Blackberries come in many shapes and sizes. Illustration: Michael Viney

The glass tube with which I measure the rain for Met Éireann is kept safely sheathed on the upturned beak of a dolphin’s skull sitting on a bookcase ((...)

Fruit fly: scarce this year

A fruit fly just dropped into my glass of wine, normally there would have been many more. Also scarce or absent this year were bluebottles, black f(...)

Land behind Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas covers 1.16 acres

A development site extending to 1.16 acres behind Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, has a guide price of €1 million in advance of a sale by tender o(...)

Interior of Furness House: both the house itself and its contents are for sale

Patrick Guinness, the brewing dynasty heir and president of the Irish Georgian Society, is to sell the contents of his Co Kildare home, the 13-bedroo(...)

Gardaí knock on doors close to the scene where a 58-year-old man died following an assault on Sarto Park in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A 58-year-old man, who died after being assaulted in Kildare on Saturday night, has been named locally as Patsy Kelly. The attack happened at Sarto P(...)

When you are having your first child, it’s tempting – almost natural – to look at the most expensive options for everything. Photograph: Thinkstock

There’s no getting away from it: babies are expensive. According to the latest worrying estimates Pricewatch has read, those tiny bundles of joy ca(...)

Ireland, Co Kildare: €180,000, MM Ward Estate Agents

MM Ward Estate Agents is seeking €180,000 for this renovated three-bedroom house at 107 Hazelmere, Naas, Co Kildare. We find properties for similar pr(...)

An image of Carbury Garda station in Co Kildare which the GRA claims has been attacked by a criminal gang. Image: Google street view

Criminals have attempted to burn down a Garda station in Co Kildare, made serious threats against every officer stationed there and even followed one (...)

 Breton stripes add a dash of summer, such as this top from Zara, €9.99 4:28

Summer dressing means clothes for all seasons. It means swimwear and rainwear, sandals and shoes, coats and cardigans, it means buying for more tha(...)

The Association of Garda Superintendents has been told that the plan to recruit 300 new officers is not enough to keep pace with the numbers leaving the force.

The number of gardaí is at a critically low level and the Government’s new recruitment drive will not adequately address the problem, Garda superinten(...)