A large, bright detached house halfway between Dalkey and Sandycove in south county Dublin, once a modest dormer bungalow, has been extended and no(...)

Seventeen food safety enforcement orders were issued against various premises in July, the third highest number ever distributed in one month during t(...)

The Kilternan Hotel in south Co Dublin was sold last year to the Comer Group for about €7 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

An exercise pool for horses is in a planning application lodged by the new owners of the Kilternan Hotel in south Co Dublin. The partially rebu(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council officials produced a report questioning the economic merit of reopening a pool at the Glenalbyn location, causing anger among locals. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A public meeting to protest at the ongoing closure of Glenalbyn swimming pool in south County Dublin is to be held in Stillorgan, on Monday night. Dú(...)

A file image of the Soca river. A young man died on the Slovenian river after encountering difficulty while descending a stretch of rapids in a canoe. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish canoeist from north Co Dublin has died in an accident in Slovenia. Conor Keleghan, from Coolmine, Blanchardstown was on an adventure course w(...)

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 (...)