Beautiful Barna: Escape to Connemara's gastronomic gateway
When I was growing up, Barna was always considered a cut above buttermilk.
When I was growing up, Barna was always considered a cut above buttermilk.
It was a summer wedding in the garden of Ireland as actress, writer and director Alexandra McGuinness, daughter of former U2 manager...
The second day of Longitude went with a bang yesterday, with an estimated 20,000 people flocking to Dublin's Marlay Park for the fifth year of the festival.
Four years ago last week, 16-year-old Donal Walsh passed away from cancer - but not before inspiring thousands of people with his life-affirming attitude. Shortly before he died, he wrote this moving...
INM Group Business Editor Dearbhail McDonald has received the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media.
Preliminary findings show there were no mechanical issues with the Rescue 116 helicopter before it crashed off the coast of Mayo almost three weeks ago, according to investigators.
It began with a phone call to the newsroom of The Irish Times in January 1992 and ended with the disgrace of Ireland's best-known bishop, his overnight resignation and his flight into exile.
It's half a century since the last Irish novel was published in Cuba - the rich multi-layered masterpiece that is James Joyce's Ulysses.
Gerry Mooney whose work has graced every section of the Sunday Independent for more than a decade was crowned the PPAI's Press Photographer of the Year on Friday on a big night of achievement for this newspaper as three of our travel writers were also honoured at a separate ceremony in Dublin.
Ploumanach, nestled behind a natural rampart of bumpy, pink boulders the colour of heritage roses, is one of Brittany's prettiest seaside villages.
The charity Haven hosted its sixth annual Haiti Ball last night.
The charity Haven hosted its sixth annual Haiti Ball this evening.
Gardening guru Gerry Daly reckons that in 1,000 years, when dendrochronologists (those who study the rings of trees) make their observations, they may be puzzled to see a big, fat ring equating...
The President Michael D Higgins and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan differed sharply in their reactions to the death of Fidel Castro.
The Bishop of Elphin has his eye on Putin's Russia, and the Kremlin doesn't like it.
Fidel Castro's favourite cigar was the famed Cohiba Coronas Especiale, and it was probably these fat seven-inch smokes famed for complex aromas of cedar and coffee that the Cuban leader sent to former Taoiseach Charles Haughey.
Sharp differences emerged between President Michael D Higgins and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan in their reaction to the death of Fidel Castro.
Last Sunday night in Maynooth an arctic blast brought a freezing fog that shrouded the town, dimmed the light coming from the street lamps below a moonless sky and kept people indoors beside the fire.
Businesses and financial institutions are being told to sharpen their cyber security measures after more than €50,000 was extorted from an education body.
That the plaintive cry of the curlew is not now just a fading remembrance of those who have lived longest, or merely a crackly recording gathering dust in the sound archives, is something of a miracle.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is putting her weight and considerable influence behind a new Irish cartoon film which sends out a strong message on women living under oppression or conflict, according to the animation company behind the project.
Back in the 1990s, a committee of the Irish Wildlife Conservancy (IWC) sat down and discussed potential candidates to be ordained Ireland's national bird.
Cult fantasy series Game of Thrones and the medieval epic Vikings have led to an astonishing upsurge in young people taking up archery in Ireland.
FAI chief John Delaney yesterday maintained his silence over the Pat Hickey affair.
In the late summer of 1914 in Coole, Co Westmeath, the family of Lieutenant Maurice Dease received three telegrams from the British War Office in quick succession.
They expected about 200 hardy souls - but that didn't take account of the fellowship of those weekend warriors who love cycling but know only too well its manifest dangers.
President Michael D Higgins last night led tributes to Irish soccer legend Liam Tuohy, who died yesterday aged 83. President Higgins said supporters of the game would feel "a great sense of loss" following the death of the former Republic of Ireland player and manager.
Talented GAA players, who from their late teens have endured an endless regime of training and playing for club, college and county, are suffering irreparable hip damage by their mid 20s, one of the country's leading orthopaedic surgeons says.
