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You wouldn’t blame Naomi Watts for feeling the pressure. Presenting yourself to the British public as Princess Diana must be a little like meeting the(...)

There is pressure on every player ahead of the All-Ireland final but the likes of Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Aidan O’Shea of Mayo will feel it even more, having played so well this year. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Everybody’s on the hunt for tickets. We say each September that this is the worst year anyone can remember for tickets. And it is. Last year you had t(...)

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary will be supporting Mayo on Sunday.

Castlebar man and Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary described supporting Mayo in All-Ireland finals as “our Via Dolorosa.” It refers to the ro(...)

Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan  at the coffee break during the Fine Gael parliamentary party conference in Killenard, Co Laois.

Who does Micheál Martin think he is, calling Enda Kenny a dictator?Up with this our dear Taoiseach will not put. We’d like to see the Fianna Fáil lead(...)

Supporting tourism

The slow but steady increase in the number of foreign tourists coming to Ireland this year presents an opportune moment to review tourism policy, whic(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper tackles James O’Donoghue of Kerry during their All-Ireland senior football semi-final at Croke Park earlier this month. The corner back says his side didn’t lose their composure despite conceding three first-half goals in the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing any player should be revealing before an All-Ireland final is a sudden and crippling loss of confidence. Now is not the time for even t(...)

Climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo has been described as  the ultimate pilgrimage by Lonely Planet’s latest guide. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three attractions in counties Mayo, Monaghan and Sligo have been included in the Lonely Planets’ newest guide book.The Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate (...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock: has played a total of 70 minutes across Dublin’s five games, chipping in with 10 points – all but two from play. Photograph: Inpho

They are the second wave of the tsunami, the aftershock that comes to rattle you just when you’ve seen the first one off. Wherever Mayo stand with 20 (...)

 Aoibhinn Ní  Shúilleabháin is convinced Mayo will win All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Mayo senior footballers have brought only heartbreak to broadcaster Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. How could it be otherwise for a Mayo woman born in 1983(...)

Tourist market: the farmer’s market at  Dún Laoghaire is the type of event that appeals to French visitors. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
15 ways to improve Irish tourism
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  • September 16, 2013, 01:00

“US visitors want the History Channel experience in Ireland through specific events to plan their trip around. To see a historical battle re-created o(...)

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