Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin, July 26th, 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The summer was wetter and colder than normal almost everywhere, but it was not the worst of recent years. Though it feels like hardly a summer at all(...)

For all those addicted to TV shows such as Restoration Man, where George Clarke watches intrepid families bring amazing old buildings back to their(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy:   said she had received frequent visits while in prison from other parents whose children she had cared for in the US. Photograph: Keith Bedford/ Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy declared her “worst nightmare” to be finally over as she spoke publicly for the first time since a murder charge ag(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith said the plight of Aisling Brady McCarthy (above) has been to the forefront of people’s minds in her home area in Co Cavan. “Her family has been through a terrible ordeal”, he said. File photograph: Keith Bedford/Boston Globe via AP

After two and a half years in US custody, family and friends of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy were finally switching their thoughts to her coming(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy  (37), was on Tuesday detained by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers in Boston for a long-standing violation of a tourist visa from Ireland issued in 2002 after overstaying the period of the visa, a spokesman for the agency told The Irish Times. File photograph: Middlesex District Attorney/PA Wire

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston on Tuesday after being formally released from state custody by law (...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy at a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts last year. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP Photo

US prosecutors have dropped murder and assault charges against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy over the death of a baby she was minding after docto(...)

  A spokesman for Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the free travel scheme would remain intact. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State transport providers have privately sought the introduction of rush-hour travel restrictions for holders of free travel passes as part of a revie(...)

Kildare’s Conor Hartley and Tipperary’s Emmett Moloney, who was sent off during the  All-Ireland minor football semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-11 Kildare 0-9 A Tipperary minor football and hurling double perhaps? “Well sure, there is nobody else going to do it,” coach Cha(...)

Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin in July 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Indian summer is on the way after the real summer turned out to be another disappointment. The “summer” will end on Monday with another deluge of (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin has accused its political opponents of using the murders of Kevin McGuigan and Gerard “Jock” Davidson to attack the party in the lead up t(...)