39 Greygates, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin: €885,000,  Savills

When the Celtic Tiger ground to a halt, family homes in Dublin’s most expensive areas experienced astronomical price drops. Since then, prices (...)

Sam Smyth of Urban Plant Life surrounded by the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), one of his favourite indoor plants. Photographs: Richard Johnston

It’s not easy being a house plant. Too often, it’s expected to have the endurance skills of a French Foreign legionnaire along with a supernatural (...)

June Blake’s exciting, contemporary garden in County Wicklow. Photographs: Richard  Johnston

‘New beginnings”, “a fresh start”, “a new leaf”; these are the words that rattle round our heads in the fledgling weeks of a brand new year. In the(...)

The strangely medieval-looking medlar, which can be used to make fragrant medlar jelly to serve as an accompaniment to game, pork or lamb

I don’t grow medlars (Mespilus germanica), but last week’s sight of Airfield Gardens’ gnarly old tree, its twisting branches heavily laden with these (...)

A water meter at a house in Rathfarnham, Dublin, which has the units and tens of units blocked from view. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water has acknowledged figures on one of the two types of meters it has installed across the State cannot be read by householders. Information (...)

A number of residents in south Dublin have discovered they are unable to see all or part of the last three rows of red numerals on their new water meters. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Some water meters installed in parts of south Dublin are proving difficult to read for householders.Information from Irish Water depicts meters showin(...)

Few villages in the country can boast a racecourse and a golf range on their doorstep; then again Foxrock is not your usual village. The Dublin 18 ad(...)

The scene of a fatal shooting in Clonard Street, Balbriggan,  Co Dublin this morning. Photograph: Collins

A criminal shot dead close to his child’s school in north Dublin this morning was facing feud-related criminal charges.Benny Whitehouse (36), was amb(...)

 Dr James Reilly  approved 17 projects for payment that had not been recommended by officials. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Counties Westmeath and Longford fared worst in the distribution of National Lottery funding from the Department of Health when James Reilly was minis(...)

Unload the Catch by Seán Keating, sold for €52,000, at de Veres

Monday, June 9th Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Sculpture Auction, RDS, Dublin. All but one of the 96 lots sold. Ghost Famine Ship by John Behan, €13(...)