The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience includes a ride on the Elf Express Train from the hidden Elf Station. Photograph:

I Believe in Santa I Believe in Santa is among the first of the Christmas season events, moving the former Clery’s Santa to a new home in (...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. T(...)

57 The Gallan, Granitefield, Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire

Address: 57 The Gallan, Granitefield, Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire Agent: Sherry FitzGerald On the third floor, with a balcony, this (...)

Paul (34) and Sancha (31) grew up in Clonea Power, Co Waterford and became friends in secondary school. Since 2001 their Christmas Eve tradition ha(...)

FIVE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE Despite all of its ongoing problems, Greece is predicting a record bump in tourist numbers for 2016, with 25 mill(...)

What are you planning for the men in your life this Christmas?

Read all our Christmas content at Water works In cable wakeboarding, the speedboat of traditional water-skiing is r(...)

Oisín Robbins

***   There is an artful simplicity to this a tale of first friendships ignited at school. Alf and B are two boys who have ended up in(...)

The Bishop of Ossory Séamus Freeman welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan that her Department had agreed to build the new schools.

Ireland’s oldest Catholic secondary school, St Kieran’s College Kilkenny, has provided a site to a non-denominational patron for two new schools in th(...)

Emergency services try and clear a tree blocking the road near the Hellfire Club in Co Dublin on Tuesday evening.  Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade via Twitter

About 25,000 homes are expected to be without power overnight after Storm Barney battered the country with winds of up to 125km/h. The number of home(...)

 Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony with Na Piarsaigh’s Shane Dowling ahead of the Munster senior hurling club championship final. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Limerick All Star Shane Dowling and his Na Piarsaigh team-mates have just one fixture left in their third Munster hurling campaign and the Limerick c(...)