Abu Dhabi Rose Patrice McGillycuddy (r) has been installed as the favourite to win the Rose of Tralee after her performance in the Dome last night. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus.

Abu Dhabi Rose Patrice McGillycuddy has been installed as the favourite to win the Rose of Tralee after her performance in the Dome last night. (...)

Kildare-based Homesecure has announced the creation of 140 jobs over the next three years.The residential security company said 100 jobs are to come o(...)

‘Many consumers may be needlessly paying more for their cover.’ Photograph: Getty Images

What would you do for 400 quid? How many hours would you spend hanging on the telephone or sifting through paperwork for that kind of cash? Unl(...)

Qilong Chen (29) and his wife Xia Chen (27), of Patrick’s Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare each pleaded guilty to knowingly permitting their premises at Alderpark Court, Tallaght, Dublin to be used for prostitution. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A married couple from Co Kildare who allowed their rented home to be used as a brothel have been spared jail after a judge suspended their sentences.D(...)

Despite the potential savings, just 37 per cent of consumers had checked to see if there was a better deal available for their home insurance over the last 12 months.

Canny consumers who shop around for house insurance can make annual savings of over €400 according to a survey published by the National Consumer Agen(...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)

In the summer of 1955, Jackie Kennedy and her husband visited Ireland and went to the races at the Curragh. She later recalled the drive down from (...)

‘Every day I see another hateful message, another obnoxious thing spouted by another ignorant politician/person who thinks that their words are more worth listening to than the cries of those dying in Syria.’ Above, civil defence members try to put out a fire after what activists claim was a car explosion in a market in central Douma, in Syria last weekend. Photograph: Mohammed Abdullah/ Reuters

Sometimes I read the news and sit immobile, grappling with the incongruence of my world to the world I’m reading about. But the world I read about is (...)

The thoroughbred county: Horses being schooled after racing at The Curragh, Newbridge. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The shortage of family housing in Dublin is spilling over into Kildare, most notably in areas closest to the capital. “The residential market i(...)

The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project by Katherine Conolly, the widow of William “speaker” Conolly, of Castletown House. Photographs: Eric Luke

Why is it of interest? It is deemed to be one of the finest follies in Ireland. The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project(...)