Anything that would help to alleviate the severe housing shortage in Dublin must be welcomed, including “expressions of interest” from housing associa(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

The list of most-read stories of 2014 on tells us a little about what our readers like to consume, but it tells us more about media,(...)

A €500 million water supply project aims to pump 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dublin region could be facing water shortages for another decade due to delays in rolling out a viable supply network from the river Shannon, a se(...)

On the road: commuters may turn to cycling to economise, escape traffic jams or get in shape. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teams of Lycra-clad cyclists haul themselves up the country’s mountains at weekends. Families take to parks, seaside promenades, canals and riversi(...)