Galway is jubilant this week-end after being awarded 2020 European City of Culture, but it is unclear if the EU jury that awarded the €1.5m prize got sight of an explosive poem about the City of the Tribes that was commissioned as part of the bid process.
Collecting books was a "gentle madness", says Dr Philip Murray, a country doctor afflicted by bibliomania for 50 years.
Businessman Denis O’Brien has hit back at claims made under privilege in the Dail by Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy.
New car sales rocketed in the first six months of this year - returning to nearly the same levels as the zenith of the Celtic Tiger in 2008.
Three journalists writing for the Sunday Independent were honoured at the prestigious Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Awards.
President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Sunday Independent journalist Veronica Guerin on the 20th anniversary of her murder.
The media world has paid tribute to Veronica Guerin as the 20th anniversary of her murder approaches next Sunday.
From local markets to outdoor adventures and cetacean-spotting, this Portuguese island offers a holiday with a difference.
It was the final that pitched the trophy-laden aristocrats of Irish rugby against the upstarts from the west who dare to dine at the top table.
I spoke with Peter Toner on Wednesday night as he looked forward to a weekend of fun. His son Devin was playing for Leinster in the Pro12 final on the Saturday and before that odyssey to Edinburgh with his wife Anne and two close friends there was a family gathering at a local restaurant to be enjoyed, where he would make more friends ahead of a joyously anticipated wedding.
John Magnier's horsebreeding empire has a new super fertile star who is earning the Tipperary powerhouse an astonishing €500,000 a day.
Five contractors who worked on the Berkeley building in California where six students died face losing their state licences.
Ryanair supremo Michael O'Leary feels like a king today as Rule The World, which had never won a race over jumps, triumphed in the toughest of them all, the Aintree Grand National.
Developer Michael Bailey yesterday predicted that the Planning Tribunal which has already cost €160m will end up costing the taxpayer up to €250m - as key figures targeted by the inquiry seek recompense after "wasting 20 years of their lives."
Two Irish people were wounded when a lone suicide bomber struck the busiest shopping area in central Istanbul yesterday.
For half-a-century, a grave myth over the bombing of Nelson's Pillar has been allowed to grow - becoming ever more outlandish with the passing of each year. Now, just days after the 50th anniversary of the 1966 bombing, it is perhaps time to nail that lie.
The 11-month-old baby boy who died in Killarney last weekend was yesterday laid to rest in his mother's hometown in rural Poland.
Fair play to Fianna Fail and Fine Gael. They've conspired to make six out of 10 of us who paid our water charges feel like proper gobshites.
The welfare of people who cannot make decisions for themselves is being put into jeopardy by cutbacks delaying the granting of Ward of Court status, it has been claimed.
Jennifer Guinness, the victim of a notorious 1986 kidnapping that lasted eight days, passed away peacefully yesterday, aged 78, after a long battle with cancer.
Jennifer Guinness, victim of a notorious 1986 kidnapping that lasted eight days, passed away peacefully earlier today after a long battle with cancer.
An astonishing €100 out of every Irish motorist's annual car insurance premium goes towards paying for fraud and the collapse of Quinn Insurance, a new analysis has shown.
It's not a group of death, but it's pretty damn close.
Storm Desmond, a hugely destructive combination of near hurricane-force winds and incessant rain, wreaked havoc across the entire western seaboard yesterday before sweeping eastwards across the country and the Irish Sea.
Teresa Mannion's hilarious report showed power of Atlantic onslaught.
Charlie Haughey was an arrogant young Minister for Agriculture in a sharp suit when he dismissed any notion of ever meeting the leaders of a fledgling farmers' group called the National Farmers' Association face-to-face. Haughey dismissed them as "pipsqueaks".
A woman and two children were separated this morning when their train took off with just the adult on board.
