Alice O Donovan celebrating her 100th birthday at Grange Golf Club where she played twice a week until seven years ago.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:11

Alice O’Donovan’s recipe for living until 100 includes fresh air and frequent rounds of golf followed by a beer.Mrs O’Donovan celebrated her 100th bir(...)

 Bolands Mill at Grand Canal Dock, which figured in the 1916 Rising, was built by the Pim brothers in 1837

The history of Dublin falls into familiar categories, packaged for the convenience of the secondary-school curriculum, popular history and the tourist(...)

13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin –  regarded as one of the best redevelopment sites in the city centre

A landmark office and retail building at the junction of Dawson Street and Molesworth Street in Dublin city centre is likely to be demolished to make(...)

Aoibhín O’Malley, right, and her sister Gráinne

This was taken in 1993 on my summer holidays with my sister Gráinne on the swing my dad built among a sea of daisies in our garden in Clontarf, Dublin(...)

Helen Battigan with one of her displays made from flowers in her Bunclody garden. Photograph: Patrick Browne 2:33

Take gazillions of rare, beautiful and exotic blooms (among them spiky strelitzias, rare orchids, peacock-blue delphiniums, tropical heliconias, co(...)

The less traditional hurling counties are playing their cup finals at Croke Park today. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan
Something for the Weekend

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium Tomorrow’s Ford at War exhibition in Collins Barracks marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and includes (...)

A photograph of the late Desmond FitzGerald, the Knight of Glin, with the inscription “Thanks to My Divine Slave”, hangs on the bathroom wall of 54(...)

There’s no greater debate in rock music: Lennon or McCartney? We sat down with two local musicians to verbally slug it out. In the red corner, repr(...)

Kansas-based H&R Block is to set up its Dublin operation in No 1 Hatch Street where it will rent a large office suite

H&R Block, one of the world’s largest tax service providers, is to open a Dublin office with the intention of cornering a share of the tax returns(...)

Dubs’ fan Hugh O’Connor,  probably the most effective moving advertising billboard in the city. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is hardly a more colourful or dedicated Dubs’ fan than Hugh O’Connor. While former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has boasted about being at every All-I(...)