Rogerstown Estuary: long a hidden jewel. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rogerstown Estuary was long a hidden jewel of Co Dublin’s coastal scenery and wildlife, overshadowed by the international reputations and exceptional (...)

Depending on the particular species or variety, geraniums intensely perfumed foliage can conjure up memories of fistfuls of rose-flavoured Turkish delight, mint humbugs and zingy cola bottles

Not many plants look as ordinary as the one that grows in a small pot on my kitchen’s sunny window sill. Pressed to describe it, I could only say that(...)

Castlebridge House stands in partial ruin in the village of Castlebridge, near Wexford town. In its former 19th-century pleasure gardens stand the ruins of one the finest rotunda conservatories in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most people now associate flatpacks with Ikea, but the Great Palm House in the National Botanic Gardens was shipped to Dublin in parts and assemble(...)

“The latest figures confirm that the Central Bank borrowing rules have had a dramatic impact on house price inflation in the dearest parts of the country,” said author of the report economist Ronan Lyons.

House prices have started to climb rapidly outside Dublin but fell in the capital between June and September, according to the latest house price repo(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe was presented with a list of six options by the NTA last year.  Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is considering a revised metro system to run between Dublin city centre and the airport and Swords in north county Dublin. The metro pl(...)

I’m having a ‘meadow’ moment. Actually, not so much a moment as a sustained yen for my very own ‘pictorial meadow’ – the term first coined by profe(...)

Eversham Lodge, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

With the autumn selling season kicking into gear, good quality family homes in south Dublin’s most sought after suburbs are beginning to hit the ma(...)

It wasn’t until I met and married a man who loves honey with the same passion that others reserve for chocolate, wine or narcotic drugs that I bega(...)

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(...)