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(...)

You could call Stephen Frears’s latest cosy entertainment a companion piece to John Madden’s sturdier Mrs Brown. In truth it’s so similar in structure(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth meets fish monger Pat O’Connell at the English Market in Cork in May 2011. The market is one of the places a campaign group is seeking to rename. Photograph: Reuters.

A member of a Co Cork group campaigning to change street names to reflect national history has said young Irish people need to stop mimicking American(...)

 Fr Joseph Mallin SJ: son of Michael Mallin is now 103

In the hills of British India, 120 years ago this summer, there occurred an incident that, small in itself, may have had serious repercussions in Dubl(...)

Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull arriving for their wedding at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, England, in 1946. Photograph: Eddie Worth/Associated Press

Patricia Knatchbull, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite, whose life embraced a fabled childhood between two world wars and deep personal tragedy (...)

Northwest Passage, a painting by W Thomas Smith. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

The fate of Sir John Franklin’s last Arctic expedition was the great mystery of its time, Amelia Earhart, Lord Lucan and the Bermuda Triangle rolled i(...)

Prince Philip leaves Buckingham Palace on Thursday following news that he is to stand down from royal public events from September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led tributes to Prince Philip after Buckingham Palace announced that he will retire from royal duties this autumn. (...)

Visitors to Phoenix Park can appreciate the impressive beauty and productivity of the Ashtown Victorian kitchen garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

In a world where many of us don’t have the space or opportunity to garden in the traditional sense, it’s our public parks that provide that vital nour(...)