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Boxer Moran (left) pictured in 2015 with and Simon Coghill in Athlone as they shore up the flood defences on the Eastern side of the River Shannon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State Kevin “Boxer’’ Moran has insisted any tensions within the Independent Alliance are in the past but said he was “maddened” and “embar(...)

The statue of Queen Victoria outside the Queen Victoria building in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Irish Embassy in Australia received “threatening and abusive phone calls” about the propriety of an Irish government giving a statue of Queen Vict(...)

Ruth Monahan of Appassionata Flowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The phrase “Christmas tree” conjures images of a lush, green tree, decorated with bountiful tinsel, baubles and twinkling lights. However, for Ruth (...)

The Bahá’í mother house, known as the Lotus Temple, in New Delhi. The president of India has written to the Baha’i community and called on all Indians to, “Reflect on the life of Bahá’u’lláh, his vision for the unity of humanity and the monumental body of his writings about the moral and spiritual transformation of the individual and society”.Photograph: Getty Images

When Irish writer George Townshend died in 1957 his death marked the end of a significant period in Irish religious history. For this former lead writ(...)

Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla. File photograph: People’s Convention

A Cork councillor has been urged by a judge to get himself a solicitor to advise him on the law regarding having his case heard in Irish after the jud(...)

An architect’s representation of the proposed redevelopment of the Royal Irish Automobile Club, which is expected to cost €30 million-€35 million.

The Royal Irish Automobile Club (RIAC) is to blow away the cobwebs with a major redevelopment of its historic premises on Dawson Street in Dublin. Th(...)

Cork Street Names Campaign members have been charged with criminal damage to certain Cork street signs by blacking them out.

A Cork councillor has been remanded along with two other men on charges of criminal damage arising out of a campaign to black out street names in Cork(...)

A car which had been driven by tourists was left dangling over the lakes of Killarney at lunchtime on Friday. Photograph: Raymond O’Shea

A tourist couple were left teetering in their car high over one of Ireland’s most famous viewing spots on Friday afternoon – after a freak accident wh(...)

Peter Hall: the late director at the National Theatre  in London in March 1976, just before its first public performance. Photograph: Dennis Oulds/Central/Getty

Peter Reginald Frederick Hall Born: November 22nd, 1930 Died: September 11th, 2017 Peter Hall, who created the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age o(...)

The former Great Southern Hotel in Killarney, which will return to its former name in January 2016

The grand dame of Killarney hotels will return to its roots next year, with a comeback for the monicker it held for more than a century. On January 26(...)

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