President Michael D Higgins with Mary Henry, a granddaughter of Connaught Rangers mutineer James Gorman at the new memorial in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

President Michael D Higgins has visited Tubbercurry, Co Sligo to unveil a memorial to men from the Connaught Rangers regiment involved in a mutiny aga(...)

Portrait of Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay, circa 1745.

Before it became central to the US declaration of independence, “the pursuit of happiness” was a concept much pondered by thinkers this side of the At(...)

A steady stream of visitors came throughout the day as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was played on rotation. Photograph: Wikipedia

It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This record would for many of their fans be the definitiv(...)

Sarah and Grace O’Shea, with Trish Messom at The Stuffed Olive in Bantry: Sarah looks after the accounts and front of house, Grace bakes bread and cakes and Trish makes the salads and specials. Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Family values, a culture of collaboration, respect and sense of community are the common denominators in these five west Cork kitchens run by remarka(...)

Gardaí have identified the couple but say that they will not release their names until Wednesday after next of kin have been notified. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A couple in their late 70s from north Cork have been killed in a two-car collision on the main Cork-Limerick road, the N20 just north of Mallow town. (...)

Members of Macnas performance group in Temple Bar, Dublin, during ’the Summoning’, part of last year’s Bram Stoker Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

From Bram Stoker to personal wellbeing to all that jazz, there’s a range of enticing events on nationwide this Halloween bank holiday weekend. The 15(...)

A witch from the Spirits of Meath Halloween festival. Photograph: Barry Cronin

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start making planning the weekend. Here is a quick selection of events that will entertain the whole fa(...)

 Concert goers celebrate the New Year at Madison Square Garden  in New York City. PhotographBrad Barket/Getty Images

A 5,300kg Waterford Crystal ball took centre stage in New York overnight.Roughly a million revellers packed New York’s Times Square and rang in the n(...)

The Procession of Light picutred going down Grafton Street in Dublin as part of the New Year’s Festival tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Nobody could accuse the organisers of Dublin’s New Year’s Festival of lacking ambition. The capital’s reputation as a party city did not tradit(...)

Ponies Don’t Play Football

Rain *** Without **** Hyperactive *** Ponies Don’t Play Football *** Amú/Cótaí Dearga ***/****  Quad **** In the closi(...)

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