Nature’s way: The refurbished playground in Merrion Square, Dublin, which is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant

Swings and roundabouts: What playground do you favour, and why? Email swayman@irishtimes.com or comment on the article below. We hope to publish a (...)

Husband-and-wife team Rinske Wassenaar and Gerry O’Sullivan: their company is behind the new playground in Dublin’s Merrion Square, which is based on Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant”.

Many of Dublin’s children were delighted last week with the opening of the new playground in Merrion Square. It was designed, built and installed by t(...)

Handout photo  issued by Shannon Coast Guard Rescue of the Abuk Lion (left) under tow by the tug boat Celtic Isle off Kinsale Head yesterday. Photograph: Shannon Coast Guard Rescue

From Barry Roche,Southern Correspondent, Cork 31 Dec 2013The crew of a stricken bulk freighter are this afternoon recovering ashore in Cork after spen(...)

The freighter under tow yesterday   off Kinsale head. Photograph: PA

The crew of a stricken bulk freighter were last night recovering in Cork after their ship’s engines failed and they drifted for more than 18 hours thr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee, alongside her mother Kathleen, sister Sally and brother Vincent (directly behind Helen) on being elected as a TD in the Meath East byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The fallout from the Meath East byelection could turn out to be more important than the actual result, if the initial shock in the Labour Party(...)