A secondary school in Greystones, Co Wicklow, has brought a legal challenge to planning approval for a McDonald’s restaurant less than 100 metres from(...)

These first 22 modular homes are to be on a pilot basis with another 128 to follow shortly after under a fast-tracked procurement process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Work undertaken by a Northern Ireland construction company, which has been awarded the contract to provide modular housing for homeless families in Du(...)

A terraced Victorian house on the edge of the Burnaby in Greystones, Co Wicklow, has been given a complete makeover in recent years: now, with its (...)

A Fine Gael senator wants to limit the access children have to unhealthy food during school hours.

A Fine Gael senator has called on local authorities to introduce “no-fry zones” within 500 metres of schools and playgrounds. Catherine Noone said the(...)

File photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick. Photograph: Court Collins.

A trial date has been confirmed for former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick on charges of breaching the Companies Act. Mr FitzPatrick (66) (...)

The new dahlia garden in Aras an Uachtarain, which contains several Irish-bed cultivars include Dahlia ‘John Markham’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What does it feel like to have a plant named after you? Someone who knew the answer to that question was the late John Markham, the greatly respect(...)

Adrian Hopkins admitted four previous shipments of arms from Libya for the IRA. He skipped bail in France but was arrested in Ireland in 1990 and in 1991 was sentenced to eight years in prison, five of which were suspended.

The daughter of the skipper of a ship that smuggled IRA arms from Libya to Ireland in the 1980s described him as “an adventurer and a risk-taker” at (...)

Nocino is an Italian liqueur made from green, unripe walnuts steeped in spirit for several months. Photograph: Richard Johnston

While I’d love to gleefully claim that my garden has been awash with a glut of tasty, home-grown, organic produce all summer long, the truth is tha(...)

Million Bells navy scarf (left) and Criss Cross Fleur in purple, hot pink and black. Both €180 from Ciara Silke

Not all of us can sport insouciant ways with scarves like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Kate Moss. But their power to transform an outfit goes withou(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)