File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)

A “prosaic red brick home looking out to the Dublin hills”, is how historian Jim Ring, author of Childers’ biography, described number 12 Bushy Par(...)

 Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) at Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Children’s “freedom to roam” has completely changed over the years. They are now more supervised than ever before and their timetables and activities (...)

James “Jim” Lillie, chief executive of Jarden.  Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Jarden Corp said it would buy disposable tableware maker Waddington Group for $1.35 billion, bolstering a portfolio of brands that ranges from Sunbeam(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni and  John Delaney at the Galway Races in 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Giovanni Trapattoni, former manager of the Irish soccer team, has provided many memorable quotes over the years; one of his most stinging came in reac(...)

Giant Inflatable Beach Ball Sometimes you’ll find a solar-powered gizmo here to sterilise water or the latest in pocket-sized bicycles. This we(...)

The back of a  medal awarded to one of the Clare team who  won the All-Ireland hurling final in 1914

GAA memorabilia seems to be growing in popularity among collectors in Ireland and throughout the diaspora. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers has an interesting(...)

Over the past few days, gay-themed traffic lights have been installed across  Vienna. The traffic lights are intended to get the city in the mood for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Gay-themed traffic lights are, apparently, getting Vienna into the mood for the annual Eurovision Song Contest, one of the world’s most popular kitsch(...)

Studio rat: Daniel Lanois. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty/CBGB

Daniel Lanois is on the road again. He’s calling from a hotel in Seattle as his tour heads up the west coast of the United States and into his nati(...)

The  15.8-acre site is  opposite the “Big Ball” landmark at junction 9 of the M7/N7

A well located development site at the main gateway to Naas, Co Kildare, is back on the market through joint agents Knight Frank and CME Auctioneers w(...)