Ericka Zagorski and Jane Davis from the US enjoy a day on the Ring of Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

You know those tour groups – the ones chattering and laughing loudly and taking over the pavement? Well, that’s not us. Our reserved carriage on th(...)

Charles Gallagher, head of construction group Abbey, acknowledged that house prices began to “firm up” in the second half of 2013, particularly in popular areas of Dublin.

Local authorities should cut the development levies for house building if they want to boost the supply of new homes, Charles Gallagher, head of const(...)

House builder Abbey has reported pre-tax profits of €24.1 million for the year to April, up from €11.3 million in 2013.

House builder Abbey has reported pre-tax profits of €24.1 million for the year to April, up from €11.3 million in 2013.After a tax charge of €5.3 mill(...)

The fabulously named Pollyanna McIntosh is back in her hometown for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. We say hometown, but Pollyanna is, in f(...)

An independent review has recommended that the Abbey Theatre place more emphasis on supporting new Irish writing and less on being a “cultural institu(...)

Kevin O’Connor, who has died aged 84, and who was known to the worlds of stage, screen and television by his stage name of Conor Evans, was an Irish a(...)

Australia (above) remains firmly on course to lead Aidan O’Brien’s attempt on a historic Epsom Derby hat-trick this Saturday. The hot-favourite – acc(...)

Shakespeare was viewed as a mascot for cultural imperialism in early twentieth-century Ireland, and the official celebrations and firework displays seen in other European countries are absent here, but the visit by President Michael D Higgins to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, did coincide with the celebrations. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography
The Irish take on Shakespeare
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  • May 23, 2014, 14:04

With 2014 marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, a series of lectures on the Bard by UCD and the Abbey has proved popular this year. Tw(...)

In general the Benedictine Community in Glenstal Abbey has managed the concerns that have arisen well, the review found. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Ten allegations of child abuse have been made against six Benedictine monks at Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick since January 1st, 1975.The National Boar(...)

Progress in child safeguarding remains ‘slower’ for religious congregations and missionary societies, the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog has found. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Progress in child safeguarding remains “slower” for religious congregations and missionary societies, the Catholic Church's child protection watchd(...)