Ericka Zagorski and Jane Davis from the US enjoy a day on the Ring of Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

You know those tour groups – the ones chattering and laughing loudly and taking over the pavement? Well, that’s not us. Our reserved carriage on th(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis: Increased homelessness consequece of budget cuts.Photograph: Alan Betson

Emergency accommodation is not a viable long-term solution to homelessness, Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan said, as Government spending(...)

DUP Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster:  said she had approached senior PSNI officers and  the Director of Public Prosecutions   over  Gerry Kelly’s  comments

The PSNI is investigating incidents at Sunday’s controversial republican parade in Co Tyrone and may prepare files for the DPP in relation to it. Unio(...)

Flights of fancy: winged ants. Illustration: Michael Viney

In all that heat last month, and near enough to the silly season, these islands conjured not a single insect “plague”. No kamikaze squadrons of water (...)

A new coin honouring James Joyce was launched by the Central Bank today featuring a portrait of the writer and lines from Ulysses. Photograph: Jason Clarke

A collector coin in honour of James Joyce was launched by the Central Bank  today. Designed by Mary Gregoriy, it features a portrait of th(...)