Enda Kenny: suddenly, Enda has come over all coy. He had been happy to state his measure. Now, he doesn’t know how to say “when”. In Leinster House, people are puzzled. Photograph: Bloomberg

Once there was clarity. Not so long ago, there was a definite line. It wasn’t in the sand either, because sand is a discredited commodity where politi(...)

The 9ft 9 inch mahogany clock went under the hammer  at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare

A grandfather clock that plays ‘God Save the Queen when wound up, and that was withdrawn from loan to Leinster House, has sold at auction for €115,000(...)

A file photograph of cannabis plants in an improvised grow house. Photograph: An Garda

Cannabis with an estimated street value of €700,000 have been seized after gardaí raided a grow house in Co Kildare. The cannabis plants and herb was (...)

 The funeral of Gary Hutch who was shot dead in Spain last week takes place at  Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Sean McDermott St, in Dublin city on Tuesday.  Photograph: Collins

The mother of a career criminal shot dead in Spain has told mourners at his funeral the family did not want revenge. Kay Hutch, mother of deceased Gar(...)

Bord na Móna has announced it will no longer harvest energy peat and will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bord na Móna has said the industrial scale exploitation of Ireland’s bogs will have ended in 15 years, with the peat briquette, that much-loved favour(...)

Maeve Higgins in New York last year: ‘This place is at its most charming when it refuses to obey the laws of nature.’ Photograph: Michael Nagle

The thing is, I hate being late. When you’re late, everybody can see that you are a disorganised mess, unable to deal with adult life. And that’s e(...)

The scene at Willowbrook Park, Celbridge, Co Kildare after the death of a man at a gathering.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A man in his 20s has been released without charge after being arrested following the death of a man at a gathering in Celbridge, Co Kildare, on Tuesda(...)

Mary Hannon (10), wearing her great-grandfather’s old IRA service medal, with Sgt Amy Hopkins and Lt Stephen Cunningham  at a Defence Forces ceremony at St Raphael’s Special School, Celbridge, heralding  the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:16

One of the major 1916 centenary initiatives is the presentation of the national flag and a copy of the Proclamation to every school in the country. T(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan were all stuck in a lift together in Co Kildare toda(...)

The Longboat Quay apartment complex in Dublin’s docklands, built by Bernard McNamara. Residents  face a possible evacuation or a  bill of €4 million for fire safety works in the building. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

When the shiny new development went up on the banks of the Liffey a decade ago, its name seemed an appropriate nod to Dublin’s rich Viking past. But (...)