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.(...)

Rhona Knowles and her son Josh, now aged 16 momnths, at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, pictured in December 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

The mother of a 16-month-old baby who has been in hospital since he was born but has been ready to go home since July, said she had lost all faith in (...)

Mr Justice Michael White ordered Twitter International, which has its registered address at Pearse Street, Dublin, to immediately take down the offensive material contained in a profile associated with an Irish teacher. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Twitter International was directed by a High Court judge in Dublin today to remove from the internet “grossly defamatory and offensive sexually relate(...)

A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

A Wales of a timeIf you’re looking to take the kids away somewhere not too far, but still a world away, bag yourself a luxury lodge at Bluestone resor(...)

 Dylan Gardiner and his mother Caroline. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of two babies highlighted this week in The Irish Times who could not go home from hospital because the HSE had not sanctioned safe homecare pac(...)

Dylan Gardiner and his mother Caroline at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dylan Gardiner is just 22 months old and is facing his second Christmas in hospital. From Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, he was born 13 weeks premature(...)