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Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

Terry Wogan, who has died at the age of 77, was an Irishman who became one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters. His genial, self-deprecating manner(...)

Most novelists work hard to hide their research and let the story come alive on the page. But in her debut novel Lorna Gibb deliberately puts research(...)

Jason Crowley (31) of Rock Street, Kenmare was before Tralee District Court after being arrested for possession of a sharply pointed knife at the Square, Kenmare.

A curfew has been imposed on a man who the court was told “loses the run of himself with drink” . 31-year-old Jason Crowley (31) of Rock Street(...)

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with the robbery of an 85-year-old man in Limerick city last week

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with the robbery of an 85-year-old man in Limerick city last week. Martin Morey, with an(...)

Angela Kelly, Martin Brophy and Orla Curry died in a car crash in Co Laois in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Three people were killed in Co Laois when their car hit a road sign not long after celebrating a 21st birthday in the early hours of Sunday morning. (...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

‘The Magna Carta 800 anniversary falls after a decade and a half during which Western governments have introduced legislation to restrict civil liberties, so threatening the fundamental principles that Magna Carta is supposed to have enshrined.’ Above, a rare copy of  Magna Carta which had gone unnoticed for generations but has now been unearthed by researchers.  Photograph:  St John’s College/University of Cambridge/PA

Eight hundred years ago this week, in a meadow by the river Thames near Windsor Castle, one of the most famous documents in world history was born: Ma(...)

A Royal Mail commemorative stamp from a set marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Photograph: PRESS ASSOCIATION

‘I’m the commander, see,” George Bush insisted in 2003.”I don’t need to explain – I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting th(...)

A Royal Mail commemorative stamp from a set marking the 800th anniversary this month of the signing of the Magna Carta in England. Photograph: Royal Mail/PA Wire

An exhibition containing a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta was opened in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday evening by the British amba(...)

‘It’s very challenging trying to keep this historical house standing up with a roof on it,’ Lord Waterford pictured at Curraghmore House, Co  Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

‘It was a pain changing the bank cards,” says Lord Waterford, 9th Marquis of Waterford. He’s telling me about becoming Lord Waterford back in February(...)

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