Fresh air: Artists at the “paint-outs” in various locations around Wexford during the Art in the Open festival

Painting outdoors was first popularised by the French Impressionists, including Monet and Renoir, and is known by the French term en plein air (litera(...)

Nessa and Rory Childers on Howth Pier for the Asgard centenary celebrations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The centenary of the Howth gun-running incident was marked yesterday in an atmosphere that was as much celebration as commemoration. Bright sunshine (...)

The Coroner’s Court heard that murderer Geoffrey Evans died of sepsis due to hospital-acquired pneumonia.

Murderer Geoffrey Evans died in hospital from an infection after spending more than three years in a vegetative state, an inquest heard.Evans (68) – w(...)

Painting herself out of a corner: artist  Mary Duffy by the beach at  at Newcastle, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Disability is a double-edged sword. There has been a huge change in attitudes to and support for students with diagnosed disabilities at all levels(...)