John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Co Kerry. Director of the Dan(...)

Eddie Kelliher: He was a pragmatist and his life was characterised by a steely decisiveness and meticulous attention to detail.
Obituary: Eddie Kelliher

Born: March 8th , 1920; Died: June 1st , 2017 Eddie Kelliher, who has died in his 98th year, was an Irish Olympic sailor, former president of Dublin(...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry is a Unesco world heritage site.

Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry has seen a huge surge in visitor numbers, according 2016 figures released by the Office of Public Works (OPW). (...)

John ‘Buddy’ O’Brien (40), of Hillview Drive, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to  six separate offences on two different dates when he appeared at Waterford District Court on Tuesday.

A Co Limerick man has been sentenced to 20 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to a number of offences including impersonating a garda and stealing(...)

The Horsehead Nebula, as observed from the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three dark-sky reserves in the world. Photograph: George Doyle.

Plans for a once-off mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way in Kerry. The observatory would operate day and night in all w(...)

Bad weather has led to the postponement of the official opening of Skellig Michael. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Bad weather has led to the postponement of the official opening of Skellig Michael, the Unesco world heritage site off the coast of Kerry this Sunday.(...)

Joshua Robert Tremblay (34) has pleaded guilty to two counts of child-luring, one count of sexual interference and two counts of breaching conditions.

A Canadian man, who travelled to Ireland twice for sex with a 14-year-old Irish girl, is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday in Edmonton, Canada, fo(...)

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(...)

Members of Valentia Island Parish Council look after the liturgy and administrative duties of the Island due to shortages of diocesan priests in Kerry. From left: Patrick Lyne, Marie Williams and Dan O’Connor. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Down the centuries, the ancient diocese of Ardfert has been associated with early saints such as Brendan the Navigator, Erc, Carthage Mochuda, and Fio(...)

Today, I am visiting a Kerry island that was once the epicentre of world communication. An accident of geography made this the optimum place from whi(...)

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