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 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Students of St Nathy’s College in Co Roscommon who have formed the St Nathy’s BMW Coalition

A youth coalition campaigning to highlight east-west “economic apartheid” in the State is due to address members of the Oireachtas in Dublin this week(...)

Donegal woman Winifred Byrne’s husband Francis, her 16-year-old son Jimmy, and three other crew died when their fishing vessel ‘Skifjord’ sank in 1981. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Donegal widow who had secured the Ombudsman’s support for State compensation over exclusion from a Government scheme has finally been sent a cheque (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee: ‘The country simply did not have the resources at that stage to commit to that level of investment’, a spokesman for Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision when minister for transport more than six years ago to drop west and northwest projects from an EU cr(...)

Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An application for EU funding for transport projects in the west and northwest was dropped following the intervention of Leo Varadkar when he was mini(...)

 Archaeologist Frank Coyne (left) and     sections the   13th century stone castle built for the de Burgh family on what is now Quay Street, Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sections of Galway’s earliest stone castle which shaped the development of the medieval port have been discovered during restoration of a 15th century(...)

The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree, part of  a drowned forest  exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the moon rising over the Claddagh and the sun setting over the Aran Islands moved a Fermanagh-born and Galway-tutored medical graduate Dr Arthur (...)

Adrian Herlihy of Day’s Bar on Inishbofin with a 16h century decorated stone believed to be from a “lost” O’Malley castle. Photograph: Marie Coyne

Traces of a “lost” castle once held by 16th-century sea queen Grace O’Malley have been located on Inishbofin off the Connemara coast. Galway city her(...)

Kite brooches were used as pieces of jewellery to fasten a cloak or shawl

A student from the United States has found a rare kite brooch from the 12th century on Omey Island, Connemara. The brooch, so named because it is sha(...)

Among the documents of the Dublin diocesan archives from 100 years ago there is an account of how more than 40 people sought refuge in the Pro-Cathedral (above) when fighting broke out at Easter 1916 in  the city centre. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 20 Catholic priests who ministered to people killed and wounded during the 1916 Rising were among those remembered at a special event in Dub(...)

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