John Scanlan

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Limerick Gaol. The early 19th century was an era of great political unrest, and public executions were commonplace, none more so than in Limerick, a hotbed of agrarian agitation.

Frank McNally’s narrative (An Irishman’s Diary, January 14th) on the paucity of native Irish hangmen down the years, brings to mind one of the last of(...)

World Conventional Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey, Carlow (right) and World Silver Medalist in Reversible John Whelan, Wexford (left) with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh at Screggan Tullamore for the launch of the 2018 National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alf Harvey

With good weather and interest at an all-time high, the National Ploughing Championships looks likely to break records in Co Offaly later in September(...)

Thomas McInerney, who admitted possessing stolen property at Cloncourse, Co Laois, leaving Tullamore District Court. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A member of the Garda Armed Response Unit told a court on Tuesday that the apprehension of three men in a major operation in Co Laois last summer was(...)

Fiona Pender was last seen alive in Tullamore where she lived almost 20 years ago.

Gardaí have called off a search for the remains of missing woman Fiona Pender after failing to find anything of significance. The search of a woodland(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with “Bud and Michael” during the Horse Ploughing Competition at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships was described as “the most beloved rendezvous in Ireland’s rural calendar” when President Michael D Higgins opene(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at  the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska , Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has expressed concern at a survey which found that more than half of all farmers have been directly affected by suicide in(...)

Carton House: hosting Connect 2013 on Wednesday where SMEs can explore R&D ideas with business leaders and NUI Maynooth researchers

SMEs will have the opportunity to explore and develop R&D ideas with business leaders and NUI Maynooth researchers at the Connect 2013 in C(...)