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Romance rekindled: Dolores McEvoy and Peter Woodger. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teenage romance between two hairdressers in 1970s London culminated in a cross-continental wedding this week – 4½ decades later. In January 1974 Do(...)

Cormac Costello in action against Galway’s Cein D’Arcy. The Dublin forward took the opportunity to showcase his undoubted talent during the league clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

After a football pre-season dominated by the experimental rules or more specifically the hand-pass restrictions intended to unshackle the game from th(...)

A total of €370,000 is needed to pay for treatment for Regina Duffy  at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. Photograph: Gofundme

The family of a 38-year-old Mayo woman who was given her third diagnosis of cancer before Christmas have launched a fundraising campaign to help her r(...)

Heart-stopping landscapes: Swedish couple Fred and Lisa survey the view in Connemara National Park in Tourism Ireland’s new campaign.

Tourism Ireland’s new global marketing campaign reaches German television this week in the next phase of its bid to persuade more tourists to choose I(...)

 Greenway in Westport, Co Mayo: the amenity is to receive €200,000 in funding for an extension.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 80 walking and cycling greenways and trails across rural Ireland are to be developed and upgraded with €11 million in funding announced on Tues(...)

George Ryan with his daughter Áine. “I may have lost my short-term memory, Áine, but I haven’t lost my powers of reasoning.” It is a regular mantra he uses.

I know now it was Daddy up to divilment, but when I was small I once thought that poor Santa Claus had lost some of his beard on the fireguard in our (...)

Blackrock Cellar will make up beer gifts from smaller three-bottle sets to larger hampers of 20 beers or more.

We beer drinkers are easy to please at Christmas – a few good bottles, maybe throw in a nice glass, and we’re happy. If you’re not sure what some(...)

Tom Geary on his boat with Máirín Ní Churraoin at the pier, An Phortaigh, on Mweenish Island near Carna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 23/11/2018

When news of another storm hits our screens most of us will batten down the hatches, but really only metaphorically. For islanders, on the frontl(...)

Olga Kennedy holds a photograph of her late son Oisín: “It’s wrong that when a 12-year-old cancer patient’s right to confidentiality is ignored, the most you can expect is ‘sorry’.” Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

It was one week before Christmas when Olga Kennedy and her young son made the short drive from their town on the coast of Co Mayo to the local public (...)

Westport in Co Mayo was singled out as a place that is attractive and “people-friendly”. Photograph: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Ireland is seeking submissions for its inaugural “excellence in placemaking awards” to reward communities and organi(...)

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