A replica of the writing shed used by poet and writer Dylan Thomas will travel across the Irish Sea to Dún Laoghaire this month as part of the Mountai(...)

Daisy (5) with her father Keith O’Connor, Clondalkin, on her first day at school at Griffeen Valley Educate Together School, in Lucan , Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:51

A grey Dublin car park was filled with laughter and tears this morning as parents dropped their children off for the first day at school. Tomás Ó Dúla(...)

Kathryn Thomas takes the ice bucket challenge. Montessori teacher Teresina Bell knocked herself out after a similar dousing. Photograph: RTÉ

A video of an Irish montessori teacher taking part in the ice-bucket challenge has gone viral after the young woman ran into a pole and was knocked ou(...)

Harlequin  ‘succinea’ ladybird. Photograph: Ken Dolbear/Irish Wildlife Trust

The Irish Wildlife Trust (ITW) is calling on the general public to take photos of the “invasive harlequin ladybird” as part of a project to document l(...)

Community members take part in a yoga class in the Englewood neighbourhood of Chicago. Indian yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar, who played an important role in the global expansion and popularity of yoga, has died aged 96. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Indian yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar, who played an important role in the global expansion and popularity of yoga, has died aged 96. Bellur Krishnamachar Su(...)

Luke Maguire (20) who has commuted from Drogheda, Co Louth, to Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology: Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:16

The national increase in rental prices is leading to a resurgence of the “digs” culture as students rush to find affordable housing before term beg(...)

Students at St John’s College De La Salle, Ballyfermot, open their Leaving Cert results. Students beginning their studies at third level now face not only rising rental prices but the prospect of not being able to find accommodation.  Photograph: Frank Miller 2:16

Rents across Dublin have risen by 26 per cent since 2011, meaning many students arriving in the capital are struggling to find accommodation due to a(...)

The former Montrose Hotel, on Stiillorgan Road, Dublin, which has been converted into student accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Students paying for “three- to-four-star hotel standard” accommodation beside University College Dublin will have to spend the first two weeks of t(...)

Dublin student Megan Ross who has achieved eight A1s in her Leaving Certificate after battling thyroid cancer will travel to the US next week to begin her studies at Harvard University.

A Dublin student who has achieved eight A1s in her Leaving Certificate after battling thyroid cancer will travel to the US next week to begin her stud(...)

The cartoon at the centre of the controversy  appeared in The West Australian newspaper earlier this week. Photograph: Irish People Living In Australia

The editor of an Australian newspaper has responded to complaints over a cartoon portraying Irish nurses and a leprechaun saying he was “struggling to(...)