File photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

It’s a strange kind of day in Limerick city. No sign of the sun but the weather is hot. Silent. Still. Not a breath of air. Not a whisper of a breeze.(...)

Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co Tyrone, a few miles northwest of Cookstown. Photograph: Ken Williams

Less than 100 years ago, dark skies dominated Ireland. For millennia, the stars guided farmers and helped form our earliest mythologies, while the cyc(...)

Military permits became a  requirement for  entering or leaving Limerick, and the Limerick Soviet of 1919 was set up in response.

The Limerick Soviet of 1919 became worldwide news because of the presence of an international press corps in the city to cover a transatlantic flight,(...)

At the New Ireland Forum in 1983, Labour Party members ( from left): Frank Prendergast, Mervyn Taylor, Stephen McGonagle and Dick Spring. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Those present in the Jonathan Swift theatre at the Plassey campus on May 13th, 1976, thought it was Frank Prendergast’s finest hour. The first cohort (...)

Frank Prendergast TD (Labour) at the New Ireland Forum  in May 1983. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was among those who attended the funeral in Limerick on Monday of former Labour TD Frank Prendergast. The 81-ye(...)

Former Labour TD and Limerick mayor Frank Prendergast will be laid to rest on Monday. Photograph: Pat Langan

Former Labour TD and Mayor of Limerick Frank Prendergast will be laid to rest on Monday.The 81-year-old died following a battle with cancer last Thurs(...)

The death has taken place of former Labour Party TD and mayor of Limerick Frank Prendergast at the age of 81.  Photograph: Pat Langan

President Michael D. Higgins has paid tribute to former Labour Party TD and mayor of Limerick Frank Prendergast who has died at the age of 81.Mr Prend(...)