Limerick riverfront: The city cam top in a survey of 367 cities across nine countries. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

To the evident bemusement of local estate agents, Limerick has been declared the most affordable place to buy a home. In a survey of 367 cities acros(...)

Ireland should introduce a tax on certain financial transactions and use the money raised to target long term poverty, inequality and global warming, says a civil society group. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland should introduce a tax on certain financial transactions and use the money raised to target long term poverty, inequality and global warming, (...)

Leslie Greer (98), who worked as an analyst in Bletchley Park during the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One woman’s role in the extraordinary work carried out in Bletchley Park, Britain’s second World War code-breaking and intelligence-analysing centre, (...)

The Laurels cottage in Glenties, the original home of the five Mundy sisters where Brien Friel played as a child and set his play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Donegal cottage that was the setting for Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa is to be preserved and will form eventually the centrepiece of a plann(...)

PJ Mara: “Eulogising that followed the announcement of his death on Friday was not uniform.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Everybody in the media liked PJ Mara. Even journalists who didn’t like what PJ stood for, liked PJ personally. And therein lies a problem because the(...)

The wax model of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in the studio of sculptor PJ Heraghty. The model will complete the Good Friday Agreement installation at the Dublin Wax Museum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There’s a headless body at the bottom of PJ Hegarty’s garden in Leixlip. The head that should be attached to the body is to be found nearby, impaled (...)

Barry Keogh, director of services at Westmeath County Council who chairs the emergency flood response  team for Athlone: “We immediately mobilised and put a response in place.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

“We reckon there’s 500 cubic metres of floodwater going through the town per second,” said Westmeath County Council’s director of services for Athlone(...)

Carmel Rourke making her way throughPortavolla housing estate in Bangher, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

The town most affected by this month’s flooding could be protected at a fraction of the cost of other flood prevention schemes, according to initial (...)

The funeral of Wesley Burrowes, the writer of the long-running drama ‘Glenroe’, at Christ Church in Bray Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Writer Wesley Burrowes was remembered at his funeral on Wednesday as a man of wit and charm, a lover of many things but, above all, a storyteller who (...)

Enumerator Sean O’Hanlon with Jan Moore in Glasnevin, Dublin, during Census 2011. The CSO is no longer accepting registrations from those who wish to become enumerators in Census 2016. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is no longer accepting registrations from those who wish to become enumerators in the forthcoming census, because (...)