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This year
Amount of time spent by goat on raised platform during Puck Fair to be significantly reduced
The Puck Fair is an annual gathering event held in Killorglin in south Kerry.
Last year
Opinion: As Ukrainians, we remember how Christmas looked for us until this year
Ukrainian journalist Polina Bashkina looks at how Christmas has traditionally been celebrated at home.
Doherty insists World Championship is not stale and must be test of resolve
While stars like Neil Robertson have called for the format of the 17-day tournament to change, former world champion says history must be respected.
All time
In pictures: All-Ireland champions Dublin visit children's hospitals with Sam Maguire
One of the GAA’s best traditions was maintained today.
An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why
The postal service looked around the globe to try find ‘authentic’ Irish festive stories.
Photos: Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Imelda May and U2 among the Dublin city buskers last night
A big crowd as in attendance for the annual event.
From kidnapping to the Black Rod: Here are some weird House of Commons traditions
Earlier this week, a royal mace was removed from its place in the House of Commons, prompting the expulsion of a Labour MP.
Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash
‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’
Ramos confirms Madrid won't give guard of honour to champions Barcelona
Sergio Ramos reiterated that the snub was manager Zinedine Zidane’s decision.
The legends behind the Kerry festival that crowns a goat every year
What’s with the royal goat?
How 'ready golf' could make the sport better for players and spectators
Mark Wehrly of the GUI explains how they shaved 45 minutes off the average round time.
Gavin James joined Glen Hansard for the traditional Christmas Eve busk on Grafton Street
Unfortunately it had to stop early due to overcrowding.
Poll: Did you go to your Christmas party this year?
Mistletoe and wine.
'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.
Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'
Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to abolish bullfighting from January 1, 2012 after animal rights groups garnered 180,000 signatures for a petition.
7 reasons Copenhagen should probably be next on your city break hit list
Not just Hans Christian Andersen – Copenhagen has incredible New Nordic food, achingly cool coffee spots and more Borgen than you can shake a stick at…
11 tweets that sum up the glory of the sneaky naggin
Hidden Naggin.
'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.
Two brothers have been reusing the same birthday card for over 40 years
Well, this is just too sweet.
Japanese fishermen are going to keep on killing dolphins
Dolphins that are captured alive can fetch more than €7,000.
Dad films 25 years of kids coming downstairs at Christmas
This is beautiful.
Love Locks caused a Paris bridge rail to collapse... but why are they there?
A section of the The Pont des Arts railing couldn’t stand the weight.
Column: 'Traditional' marriage? It hasn't always been between a man and a woman
Many opponents of marriage equality espouse the values of ‘tradition’ and believe sanctioned unions have always been between a man and a woman … but that’s not true, writes Peter Ferguson.
Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion
Invited to a First Communion? Are you in a state of dread? Don’t worry. Let me guide you through the etiquette of the modern Big Day, writes Avril O’Reilly.
Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism
The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.
38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three
The practice has been outlawed in Tanzania but is still performed in some parts of the country.
Tales of '47 and '97 - Kerry and Cavan's memorable past clashes
Two famous matches took place between Kerry and Cavan in 1947 and 1997. Will next Sunday’s game be remembered like those two?
Paraic Duffy: 'People who say get rid of provincial championships don’t get it'
The GAA Director-General believes recent results prove the provincial championships should be etained.
'We will give Man United a guard of honour' - Wenger
The Arsenal boss also admitted that his team miss Robin van Persie.
Pic of the Day: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to bizarre lengths to cheer patients
We wonder what Rio Ferdinand makes of this?
In pictures: All-Ireland-winning Cats drop into children's hospital
It was the morning after the night before and Kilkenny’s hurlers made the familiar trip to Crumlin.
Spain: Four hurt at Pamplona's running of the bulls
A further four people have been injured in this year’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona.
Open thread: Should a woman propose marriage today?
Your chance to weigh in on the Leap Year tradition
GAA explains its decision to push back next year's All-Ireland finals
And it’s got nothing to do with the Notre Dame v. Navy American Football match next September…
Poll: Would you recommend tourists visit the Blarney Stone?
Lonely Planet survey recommends that visitors to Ireland give the famous kissing stone a miss…