A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Ross Aspill (16)  and his horse Cheeky Chappy in Clondalkin,  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Stray horses in west Dublin would “inevitably” die of starvation, disease and lack of shelter this winter if a project aimed at addressing their welfa(...)