‘Dún Laoghaire Harbour is seen as a jewel in the crown by most in Dún Laoghaire.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Traditionally Dublin empties during the August Bank Holiday weekend with families departing for the far corners of Ireland and further afield. But thi(...)

Gardaí have upgraded the investigation into Matt Kivlehan’s death to a murder inquiry after confirming the 59-year-old was stabbed to death. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Neighbours and community leaders in Sligo have led an outpouring of sympathy following the murder of musician Matt Kivlehan, who was described as a(...)

A duck enjoys the cool water in the afternoon sunshine through Westgate Gardens in Canterbury, Kent, England on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A Met Éireann weather warning has come into effect. Gale force winds are expected across western counties on Monday with gusts of up to 100km/h in coa(...)

A roguish bachelor bar owner whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his premises, Kenmare District Court was told

A roguish bachelor bar owner whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his premises, Kenmare District Court was to(...)

 People read the headlines of daily newspapers after Greece closed its banks on Monday in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images 1:11

Greek prime minister Alex Tsipras published a decree in the official government gazette setting out the capital controls to be imposed on the count(...)

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in New York last week. Foo Fighters play Slane Castle on Saturday, May 30th, with gates open from 2pm. Photograph:  John Lamparski/Getty Images 4:00

Music fans going to Slane Castle for the Foo Fighters concert have been warned to bring their rain gear. Heavy rain is forecast across the country on(...)

A rainfall radar image from Met Éireann. The green and yellow areas show the highest rainfall concentrations.

A weather warning has been issued with up to 30mm of rain expected to fall in some areas on Saturday. The ‘status yellow’ Met Éireann alert, the lowes(...)

The Irish men’s team celebrate following their win in last weekend’s home international in Montrose, Scotland

Congratulations to Ireland’s shore angling teams on winning gold at the home nations’ two-day championships in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland,(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Ciaran Lyng of Wexford in a close-quarter struggle during the Leinster senior football championship semi-final in Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Sky Sports have experienced another notable decline in their live championship viewing figures, with Saturday evening’s Ulster football semi-final bet(...)

A cheetah at Fota Wildlife Park. More than 14,000 people visited Fota during the June Bank Holiday weekend as the east Cork attraction opened its new tiger forest. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has promised to look “very seriously” at an application for €2 million in funding from Fota Wildlife Park to help de(...)