Path to safety: Olive Bates’s Greystones caterpillar

As we were leaving the park with the kids, Harry heard a buzzing in the grass. We discovered a wasp attacking a hoverfly, much larger than itself, (...)

Sr Monica (left) with Sr Gwen (right) at the National Ploughing Championships, September 24th, 2015. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

Two Carmelite nuns left their lives of solitude and silence in an enclosed monastery for one day to meet with hundreds of people at the National Ploug(...)

Statue of St Teresa, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain. Photograph: Getty Images

The walking stick of St Teresa of Avila is in Ireland as part of a worldwide tour to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth in 1515 of the founder of(...)

I met a man at a noisy book launch recently. He said a “friend who lives in London” wondered why I only review restaurants 15 minutes from my house(...)

Real bread has become an increasingly popular movement in Ireland: taking out all the additives, preservatives and sugar, and bashing the dough aro(...)

Highlights will include 10 industrial, retail and office buildings located in Dublin, Galway, Mullingar and Monaghan, with reserves set at more than €800,000.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The first Allsop Space auction of the year may not boast very many trophy homes, but for those on the look out for promising business premises and inc(...)

In the airy Andrew Ryan-fitted kitchen of Gordon and Erna Lennox’s house in Delgany, Co Wicklow, early autumn sun shines in. The French windows are(...)

A house on the edge of Delgany Golf Club, extended over 14 years ago, is an original. Once a cottage on the edge of the Bellevue Estate – where the g(...)

 Edith Kennedy, Aoife Farrelly and Michael Kenny,   members of the Trim Heritage Co-Op,  at  the Allsop property auction  in the  RDS yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A group of community activists in Trim have failed to buy a building at the latest Allsop auction in Dublin yesterday. They had hoped the Maudlins Cen(...)

Bedrock seems to have been designed with this current heatwave in mind. The French windows are open, leading from the kitchen to the wrap around decki(...)