"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Today is reader Leanne S Roche’s favourite day at work because it means she gets to visit The Cupca(...)

The Galtees, Tipperary   Start point: From the south Tipperary village of Bansha follow signs fo(...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

The Starry Kitchen in Drumcondra was one of 14 food outlets to be served with a closure order in May. Image via Google street maps.

Fourteen food businesses were forced to close by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in May. This is the highest number of closures in one mo(...)

The late Tony Ryan bought ‘Double Portrait of Robert Mason, of Masonbrook, Loughrea, Co Galway, and Sara Monck, Both Seated in an Interior, a Landscape Beyond’   at Sotheby’s in 2005 for £21,000

Adams Blackrock, the south Co Dublin auction house, has stolen a march on its bigger rivals by securing the sale of the remaining items from the fine (...)

Limerick Prison, where Jason Morrissey was found dead in his cell on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A prisoner serving 18 years for killing a man outside a nightclub has died from a suspected drug overdose. Jason Morrissey (25) from Toomevara,(...)

A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Getty Images

Patsy McArdle A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Judge Seán MacBride dismis(...)

What does Budget 2015 have in store? Follow all the action as it unfolds on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Follow Budget 2015 on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout the day. Follow Budget 2015(...)

In June, t the instigation of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, new procedures were launched under which motorists seeking to have penalty points cancelled were obliged to complete a form available from the Garda website and outline the reasons why they felt the points were unfair.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda inquiry into fresh allegations that motorists were continuing to have penalty points terminated for no legitimate reason is expected to conclu(...)

 A motorist is  stopped for speeding. Photograph: The Irish Times

It is no overstatement to say the fresh penalty points controversy will decide the career of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan and in turn (...)