Fitzgerald Nursery staff harvesting a crop of sweet potatoes grown under cover in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald Nurseries

In the same way that I have a soft spot for eccentrics and oddballs of the human kind, so I’ve always been intrigued by the horticulturally strange(...)

Assistant Commissioner John Twomey said 13 people were arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving on Christmas Day 2014, which is two more than Christmas Day 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The number of people who died on the State’s roads during the Christmas and New Year five week period dropped by almost 20 per cent compared to last y(...)

The remains of Gemma Nolan who was  killed in a road collision crash with her three friends arrives at the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Over 1,000 people filled to capacity the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow for the funeral of 19-year-old Gemma Nolan. She was the second of the four (...)

The car that was in the crash on the N78 near Athy, Co Kildare, in which four young women lost their lives. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí investigating the crash in Co Kildare that claimed the lives of four young women have not yet been able to interview the driver of the car they(...)

Ashling Middleton, Chermaine Carroll, Gemma Nolan and Niamh Doyle died after the car they were travelling in collided with a van near Athy on Tuesday night.

A memorial service for the four young women who died in a road collision on Tuesday night near Athy in Co Kildare will take place in Carlow Cathedral (...)

Ireland, Co Kildare: Connaughton Auctioneers

Connaughton Auctioneers is seeking €175,000 for this three-bedroom home on an acre in Athy, Co Kildare   France, Loire The two acr(...)

The thoroughbred county: Horses being schooled after racing at The Curragh, Newbridge. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The shortage of family housing in Dublin is spilling over into Kildare, most notably in areas closest to the capital. “The residential market i(...)

Sabrina McMahon with her children Karl (5), Chelsea (1) and Michaela (3) photographed in the bath of a hotel. A member of the public has booked her in to the hotel while she gets permanent accomodation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new and growing crisis of homelessness among families “is bloody awful and is going to get worse”, the deputy director of the Dublin Region Homel(...)

Sabrina McMahon with her children Karl (5), Chelsea (1) and Michaela (3) in the car where they are staying in Tallaght, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:14

A 36-year old woman says she has been living and sleeping in a car with her three young children in Tallaght, Dublin, for the past wee(...)

The world of botanical art in Ireland has lost its finest and most distinguished artist with the recent death of Wendy Walsh, at the age of 98.(...)