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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(...)

All at sea: the price tag of a ship like the recently launched LE Samuel Beckett is €48 million, which is also the estimated cost to Ireland of making good on its promise to accept 4,000 Syrian refugees by September 2017.

The Taoiseach says we need a hospital ship. Or to be more exact a “a multipurpose vessel equipped with a fully functioning hospital”. The new ship wil(...)

‘The Baptism of the King of Cashel by St Patrick’ by James Barry.

Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art, the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, and its main contribution to the Decade of Centenaries,(...)

Minister for Culture Heather Heather Humphreys lays a wreath at the monument to the 16th (Irish) Division outside the church at Guillemont

The poppies are all out in the Somme. Nature’s own commemoration, they are everywhere this time of year on roadsides, roundabouts and in the fields. T(...)

Members of the Irish Naval Association, veterans of the Irish Navy, after the decommissioning of the Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Aisling at Galway Docks on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the Naval Service’s patrol ship LÉ Aisling was launched and commissioned in Cork harbour in 1980, its current captain Lieut Cdr Patrick Doherty w(...)

Enda Kenny, on his first overseas trip since being re-elected Taoiseach, said that he was anxious to establish Irish arts and culture “not as an elegant add-on” but to have them represent Ireland as a “still-young Republic”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in Washington on his first overseas trip since being re-elected Taoiseach, said US vice-president Joe Biden would visit Ireland (...)

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