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 Kevin Whelan has been a tour guide for more than 20 years in his hometown of Nenagh in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Place

Ireland’s professional storytellers on sharing their love of history and culture, warring clients and hidden pizzas We all love a good story, bu(...)

The court heard the marquee was erected on Wednesday and was  voluntarily taken down by the family on Thursday night.

Cork City Council has been granted an injunction preventing a couple from re erecting a marquee in Mahon on the southside of the city for a wedding r(...)

Local historian Ivor Doherty at Bishop’s Gate in Derry. Thirteen of the 20 victims of the fighting in a single week in June 1920 died in this area.

For one week in June 1920, Derry was “like a town on the Western front.” So wrote the eyewitness, Charlie McGuinness, in his memoirs; reports in this (...)

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Keys said: “It would be improper and unconscionable for a jury to convict Mr Galbraith in the circumstances presented by the State.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two young boys saw their father repeatedly slashed in the face with a carpet knife in an unprovoked assault at a daylight “ambush” at a cemetery in En(...)

At Ennis District Court, Garda Michael Daniels described  pre-Christmas panic at  Ennis shopping centre, adding the centre was placed in lockdown mode as two families confronted each other in the  main foyer a week before Christmas 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Wheelchair users and elderly citizens were caught up in the cross-fire at a busy Ennis shopping mall as bottles of wine from Tesco were thrown(...)

Vatican spokesman Fr  Federico Lombardi: “This is just nonsense . . . It is simply not a realistic possibility that Pope Francis will name women cardinals for the February consistory.” Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The Holy See yesterday dismissed as “nonsense” weekend Irish media reports that Pope Francis might nominate two Irish women as cardinals. Responding t(...)