C ommunities, it is said, are dense networks of social interaction bonded together by a robust sense of place and certainly there is something about a(...)

Artane, Dublin 5: €345,000, DNG Fairview
Take five for about €340,000

DNG Fairview is seeking €345,000 for this four-bed semi-detached house on Whitethorn Road, Artane, Dublin 5

Pope Francis baptises one of 32 babies during a mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican today. The pope today elevated to the rank of cardinal 19 prelates from 12 different nations including ten from outside Europe. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

Pope Francis continued with his non-European “imprint” on the Catholic Church when he named his first batch of cardinals today, with ten of the 16 (...)

People queue  to see the relics of St Anthony in Dublin last month. Photograph: Collins Photography

The recent visit of the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua drew thousands of faithful throughout an eight-day Irish tour. It is estimated that 30,000 al(...)

Che Guevara: spawned a cadre of enthusiastic imitators when he went pillion with his friend Alberto Granado on their now legendary motorcycle tour of South America. Photograph: Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

When Che Guevara went pillion with his pal Alberto Granado on their now legendary motorcycle tour of South America, they spawned a cadre of enthusiast(...)

Willie White: Finishing the Connemarathon was a big achievement - "I'd never run that far before."

When did you start running and why?I was walking the children to creche in April last year and I saw an ad for the Samsung Night Run. I’d never run in(...)

Uruguayan man Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui (58) shows his abdomen to rescuers in the shelter where he was found after disappearing four months ago in the remote Andes. Photograph: Reuters

An emaciated 58-year-old Uruguayan man found alive four months after disappearing in the remote Andes Mountains had fled Chile after accusations he s(...)

President Michael D Higgins has laid a floral tribute in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in memory of those killed in the train crash near the(...)

Four times a year the travel industry gathers in the banqueting hall of a luxury hotel to subtly flaunt their wares to each other and some invited med(...)

I wake this morning and inspect my face in the mirror and wonder, Will I have cake today? Or soda bread? Because it is my birthday. I am 60 and it is (...)