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A file image of the house in Mount Oval Village, Rochestown, Co Cork where a family was held hostage in a ‘tiger kidnapping’ in 2005. Photograph: Provision

Two Cork-based gardaí who tackled an armed gang and helped free a family held in a “tiger kidnapping” are to be honoured with Scott Medals for bravery(...)

Ireland is blessed with a myriad of cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all standards.

From epic rides along the rugged coast or over high mountain passes, to perfectly flat and leisurely spins along by lakes and canals, her(...)

Outdoor gyms   have become more popular in public places across the island in recent years. Photograph: iStock

You’ve seen them, but have you ever used them? Outdoor gyms – those robust exercise machines designed for adults to use in the open air –(...)

Currarevagh House in Oughterard, Connemara, Co Galway has been open to guests for 130 years, making it the longest-running hotel in Ireland owned by the same family

There is a house in the west of Ireland on the shore of Lough Corrib that has stayed with me since I first visited last summer. During the long months(...)

Corofin’s Michael Farragher is blocked down by James Webb of Oughterard during their clash last week. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The dispatches from Galway’s football championship in its early stages underline the extent to which Corofin’s huge achievement in 2020 has been obscu(...)

Always wear a life jacket when on the water.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is reminding anglers to follow safety guidelines and to be aware of potential dangers and risks. According to the lates(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: ‘When you look at the dangers people are fleeing, the push factors are massive.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Roderic O’Gorman, the newly appointed Minister for Children, Disabilities, Equality and Integration, has made clear promises to sort out the State’s d(...)

Robert Millard proudly displays his specimen smooth hound of 110cm, caught at Greystones, Co Wicklow, in June 2019.

The US writer Zane Grey fished worldwide. His stories of vicious tiger shark, giant hammerheads and spectacular marlin made him a legend in his own li(...)

Clerical abuse survivor Marie Kane  says when she was ill ‘I found comfort in my little ritual of lighting a candle and praying to a God I thought had no time for me as a young girl.’: Photograph:Thomas Nolan

It’s over two months since churches, mosques, and synagogues in Ireland were closed for public worship. For Christians, Easter 2020 took place behind (...)

Three-cornered leek soup with air-dried ham garnish.

In my spare time I enjoy foraging, and little did I know when my father took me picking wild mushroom at the age of six that I would end up living in (...)

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