Hotel Doolin in Co Clare: The Green Hospitality Programme recognised the four-star for its implementation of comprehensive carbon and energy reduction.

Doolin great Clare’s Hotel Doolin, set in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, has become the first Irish hotel awarded a carbon-neutral status. The a(...)

Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

Role reversal: British prime minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Government Buildings, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is foolish to read too much into body language, but what we saw in Dublin on Monday morning was startling. The Taoiseach was calm, clear, sure of h(...)

Former British prime Minister David Cameron and then mayor of london Boris Johnson during the Olympic Games in 2012.  Photograph: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty

The peasant revolt has begun in the United Kingdom, though it may not look like it. At its helm is Boris Johnson, an Etonian, and his cabinet of hard-(...)

Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London demonstrate against prime minister Boris Johnson’s planned closure of parliament  for five weeks. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

A showdown next week in the British parliament between Boris Johnson and opponents of a no-deal Brexit is now inevitable after the prime minister anno(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and UK Brexit secretary  Stephen Barclay at the Medef business conference at Longchamp racecourse in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Irish Government Ministers declined to be drawn into the British controversy around the suspension of parliament, insisting it was a matter for politi(...)

 Damien Bastiat, general manger of Ballyfin Hotel in Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Damien Bastiat wipes the rain drops off the windscreen of our golf buggy with a cloth, hops on the driver’s seat, and we’re off on a whirlwind tour of(...)

Cnoc na dTobar pilgrim path in Co Kerry

Irish tourism is booming; a whopping 9.5 million visitors came from overseas last year, almost double our national population. Domestic holidaymakers (...)

Kayaking on the Suir Blueway.

As far as I was concerned, Tipperary was synonymous with a famous song, some pretty good hurlers, a colourful past and a lot of well-bred horses. I wo(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

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