The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

Paddy Bushe: he writes in both English and Irish and  has published 10 collections. Photograph: Pat Boran

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award is Dublin-born Paddy Bushe for his collection On A Turning Wing, published by Dedalus Press. Th(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Sean Feehan secured orders, on consent of the OPW, entitling him to apply on the same terms as others for landing permits on Skellig Michael

A boatman has won orders on consent, and has also got the costs, of his High Court action against the Office of Public Works (OPW) over its revocation(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae on the bonnet of an SUV to celebrate the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil, outside Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson

Could the Trump phenomenon of disgruntled voters electing a disruptive business tycoon with a big mouth happen in Ireland? Yes. It’s been happening al(...)

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys has defended the company managing the 1916 site at Moore Street. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys has defended the company managing the 1916 site at Moore Street, after Sinn Féin questioned links between the (...)

By mid-September, some 13,500 people had visited Skellig Michael. Photograph: Office of Public Works

A series of complicated safety works on Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry have been completed successfully, Minister of State for the Office of P(...)

Skellig Michael in Co Kerry, featured  in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be used on the front page of the Japanese version of Ireland.com, Tourism Ireland’s website. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A new Tourism Ireland Japanese language website has been launched to capitalise on a growing market for Irish tourism. About 20,000 Japanese tourist(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson has made some of the most astute images of 21st-century Dublin and its buildings in Adam & Paul (starring Tom Murphy and Mark O’Halloran, pictured) and What Richard Did.

Ever since New York established the Mayor’s Office of Motion Pictures and Television in 1966, cities worldwide have sought to develop and shape their (...)

I don’t want to hear about their night in Temple Bar, how dreamy Connemara is and nothing whatsoever about their time in the Guinness Storehouse or the Titanic exhibition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On a rooftop bar in Sicily a honeymoon couple from Lewiston, Idaho, asked me my name and where I am from. I looked them in the eye, smiled, and said “(...)

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