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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Clonakilty was   recognised as the first ‘Cool Community’ in Ireland. Pictured are Jerry O’Leary, Vicky Brown of Cool Planet Experience and Orla O’Donovan, Chair of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.

The town of Clonakilty in Co Cork has been recognised as a “cool community” because of the success of initiatives to protect the environment from clim(...)

Parknasilla, Sneem, Co Kerry

Winter is setting in, but that doesn’t mean shutting yourself up at home and hibernating every weekend. From the comfort of your car, you can enjoy so(...)

 Cork ambulance staff James Hennessy and Olive Murphy were honoured at Farmleigh House  on Friday at the National Bravery Awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Olive Murphy felt unusually nervous the morning of Monday, October 16th, 2017 as she set off for her shift as an advanced paramedic on the roads of we(...)

“GPs see many otherwise healthy young people who become very ill as a result of the flu”

1) What is the flu? Known as influenza, seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It infects your lungs and upper airways,(...)

Chef Danni Barry with Ronan Sweeney of Balloo Inns in the gastro-pub group’s new restaurant, Overwood, in Killinchy

Chef Danni Barry, formerly of Clenaghan’s in Craigavon and Eipic in Belfast, where she earned a Michelin star, joined the gastro-pub group, Balloo Inn(...)

Thurles native Charles Griffin in his pub, Jack Doyle’s in Budapest.  “It’s a real outdoor city, people are active, there’s a lot to do here.”

“It’s a very safe city. You just get a feel when you are here that maybe we don’t have the influences of other progressive societies but there is no o(...)

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man found on the side of a road near Glandore, Co Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have ruled out foul play in the death of a former member of An Garda Síochána whose body was found by the roadside in west Cork over the weeken(...)

Ian  Bailey (62), who is being tried in absentia in Paris,  has always  denied having any involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork in 1996. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A man who ran a photograph developing business in west Cork identified Ian Bailey as the person who came to him more than three years after the murder(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son Pierre-Louis, who has grown into a self-assured family spokesman

The murder of a French woman in west Cork dominated the news at the end of 1996. I spent the holidays in Dublin and still remember the moment I first (...)

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