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 Howard Goodall and Val Fancourt in London, 2017. Goodall is a long-time proponent of the health benefits of singing attend. Photograph:  David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

The Irish premiere of a new musical work from renowned composer Howard Goodall – famed for writing theme tunes to popular British television shows suc(...)

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Gardaí were continuing on Thursday night to question three men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the detention of a yacht off the Ir(...)

Aran Islands: on the road to Synge’s Chair, on Inishmaan. Photograph: Andy Haslam/New York Times

The last time I saw Brídín Concannon she was walking towards me along the narrow road on the westernmost edge of Inishmaan, off the west coast of Irel(...)

The Burren in Co Clare.

In the late Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript, he beseeches the reader to take the time to drive out west to Co Clare’s Flaggy Shore where the Atlantic (...)

One of Oliver St John Gogarty’s favourite places for a summer outing was Lough Bray, Co Wicklow, in the mountains just beyond the border of Co Dublin.(...)

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Ireland is one of the last countries in the world where you can get a cooked breakfast on a train, according to Jim Deegan, managing director of Railt(...)

One of four Irish Naval Services ships to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, the LÉ ‘Aisling’ was involved in significant moments in the Naval Service’s history. File photograph: Joe St Leger

A former Naval Service ship involved in some of the most significant episodes in recent Irish maritime history has sold at auction for €110,000 to a D(...)

Fr Niall Molloy who died at Clara Co Offaly in July 1985. ‘We don’t believe it’s too late, the truth is still out there,’ his nephew said.

Drizzle fell as a stream of cars began to arrive on Monday into Tubberclair, near Athlone a half an hour before the funeral mass began. Two hundred m(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

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