Paul and Brendan O’Sullivan, owners of Irish knitwear company Irelands Eye.  In the past six years  its business to Germany has quadrupled. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency

Step into Ladage & Oelke, Hamburg’s leading upmarket men’s clothes shop since 1845, and the air is heavy with wood, leather, tradition and quality(...)

Dr Crokes’ Johnny Buckley runs into South Kerry traffic during the Kerry SFC Final at  Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dr Crokes 0-17 South Kerry 1-12 Dr Crokes posted back-to-back Kerry SFC titles after an epic battle with South Kerry in a high-quality decider playe(...)

The new cross-border ferry service will be the first of its kind to link Greenore, Co Louth and Greencastle, Co Down across the iconic Carlingford Lough

A new cross-border ferry service across the Carlingford Lough has made its maiden voyage. The daily service, which runs from Greenore, Co Louth to Gr(...)

 The avaiation industry is “a proper paddy party” and  Tallaght’s Alan Joyce is on course for a decade at the helm at Qantas. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Ideally, green neckties would be banned. They rarely look good; slime-coloured fashion crimes slithering down the front of their wearers’ shirts. St P(...)

Stardust disaster: Aftermath of the blaze in which 48 people died and 214 were injured. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The Cabinet has agreed to the appointment of retired judge Mr Justice Patrick McCartan to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding (...)

Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo international airport, where police are allegedly confiscating drugs and selling them on

South African police officers working at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo international airport are engaged in a war over drugs that the authorities are co(...)

A file image from 1981 of firemen inspecting the aftermath of the Stardust fire.   Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Government has deferred a decision on how it will vote on motion establishing a Commission of Investigation into Stardust tragedy in which 48 youn(...)

A photograph of the Dublin nightclub taken on February 14th, 1981. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families campaigning for a new inquiry into the 1981 Stardust fire disaster insist they have unearthed “significant new evidence” which “cannot be ign(...)

Sheep being uinloaded at the 2016 Virginia Show. Clan Credo helped finance the building of the Virginia Show Centre. Photo: Virginia Show

Twenty years ago a radical new concept began to percolate through Ireland’s community and voluntary sector, one that has challenged conventional think(...)

The ferry, which links Passage East in Co Waterford and Ballyhack, Co Wexford, has an annual turnover of €1.6 million. Carrying up to 28 vehicles and 130 passengers, it sails seven days a week, with an average of 106 sailings per day.

The owner of Carlingford Ferries has bought Passage East Ferry Company in Waterford. The ferry, which links Passage East in Co Waterford and Ballyha(...)

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