Maria Somerville: ‘The only gigs I ever get offered are ones that I want to do’ Photograph: Ruth Medjber /

Last September, Maria Somerville moved from Cornamona in Galway to Dublin. The singer-songwriter feels at her most creative on the shores of the Co(...)

Sales more than doubled in Rush and Lusk with other notable increases in Skerries, which was up by 82 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Area focus: North Dublin

While the property revival might have started in the south of the city, Dublin’s northside has caught up fast. The only area on the northside n(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

The scene of the Luas crash where a woman was killed last April on her way to work when she was hit by a car which had been struck by a Luas tram. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A pedestrian has been hospitalised after being struck by a Luas tram in the city centre.The incident happened at about 1.15pm this afternoon when a re(...)

Ingo Giezendanner exhibit at EVA International 2014. Photograph: Eamonn O’Mahony/Studioworks

Alongside the intriguing and provocative art works at Eva International, Ireland’s major biennial art exhibition, which opened recently in Limerick(...)

Pork at a  supermarket in Nantong, Jiangsu province:  China’s WH Group Ltd, the world’s biggest pork company, has cancelled its IPO because of “deteriorating market conditions and excessive market volatility”. Photograph: Reuters

While Alibaba’s planned stock market flotation was making headlines last week, the cancellation of another IPO, that of WH Group, the world’s largest (...)

There were four bidders in the final shake-up for developer Brian O’Farrell’s portfolio. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patron Capital Partners has acquired loans with a face value of €225 million associated with Brian O’Farrell, the north Dublin developer and auctionee(...)

 Mary Fitzpatrick, Fianna Fáil’s European Parliament candidate for Dublin will support property tax cut. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Fianna Fáil is the latest party to say it will reduce the property tax at local authority level, and it will mandate its Dubli(...)

A woman in her 30s has been killed in a Dublin city centre collision involving a Luas tram and a car at the junction of Jervis Street and Abbey Street Upper. Photograph: Damien Mulley via Twitter 0:37

A woman in her 30s was killed in a Dublin city centre collision this morning involving a Luas tram and a car. She was named by gardaí th(...)

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Tim’s Vermeer

There are people who regard the suggestion – made by David Hockney, among others – that Johannes Vermeer used optical tools in the creation of (...)