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Caoimhe Cummins from Leixlip holds a candle at Console’s Christmas Celebration of Light at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth yesterday evening. The events, featuring music, poetry and reflection, were organised across the country by the national suicide prevention charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

This is “a most difficult time of the year” for people touched by suicide, said Paul Kelly, founder and chief executive of Console, last night. “Chris(...)

Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner and Caolan McFadden celebrate a goal against Killybegs. Photograph: Kieran Murray/Inpho

In June of 2012, London hosted Leitrim in the All-Ireland football championship and among those listed on the programme for the exiles that day was Ci(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor kicks Mayo’s last score in injury time of the All-Ireland football final against Dublin. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

“Post mortems . . . They’re tough. Have to be done, but.”So concludes Cillian O’Connor after his own chilling dissection of the two months since Mayo’(...)

The man is believed to have been travelling in a taxi that crashed on Thursday night. Image: Google Maps

The family of an Irishman killed in Qatar are being provided with consular assitance, the Department of Foreign Affairs has said.The dead man has been(...)

Tom Gilmartin: described by his family as “a truly honest, honourable and courageous man”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tom Gilmartin, whose evidence to the tribunal of inquiry into corruption in the planning process was damaging to some senior politicians has died. Mr (...)

I love hotels. My children love hotels. Their father loves hotels. We are the family that gets stupidly excited on the approach to a smiling person be(...)

A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

A Wales of a timeIf you’re looking to take the kids away somewhere not too far, but still a world away, bag yourself a luxury lodge at Bluestone resor(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s three-day state visit next April will include a state banquet at Windsor Castle, meetings with political leaders, and most likely a banquet for business leaders, hosted by the lord mayor of London at the city’s Guildhall venue. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The forthcoming visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain opens up “limitless and endless opportunities” for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has s(...)

Home truths: Joseph Morrin in Ballina, ‘a lovely town to live in and to visit’. Photograph: Henry Wills

I love Ballina, my home town, in Co Mayo. It is picturesque, with the beautiful River Moy running through it, and has few if any ghost estates. There (...)

Irish author Eimear McBride has won the Goldsmiths Award  for boldly original fiction for her book A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.

Irish author Eimear McBride has won a prestigious award for boldly original fiction. The book, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, was last night announced(...)

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