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(...)

A book landed on my desk with a soft little moan recently. It’s called The Wild Oats Project and the subtitle is “One woman’s midlife quest for pas(...)

George’s Court in Smithfield is 65 per cent occupied and tenants include the Office of Public Works and the Law Society of Ireland

A Norwegian investor has paid €28.65 million for an office investment in Smithfield, Dublin 7, which was developed by Liam Carroll’s Zoe Developments (...)

A man who was freed in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement from a 20-year prison sentence for explosives and firearms offences was held by a judge on Friday to be a suitable person to hold a licence to drive a taxi

A man who was freed in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement from a 20-year prison sentence for explosives and firearms offences was held by a judge on(...)

Bottles of Jameson whiskey: The Old Jameson Distillery hasn’t been a working distillery in decades, but some 400,000 people visit it and its Cork sister venue, the Midleton Experience, each year.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

At the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, there’s a new addition to Irish whiskey’s “brand home”: a “Bottle Your Own” stand where visito(...)

The Cobblestone in Smithfield: seven nights a week, twice on Sundays, you’ll find a trad session under way in the corner seat

There are sandwiches piled high under clingfilm, tea and coffee on tap and standing room only at the monthly singing session in the Cobblestone in (...)

Give Up Yer Aul Sins – Oscar nomination

Last year, 100 million children watched TV shows made by Brown Bag Films in Dublin’s very own Smithfield. Want to know how the animation studio went f(...)

Based on an origami pattern for a penguin, this blue rug from Bo Concept was  designed by Oki Sato

Pick up a penguin-inspired rug Oki Sato has been named creator of 2015 at the Paris-based annual interiors show Maison et Objet. Wallpaper maga(...)

 Mark Gray from  Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin: ‘By the time you’re on your third or fourth social worker, you’re just fed up of explaining yourself.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mark Gray knows first-hand the reality of growing up in a care system under strain. He was just six years old when he was placed in a residential home(...)

File photograph of a Translink Belfast bus. A woman died after being knocked down by a bus at Lisburn bus station in Northern Ireland, bus operator Translink said.

A woman has died after being knocked down by a bus in Co Antrim.The incident happened at Lisburn bus station in Northern Ireland this morning, operat(...)