The programme will see students return to Kylemore Abbey for the first time since the closure of the boarding school there six years ago.

About 40 students from US university Notre Dame will attend summer classes at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara from 2016 under a new partnership with the (...)

Stella Nolan holds a photograph of her and her sister murder victim Sylvia Shiels, taken in the early 1960s at the horse show in the RDS. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The contrast could not have been starker. Two brutal murder trials, running almost in parallel in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, attracted very(...)

Get down in Dublin Dublin’s newest hotel, The Dean, is custom made to appeal to a younger clientele, the type that finds proximity to a city’s (...)

9B Park West: has a gross internal area of 1,714sq m (18,445sq ft)

Agents CBRE are quoting a knock-down price of €950,000 for a substantial modern office block at Park West Business Park in west Dublin. The three-stor(...)

Ely gastro bar at Hanover Quay at Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2

Kylemore Cafes have bought the former Ely gastro bar at Hanover Quay at Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2 for €4.8 million. The business premises were of(...)

Sam Smyth of Urban Plant Life surrounded by the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), one of his favourite indoor plants. Photographs: Richard Johnston

It’s not easy being a house plant. Too often, it’s expected to have the endurance skills of a French Foreign legionnaire along with a supernatural (...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)

June Blake’s exciting, contemporary garden in County Wicklow. Photographs: Richard  Johnston

‘New beginnings”, “a fresh start”, “a new leaf”; these are the words that rattle round our heads in the fledgling weeks of a brand new year. In the(...)

A Dublin man who hijacked a taxi which later crashed in Meath, causing the death of his teenage cousin, has been jailed for three years.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Dublin man who hijacked a taxi which later crashed in Meath, causing the death of his teenage cousin, has been jailed for three years. Thomas McDona(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)