Kerry-born teachers Denise Kearney and Aine O’Connor lost in a sea of blue Dublin fans at Scoil Bhríde  in Blanchardstown prior. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The children of Scoil Bhríde in Blanchardstown originate in 40 countries and have as many different languages, but they all have one thing in common:(...)

Pete & Mary Ward’s Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday sees the return of Culture Night, the annual event where arts and cultural institutions around the country open their doors for a night of f(...)

Louise White

Mother You Block B Cultural Space, Smithfield ***   One moment can encapsulate a performance. Towards the end of Louise Whit(...)

Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)


The Big Grill Festival will set Dublin’s Herbert Park alight this weekend, running from Thursday afternoon until late Sunday night. The festival of(...)

The capricious weather may be playing havoc with our moods, but at least there’s one constant that keeps us feeling good during an Irish summer: pe(...)

Last month’s Dublin Pride was bigger than ever, following the Yes result in the marriage equality referendum. But the end of the Pride festival is (...)

Bees working in a hive. The Bí project, which is trying to reintegrate bees into Dublin’s northt inner city, has called on all Yes and No campaigners to allow referendum posters to be recycled as bee hives.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There’s no doubt that some campaigners will be stung by the result in the same-sex marriage referendum, but an environmental group hopes to turn the c(...)

137 Ivy Exchange, Parnell Street, Dublin 1:  €215,000,  Gunne (Glasnevin)

With risk-free options such as deposit accounts still offering paltry returns, investors are unsurprisingly still actively seeking high-yielding pr(...)

 Paudie Coffey, Minister of State with responsibility for housing and planning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A package of measures aimed at breathing new life into towns and city centres blighted by shop closures and vacant sites is set to be announced by th(...)