurement arrangements between the Irish and UK blood donation services will end with Brexit, although critical equipment supplies have been s(...)

Storm Ophelia: Gardaí clearing the road near Enniskerry from a fallen tree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Storm Ophelia October 2017 Storm Ophelia made landfall over Ireland as an “extra-tropical storm” on the morning of October 16th, 2017, and brought w(...)

James Frecheville (left) and Hugo Weaving in Black 47, the Irish famine film directed by Lance Daly, which opened the Dublin International Film Festival in storm-hit 2018.

The Dublin International Film Festival saw its losses double in 2018, a year in which the event was battered by severe weather. The company behind th(...)

Monica Smyth at her home in Bulloch Harbour near Dalkey in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A planned luxury development at a south Dublin fishing harbour should be “halted” and the site purchased by the State to guarantee continued accessib(...)

The Brexit-related slide in sterling has made it cheaper to buy used cars in the UK and import them into the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Retail sales hit a three-year high in March once car purchases are excluded, as consumer shrugged off the threat from Brexit. Sales were up 8.2 per c(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State for Finance: “The era of insurance companies saying ‘this is the way it is’, that’s not going to continue.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Legislation will be passed to force insurance companies to change the way they treat customers, Minister of State for Finance, Michael D’Arcy, has de(...)

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