Castlepalooza musica and arts festival takes place until Sunday on the grounds of Charleville Castle in Tullamore Co Offaly

The Beatyard festival takes places from Friday until Sunday at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin. Doors open at 2pm and tickets cost €59 for a day ticket (...)

Improved insulation and efficient heating systems have cut energy bills by about €250,000 annually

Three offshore islands are outstripping the mainland in their drive to become carbon neutral by 2020. A pilot project involving use of electric cars a(...)

To “drop in” is the new phrase for turning off technology and being one with yourself and nature. It’s reminiscent of that 1960s motto “Turn on, tune (...)

Eamon O’Flaherty president of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers says the country needs a system like Eircode.

One of the country’s leading groups of estate agents has given their backing to the new Eircode postcode system, which was unveiled this week. Despite(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: As is evident from Gavin’s press conference last week, he and McGeeney attempted to keep the lid on the incident.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is some irony in the fact that it was Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s attempt last Thursday to draw a line under the Davey Byrne incident that end(...)

Breifne Earley who has won the world cycle race and is due to return to his native Co Leitrim on Saturday.

Leitrim man Breifne Earley (32) will complete his 29,000 kilometre round the world bicycle trip to raise suicide awareness on Saturday. Earley has cy(...)

  Top-scorer David Tubridy returns to the  Clare line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This is the first meeting in the championship between the counties and both have similar profiles coming into this encounter this evening: a compet(...)

Niall McNamee has been the talisman for Offaly since the mid-2000s. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This isn’t a bad draw for either team although both are undermined by injury concerns. The main task for Kildare is psychological in that turning a(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores the  first of his two goals in the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare at Croke park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Things could have worked out a bit better for Kildare: not in the obvious sense that applies to any 19-point defeat but in the way the afternoon unfol(...)

Jonny Cooper: “Jim has shown he plays players by form. And that the lads aren’t picked on reputation.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Amateur footballers do all sorts of jobs during summer months to keep away from work. The teachers are professionals in all but bank balance, some st(...)