Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month.

Fingal County Council has unveiled a comprehensive centenary programme centred around the Battle of Ashbourne which occured during Easter Week 1916. (...)

Rebellion: Ruth Bradley as Frances who plays the part of a teacher at St Enda’s

RTÉ has fired the first major shot in its 1916 centenary programming with glossy drama Rebellion, set during the days surrounding the Easter Rising. (...)

 Caoimhe O’Malley Eleanor Methven James Murphy and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman in You Never Can Tell

Abbey Theatre, Dublin ** Where are we? Bernard Shaw’s 1896 comedy suggests an English seaside resort, where a mother and her three children have (...)

Jack Hume in Walker Cup action; fired a highly impressive four under par 68 to grab a share of second place after the opening round over the Ebreichsdorf course in Austria. Photograph: Getty Images

Walker Cup hero Jack Hume got off to a flying start yesterday in his bid for a coveted European Tour card. Playing in the first qualifying stage over(...)

Chloe Walshe (6), TJ Ormond (6) and Ellie Moonie (8) with Dessie Dolan at the launch of the    Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town initiative. molloyphotography

Former Westmeath county footballer Dessie Dolan has stressed the importance of setting realistic goals when embarking on a fitness regime. He was spea(...)

Fingal County Council has called on Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to let local authorites reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate by more than 15 per cent, due to concerns about house price increases. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has called on the Minister for the Environment to let local authorities reduce the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate by more than 15(...)

Swords Castle, Fingal, is to receive funding for development in an attempt by the county council to bolster the north Dublin town’s tourist industry. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Income from commercial rates in Fingal is projected to increase by €2 million next year, which chief executive Paul Reid says is an indication of “buo(...)

 Des Molloy from Portlaoise with his son Harry (9 months),  with Editor of The Irish Times  Kevin O’Sullivan and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Managing Director Paul Reid. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

He’s bound by the rules of political diplomacy when commenting on international disputes, but the Minister for Foreign Affairs doesn’t hold back when (...)

Many actors are taught a method, others learn a technique, and some, like Coonan, above, discover what kind of actor they are on the job. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Not too long ago, at a party thrown by Aidan Gillen, two actors fell into conversation without knowing they were up for the same part. “Has anyone (...)

Fingal County Council is second in State to signal intention to cut the rate. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the local property tax by 15 per cent, following a(...)