Belgian authorities have arrested five people during house searches in Brussels in connection with the deadly Paris attacks that left 129 people dead.
Ireland may become a precious sanctuary for the Atlantic puffin - now facing the threat of extinction.
Ireland's former head boxing coach Billy Walsh yesterday launched a blistering attack on his former bosses in the IABA, effectively saying he was forced out of the job he loved in Ireland.
Red flag, the company at the centre of last week’s sensational High Court application by businessman Denis O’Brien, is no mere public relations firm, its overwrought and grandiose mission statement suggests.
IT SEEMS that the "old reliables" aren't so reliable anymore.
Cigarettes rose by 50c a pack from midnight last night in Michael Noonan's only tax hike in his fifth budget.
CIGARETTES will rise by 50c a pack from midnight tonight, Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s only tax hike in his fifth budget.
The Sunday Independent, together with the Irish Independent and the National Lottery, are delighted to announce Siobhan Everard as the third winner of our €100,000 giveaway.
Four countries in nine days? Well that sounds rather exhausting doesn't it?
A stark new warning has been issued to Irish smokers that they face a massively increased risk of developing dementia.
Two Irish grandparents who sold up and emigrated to Australia six months ago to spend the rest of their days with their young family, have said it was the best decision they ever made.
Mourners at the funeral of tragic Donal English-Hayden yesterday remembered a vibrant young boy full of passion for sport and for life.
Mourners at the funeral of tragic Donal English-Hayden have remembered a vibrant young boy who had a sweet tooth with a particular fondness for “red sauce and jelly and ice cream”.
As he settles into comfortable old age, Fungi still has the power to charm, attracting 90,000 visitors a year who are desperate to see Dingle's friendly dolphin.
A Director at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin has launched High Court action against the historic Anglican institution, after she was suspended from her post.
Jerome Reilly visits Kusadasi, with side trips to Ephesus and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
One of motor sports most experienced crash doctors has died following an accident at the Skerries 100 motorcycle races in north Dublin.
The glory boys of Ireland will be urged on by up to 20,000 green-and-orange-clad fanatical supporters in their £1m clash with Romania.
Ireland's preparations for tonight's crucial World Cup game with Holland were last night clouded in controversy following a bitter war-of-words between manager Jack Charlton and sport's columnist Eamon Dunphy.
Irish manager Jack Charlton could barely conceal his disappointment and anger after a match of sheer frustration in the scorching heat of Sicily yesterday.
REPUBLIC of Ireland midfielder Ronnie Whelan yesterday came through a make-or-break World Cup fitness test with flying colours
UP to 3,000 Irish fans face being locked out of Ireland's crunch match against Egypt, FAI chiefs warned last night.
Concerns are growing that Ireland's BSE risk status could be reclassified following the suspected case of mad cow disease detected on a dairy farm in Co Louth.
Sunday Game presenter Michael Lyster was moments from death, but his wife kept him alive, writes Jerome Reilly
RTE presenter Michael Lyster's heart stopped beating and he was brought back from the dead by his wife who used the kiss of life to save him.
THE FAI last night warned all fans in Sicily that they face a new menace from the high rate of street crime.
Beleaguered FAI Chief Executive John Delaney is fighting to save his €360,000- a-year job at the top of Irish soccer, amid enormous pressure from the Government and within the game.
Plans for a €300m second runway at Dublin Airport have gained dramatic new impetus following the IAG takeover of Aer Lingus which includes plans to use Dublin airport to feed traffic from Europe to North America.
From coast to coast, east to west, north and south, Ireland voted with its heart for marriage equality, with six out of 10 voters - 1.2 million people - voting Yes in the referendum. The majority in favour of same-sex marriage was nearly half a million souls at 467,307.
"Sure I'll throw in another €100,000," said solicitor Michael O'Gorman with a theatrical flourish as a bidding war opened up for the most sought after house in Dublin, No 1, Sorrento Terrace.
