Bective House, aerial shot indicates poor condition of house and buildings, and its magnificent surroundings

Once described as one of Co Meath’s finest estates and “a trophy buy” for a Celtic-tiger era millionaire, the 180-acre walled demesne Bective House o(...)

 An art installation by  Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson entitled Ice Watch, made with parts of Greenland’s ice cap, on display in front of the Pantheon in Paris.  Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Organisers of the COP21 UN climate conference and environmentalists are deeply divided over the role of the fossil fuel industry. A group of NGOs sub(...)

John Crosslé, who founded the Crosslé Car Company in Holywood, Co Down, in 1957, has died. After finishing school in St Columba’s College, Rath(...)

The chapel to commemorate the 232 people who died during the 1916 Rising, which is due to be completed to coincide with the the Easter 2016 centenary celebrations, will be built at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An international architectural competition to design a chapel to commemorate the 232 people who died during the 1916 Rising has been opened by the Gla(...)

Red Bull team-mates  Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel on the podium after the the Malaysian Grand Prix. Photograph: Tim Chong/Reuters

Former grand prix star John Watson believes Red Bull should suspend Sebastian Vettel after the German ignored team orders to win Sunday’s Malay(...)