Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)

Near zero: Pat Cox and his wife, Cathy, bought the house on Maretimo Gardens East in 1984, mainly because of its panoramic vista of Dublin Bay

Architect Art McCormack remembers “shivering over cups of tea” in the front room of a semi- detached house in Blackrock, Co Dublin, talking to former (...)

A cultural highlight: Tens of thousands people turned out to watch Royal de Luxe’s Grandmother crossing Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

The biggest event of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture had 250,000 people watching a giant granny move about a city, as she captivated he(...)

NUI Galway Engineering Building: passive structure

If you’ve ever wondered what a “near zero energy building” (NZEB) looks or feels like, this is your chance to find out. Dozens of them will be open to(...)

A pro-Yes motorcyclist trails the saltire flag and the lion rampant flag of Scotland while riding through the town of Kilmarnock in Scotland yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

The referendum on Scottish independence has deep implications not only for the future of the British union, but also for the union of 28 countries tha(...)

Scotland’s deputy first Minister Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister Alex Salmond and former deputy leader of the SNP Jim Sillars campaign with activists in Piershill Square, Edinburgh today. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed comments by Pat Cox that the EU must allow Scotland to join if there is a Yes vote in the forthcom(...)

The Board of Limerick City of Culture this evening confirmed the appointment of Mike Fitzpatrick as Director. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Internationally renowned curator Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed director of the Board of Limerick City of Culture. The head of Limer(...)

Foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states are due to meet in Brussels this afternoon for emergency talks on Ukraine. More than 20 people are reported to have died in violence near Independence Square (pictured) in Kiev this morning. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters.

Foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states are due to meet in Brussels this afternoon for emergency talks on Ukraine. The crisis in (...)

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (2-L) speaks with opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk (3-R), Vitali Klitschko (2-R) and Oleh Tyagnybok (R) during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Epa/Pool

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has offered top government posts to two liberal opposition leaders in a bid to quell protests that are growing (...)

Protesters stand on a barricade during an anti-government protest in Kiev yesterday. The United States said yesterday it was working with European nations to help resolve the deepening crisis in Ukraine, as neighbouring Poland warned that the country of 46 million people could “fall apart”. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Barricades burned again in Kiev last night after Ukraine’s opposition rejected concessions from President Viktor Yanukovich, saying only his resignati(...)