One of the groups queueing for an open casting for  the TV show Vikings in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins 2:49

The streets of Temple Bar were teeming this afternoon with thousands of bearded men and long-haired women, anxiously waiting to have their photo taken(...)

A 17-year-old has received a five-month custodial sentence in Dublin’s Children’s Court after pleading guilty to an unprovoked attack in Temple Bar. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin youth has been given a five-month sentence for an unprovoked attack on a man in Temple Bar. Dublin Children’s Court had heard a Probation Ser(...)

Under-20 Six Nations Championship: French fans Paola Demaret and Luciem Picamil from Bordeaux. Photograph Inpho

As the Gallic hordes advance, not even a typically damp and dreary Dublin weekend can deter the ebullient spirits of France’s rugby fanatics.A sense o(...)

Fast food giant McDonalds has appealed Dublin City Council’s decision to not allow  extended opening hours in the company’s Temple Bar outlet. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fast food giant McDonald’s wants to be able to serve its Big Macs and its other famous meals until 3am every morning at its controversial Temple Bar o(...)

The first coddle cook-off is being planned for Dublin’s Temple Bar

The first coddle cook-off is being planned for Dublin’s Temple Bar to coincide with the Temple Bar Tradfest. Eight chefs will compete to provide the w(...)

Cow’s Lane in Dublin’s Temple Bar where the body of a man in his fifities was found on Friday. Image: Google Street view

A Garda investigation has begun after the body of a man was found on the street in the Temple Bar area of Dublin’s south inner city.Emergency services(...)

 Birr Castle’s Winter Wonderland children’s festival begins this weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Christmas FairsChristmas comes early to Birr Castle demesne this weekend for the Winter Wonderland children’s festival. Beginning on Saturday and runn(...)

Given its prominent position within one of the country’s most celebrated heritage sites, applications concerning The Temple Bar pub have come under particular scrutiny from planning authorities in recent years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an ambitious redevelopment within The Temple Bar pub involving the construction of a new “doub(...)

Buskers on  Grafton Street.  New bylaws would require buskers to pay to perform on Dublin’s streets and would set time limits on performances. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons. 3:23

Buskers will be banned from Temple Bar but will be allowed to perform on Grafton Street until 1am if new bylaws are approved by Dublin City Council. T(...)

Maybe the intrepid winter tourists think this city is romantic and characterful and boho. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I walked through Dublin’s Temple Bar the other night in the drizzle. I was cold, shivering under layers of black drapery and my second-hand coat. The (...)