Artist’s impression of proposed social housing by Dominic Stevens

‘Housing is my passion,” says Dominic Stevens, the Leitrim-based Irish architect whose views on the subject mark him out as an individual thinker a(...)

A total of 79 trees across the State were infected with the disease in 2015, which means 195 ash trees have become infected since October 2012. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The number of confirmed findings of Irish trees infected with ash dieback disease, a relatively recently discovered fungal disease, has increased by 6(...)

Creevy pier in Donegal Bay:  about one in five businesses in Donegal is related to tourism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At least €125 million of the €250 million total the Government proposes spending on tourism should be ringfenced for the west of Ireland, a leading i(...)

Heavy rain and blustery weather at the docklands in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Met Eireann has lifted its status orange weather warning as Storm Abigail - the first officially named storm in both Ireland and the UK - has moved aw(...)

Some 889 applications for repossession were refused by the courts so far this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Banks have sought to repossess almost 4,500 homes since the start of the year, the latest figures from the Courts Service of Ireland indicate. These (...)

The falling number of orders in Dublin is a result of fewer cases being lodged, or more lenders and borrowers coming to mutual arrangements before the case reaches the point of repossession. Photograph: PA

Banks are continuing to obtain home repossession orders in increasing numbers. However, the rate at which they are initiating the arduous legal proce(...)

A heat map shows a swell along the west coast where winds could reach speeds of up to 120km per hour on Thursday. Photograph:

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for counties along the west coast, where winds could reach speeds of up to 120km per hour on Thurs(...)

The tomb at Tievebaun discovered by archaeologist Michael Gibbons. Photograph: Michael Gibbons

A hilltop tomb recently discovered close to the edge of Tievebaun mountain on the Sligo/Leitrim border may be more than 5,000 years old , according to(...)

Twins Shayna and Orlaith Teggart, pupils at St Hugh’s National School in Dowra,  with a proof of the cover of The Scrapbook of Regrets. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Temper tantrums, racist remarks and missed opportunities on the soccer field, are among the regrets shared by some of the GAA’s best known stars when(...)

The process of dragging the old Gaelic surnames into English was messy and surprisingly long drawn out. As late as the 19th century, some parish re(...)