The four members of U2 and 68 other well-known figures from the arts have called for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum on marriage equality as the Taoiseach warned against complacency ahead of the vote,.
Irish householders on sky-high variable rate mortgages are paying an astonishing €1.2bn more each year in interest as the banks enforce rates twice as high as the rest of Europe, new figures reveal.
Ireland's most famous street is booming again.
A BABY-FACED Irish president, elected at 21, would be eligible for a pension of €125,000 a year for the rest of their lives on "retirement" from the Aras at 28 years of age. The massive pension pot, to be met by the taxpayer, would arise if the May 22 referendum is passed to reduce the age a person can become president of Ireland from 35 years down to just 21.
Hundreds of thousands of people were left stranded without bus services again yesterday as businesses counted the cost of the crippling 48-hour strike.
Rural Ireland is facing a healthcare crisis as young doctors turn their backs on country life and refuse to even apply for jobs as GPs in remote areas.
Farm families are being torn apart because there is no legislation surrounding pre-nuptial agreements and their enforceability in law, farming organisations have said.
Colleagues past and present paid tribute to legendary newspaper executive Michael Denieffe as he retired as Managing Editor at Independent News & Media (INM) on Friday.
WARRING couples are being left with massive legal bills of up to €100,000 as they fight tooth and nail over division of property, maintenance payments and custody of the children.
The era of austerity staycations appears to be over as Irish consumers splash their cash again in favour of foreign holidays.
Half a century of sporting memories celebrating our greatest sportsmen and women is brought to our readers today in a special 32-page supplement that is bound to provoke intense debate and bitter dissent among sports fans.
Lawyers from the New Beginning agency will turn up at every court where home repossession cases are being heard from tomorrow.
UK and Northern Ireland tourists with sterling to spend are cashing in on bargain-basement prices in the Republic.
The astonishing cost of variable rate mortgages is laid bare today with a new analysis revealing that Irish householders with an average €200,000 loan pay €350 more in interest each month than their European neighbours.
Jerome Reilly checks into Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal's only five-star, with low hopes of catching the solar eclipse.
THE King of Irish dance finally abdicated last night - to a standing ovation at the 3Arena in Dublin.
Let us not forget that Elaine O'Hara was a human being. Let us be mindful that her sex life, parsed, scrutinised and analysed in grotesque and lurid detail, was not the entirety of Elaine's existence.
The Central Bank has admitted that its controversial 80/20 mortgage deposit rules will have an "unavoidable" negative impact on the housing market.
For six families marooned in a Monaghan ghost estate, the last five years have been a nightmare.
ON Saturday, April 29, 1916 Padraig Pearse unconditionally surrendered on behalf of the Provisional Government to General William Lowe of the Crown, who was accompanied by his son and aide de camp, Lieutenant John Lowe.
An openly gay TD said he understands why the GAA banned a referee from wearing a Gay Pride wristband during Dublin's Allianz Football League clash with Tyrone on Saturday night in Croke Park.
The GAA banned a top Gaelic football referee from wearing a Gay Pride rainbow wristband as he officiated at the Dublin and Tyrone national league clash in front of more than 30,000 fans at Croke Park last night.
An enclave of exclusive properties dotted within a 10-minute walk of web giant Google and other blue-chip employers in the Dublin docklands has become the country's most expensive place to live.
A top referee was banned by the GAA from wearing the gay pride rainbow wristband at tonight’s big match in Croke Park.
The Brits are coming - and not just for the Six Nations clash at the Aviva today.
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy (83), the star of the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, brings to mind the strange tale of a painting that hung on the walls of an old Dublin pub for decades and may have been the inspiration for the Mr Spock character.
The feared avalanche of house repossession cases is now under way and gathering unstoppable momentum, new figures obtained by the Sunday Independent reveal .
Nearly 8,000 house hunters, who rushed to secure mortgage approval in the weeks before the strict new Central Bank deposit rules came into force, are in a race against time to buy houses and apartments before the summer.