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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 (...)

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(...)

British PM Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Hard Brexit” predicted to push unemployment higher. Photograph: Reuters

The long-term impact of Brexit on Ireland is likely to be “severe” with the economy shrinking by up to 4 per cent, a study by the Department of Financ(...)

Shannon Foynes Port Company and its customers plan to spend €277 million between them over the five years to 2019, which will support 3,372 jobs in the region.

Shannon Foynes Port handles more than €7 billion in trade every year, according to a report commissioned by the State company that runs mid-western ha(...)

Haider Altegani. Photograph: Fran Veale

When Haider Altegani worked as an archaeological inspector on excavations, digs in the vast Saharan desert could last up to four months. The team of (...)

Grain farmers in a protest organised by the IFA  at Foynes Port, Co Limerick, against the importation of dry barley grain. Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

James Hegarty, a 39-year-old barley grower from Whitechurch, Co Cork, has been a tillage farmer since he left school 20 years ago. Today, he is “at (...)

Garda Síochána have referred the incident to Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was shot in the face by a garda in Co Limerick. The man, a Lithuanian national in his 30s, has (...)

MV Northern Dedication will dock in Cork Harbour on Friday

The largest ever container ship to visit an Irish port will dock in Cork Harbour on Friday with a consignment over 5 million bananas from Central Amer(...)

Attending the opening of new angling facilities at Clare Lake, Claremorris, Co Mayo, from left: J Campbell, IFI; P Mahon, Mayo CC; Minister Michael Ring; R Cusack, M Butler and L Gavin, all IFI.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring recently opened the enhanced McMahon Park amenity at Clare Lake in Claremorris, Co Mayo. Fishin(...)

Shannon Foynes Port: Trade worth worth €6 billion passed through the port last year as it came close to hitting a decade-old record. Photograph: Kieran Clancy

Shannon Foynes Port handled trade worth €6 billion last year as it came close to hitting a decade-old record, the latest figures show. The port co(...)

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