Patsy O’Keeffe: “The recession didn’t affect me hugely, to be honest: Nama has affected me much more.”

Patsy O’Keeffe celebrated 15 years in business in June. She runs a small business based in Sandymount in Dublin 4, one of the city’s most sought-after(...)

Sandbags outside houses on the Coast Road in Clontarf, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Heavy rains are expected to spread across the country from the west this afternoon. Met Éireann flood and rain warnings remain, with forecaster(...)

Kitesurfing  in Dublin last year. A man who was kitesurfing with friends in breaking surf  experienced difficulties today and had to be rescued. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A kitesurfer has had to be rescued in Dublin today after getting in to difficulty in rough seas and 40km per hour winds.The alarm was raised by the m(...)