Deirdre and Amber Hogan from Co Wicklow, part of the group  in the chamber at the Newgrange Monument on the morning of Winter Solstice for sun rise. The inclement weather obsqured the sunlight from entering the chamber. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:02

It did not go quite as exactly to plan. The absence of stars in the Saturday night sky during the early hours hinted at what was to follow. But hope e(...)

Percy Dukelow lived in London for 20 years, working in the building industry. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

By the end of 1997 Frank Snellings and his wife, Mary Landrieu, had endured almost four gruelling years in US politics. Landrieu, a Democrat, had t(...)

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform live from Moscow via satellite at the Lighthouse Cinema on Sunday. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images.
What’s on this weekend?

Pony Panto Comedy dance theatre company Ponydance presents its twist on pantomime at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, together with a (...)

A web designer who knocked a man unconscious during a row in Dublin nightclub, has been been ordered to pay €2,500 compensation

A web designer who knocked a man unconscious during a row in Dublin nightclub, has been been ordered to pay €2,500 compensation.Rory Sturdy (35), from(...)

A former murder accused-turned State witness has told the trial of his former co-accused that they’re “screwed” due to the “evidence stacked up agains(...)

Gardaí are now treating the discovery of a body in Co Meath as suspicious although further test results are awaited. The man has been identified as Sl(...)

Oisín, David, Áine and Susan Keogh in their field of Brussels Sprouts near Macetown, Tara, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

We may whine about them and boil them into submission, but we are buying more Brussels sprouts than ever. Bord Bia figures show that sales of the ma(...)

The entrance to the Redwood Extended Care Facility in Stamullen, Co Meath. Photograph: Google Streetview

Inspectors have criticised a care centre for its overuse of restraint to control the behaviour of vulnerable residents with intellectual disabilities.(...)

A woman who died when she was hit by a car in Co Kildare yesterday was one of two pedestrians killed on the roads.

A woman has died after she was hit by a car in Co Kildare.She was pronounced dead at the scene at Moyvalley at about 5.45pm on Wednesday, a Garda spok(...)

Gardaí are investigating following a fatal collision in Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There has been a fatal road collision near Clonard, Co Meath. The incident occurred on the Clonard/Kilcock Road about 7pm. A pedestrian in his sixties(...)