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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(...)

O’Donnabháin’s, Kenmare, Co Kerry: locally-sourced food makes for a  crowd-pleasing menu

Ireland experienced something of an epidemic of magnolia-lacquered hotel development in the era post-economic apocalypse, with hallmark features like (...)

Allergan chief executive Brent Saunders: “We are an Irish company. It’s part of who we are. Ireland is in Allergan’s DNA.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Never has a toxin been so good for a town, a country or a company. In fact, Botox has been such a profit driver for Allergan, the multinational headq(...)

Rough journey?: Irish Rail had 407 complaints of anti-social behaviour last year, 117 reported incidents of intimidation and 70 vandalism complaints. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was already dark as the 6pm Sligo-Dublin train stopped at Dromod Station in Leitrim. The train waited for 10 minutes, in accordance with the timeta(...)

Along with ‘The Reek’, Westport offers a large range of outdoor activities. Photograph: Brian Cregan

For many years, Westport as a destination appeared to play second fiddle to its nearby relative, the rugged, enchanting Connemara. But that was then, (...)

Kathleen Chada said ‘I will never fully heal. I don’t want to get over this’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kathleen Chada, the mother of two boys killed by their father, has said the voices of victims of violence are not being heard. Sanjeev Chada (44), f(...)

New regulations may simply play into the hands of larger wine producers and multiple retailers who ship in huge quantities. Photograph: iStock

Most of the really interesting wines are made by small producers, usually a family business with two or three employees. Typically, they grow their ow(...)

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the aim of the pilot project is to allow communities themselves to come up with ideas, Mr Ring said . Photograph: Eric Luke

Six small towns in six different counties have been invited to suggest how they could become more attractive living spaces by Minister for Rural and C(...)

Declan Davitt (26) and Martin Needham (27) drowned after the Ford Ranger Mr Davitt was driving was swept away after they attempted to cross the Carrowniskey river

A jury at inquests into the deaths of two friends who died when they tried to drive through a swollen river last Christmas has returned verdicts of ac(...)

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