Johnny Lyons: the broadcaster loved sport, but his greatest love was people

There was a job going in The Sunday Tribune back in the mid-1990s that no one really wanted. It involved phoning around the PROs for the various local(...)

Gillian (26) is a pastry chef from Clonmel, Co Tipperary who most recently worked at the Shelbourne Hotel. Wesley (26) from Capetown, South Afr(...)

The Merrion Hotel Dublin: cheapest room for next Sunday is €295, falling to €250 on Monday, according to tripadvisor.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The cost of staying at a hotel in the capital has climbed dramatically in recent weeks, and prices are now coming close to matching those recorded at(...)

Medals awarded to Cork priest Fr (later Archdeacon) Tom Duggan, who had served as a chaplain in the British army during both World Wars, sell for €8,000

The major Dublin auction houses may have shut up shop for an extended summer break but salerooms around the State are still buzzing. At Sheppard’s in (...)

The tiger skin, which has been carefully preserved, was brought home to Ireland as a souvenir of the British Raj 1:55

Chance items in auction salerooms can bring to life the most unexpected aspects of our history. Among the lots on view at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Lao(...)

Heritage House, St Stephen’s Green: to appeal to an overseas bank or a reinsurance company.

One of Dublin’s most prestigious Georgian office buildings, only four doors from the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green, is expected to appeal esp(...)

Key locations: the eight sites in Dublin 2 are marked in red. Map: Tomás Brógáin

The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday – April 24th – 1916. The rebel leader Pádraig Pearse agreed to an unconditional surrender on Saturday, April (...)

Elsie McDermid’s letter to her mother describing Dublin during the Easter Rising begins: “We are living in stirring times. I am writing this to be posted if there is any post office left.” File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A dramatic eyewitness account of the Easter Rising as seen by a visiting opera singer has been made public for the first time. Elsie McDermid, a popu(...)

The old dear sees me standing on her front doorstep and she’s on the straight away defensive. She’s like, “What do you want?”Seriously, you wouldn’t w(...)

Luke Sweeney, founder of Italian Tile and Stone: “I decided we needed to do things better and smarter”

In 2000, Luke Sweeney set up the Italian Tile and Stone Company to supply quality tiles to the building and tiling trades at a reasonable price. With (...)