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From left: Ciara Murphy, Ivan Tretyakov, Kirsty Burke, Anna O’Connor and Hazel Wallace ride out on the Curragh for trainer Tracey Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the Curragh plains, the wind gives no quarter. You see the rain coming for miles, great bitter sheets of it. For the army of work riders who turn u(...)

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

Looking for things to do in 2018? Below are 20 Irish experiences you can try out this year. 1. Gather for a story in Ireland’s oldest pub The Braze(...)

The band is named after Dúlamán which is the Irish for channelled wrack, a strain of yellow seaweed found on the Irish coast.

Members of an Irish music and dance act that only formed last year are counting down the hours until Saturday night when they will perform a song as G(...)

The Irish target of welcoming 4,000 people is small compared with Germany’s commitment to welcome nearly a million. Above, a Syrian refugee at a German-language programme in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On September 23rd, 2015, then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald said the State was “fully committed to playing our part in addressing the migrat(...)

A shot was fired at gardaí during a pursuit of a number of young men in Kildare on Monday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

Detectives are continuing to question three men after a shot was fired at gardaí by a suspected burglarly gang during a pursuit in Kildare. A black (...)

“A man came to the door wearing a black balaclava, bullet-proof vest and black gloves. He walked in the door...  He had a gun in his right hand,” a child said in her deposition read out at Dublin Coroner’s Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The children of a criminal shot dead in his home told how a man holding a gun had entered the kitchen wearing a balaclava before shooting their father(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Migrants receive food and water after disembarking from a vessel at the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete on September 5th, 2017, after being rescued off the coast of the Greek island. Photograph: Costas Metaxakiscos/AFP/Getty Images

The State has pledged to take in 600 refugees next year including 330 additional programme refugees as part of a new EU resettlement pledge to support(...)

Bishop Denis Nulty with Fr Eugen Dragos in Romania. On his arrival in Ireland, Fr Eugen Dragos will spend time in Carlow, becoming acquainted with Irish life before appointment as curate to the Tinryland parish

An Irish bishop has resorted to going to Romania to recruit priests for his diocese. While the number of priests is dwindling in Ireland, there is a s(...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

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