Nick Bramhill lives in Greystones, County Wicklow, where he is married with four young children. Bramhill has extensive national newspaper experience in Ireland and has been working full-time as a freelance journalist since 2010.
The world-famous Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival is heading abroad for the first time to sunny Spain.
Dublin-born Father Alan Griffin, who died in November last year, spent a year under scrutiny over abuse allegations without ever hearing the claims.
Inspirational Dublin man Mark Conlon would be the first Irish national to complete 100 marathons in 100 days.
Police chiefs in Ireland have been accused of failing in their obligations to assign enough Irish-speaking officers to stations in the country's remote Gaeltacht regions.
Ireland is likely to maintain a cautious approach to opening up the country, despite encouraging figures.
Ireland's capital is the "biggest beneficiary” as, post-Brexit, financial firms in Britain have relocated activities, staff, and assets to hubs in the EU.
Over the weekend, the Republic of Ireland recorded its lowest number of daily new COVID cases since December.
Beer sales in Ireland have plummeted, triggering calls from the country's struggling brewers for increased financial support from the state.
"This is criminal exploitation," Northern Ireland's Children's Commissioner Koulla Yiasouma said regarding the recent violence in the region.