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Prince Albert II of Monaco with his children Princess Gabriella and Crown Prince Jacques signing the visitor’s book at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sixty years after his parents’ first visit and a decade after his own first State visit, Prince Albert II of Monaco returned to his ancestral homelan(...)

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(...)

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with(...)

Cranes flying over Bord na Móna rewetted peatlands Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Common cranes that set up home on a rewetted peatland earlier this year have successfully hatched two baby chicks – the first recorded birth of crane (...)

Kilkenny Castle and John’s Bridge, Kilkenny. Photograph: Getty Images

Even when nobody was visiting, Kilkenny was busy preparing for when they would. The pandemic has been cruel and heartless, but the county has used the(...)

The Long Room in Trinity College, Dublin’s library contains 350,000 books which will have to be removed, catalogued, cleaned and then put back on to their shelves. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A €90 million restoration of Trinity College Dublin’s world-famous Old Library will see the removal into storage of all 750,000 of its books. The re(...)

RTÉ reporter Evelyn O’Rourke’s friendly upbeat manner belies the impact of her life-changing experience of having breast cancer while pregnant with he(...)

The crane is deeply connected to the culture and history of Ireland, with the bird central to folklore tales such as Fionn MacCumhaill, the druids, St Colmcille and the Book of Kells. Photograph: Courtesy of Bord na Móna

A pair of cranes are nesting on a rewetted bog in the Midlands, Bord na Móna has confirmed. If they successfully breed, it is believed they will be th(...)

Kevin St. Garda station.Photograph: Dave Meehan

More than a third of all Garda stations recorded an increase in crime levels last year, despite a significant overall reduction in crime nationally du(...)

The ESB is set to introduce pricing for its ultra-rapid 150kW electric car chargers, starting from December 1st

The ESB is set to introduce pricing for its ultra-rapid 150kW electric car chargers, starting from December 1st. That price, on an introductory offer(...)

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