Members of Macnas performance group in Temple Bar, Dublin, during ’the Summoning’, part of last year’s Bram Stoker Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

From Bram Stoker to personal wellbeing to all that jazz, there’s a range of enticing events on nationwide this Halloween bank holiday weekend. The 15(...)

A witch from the Spirits of Meath Halloween festival. Photograph: Barry Cronin

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start making planning the weekend. Here is a quick selection of events that will entertain the whole fa(...)

 Concert goers celebrate the New Year at Madison Square Garden  in New York City. PhotographBrad Barket/Getty Images

A 5,300kg Waterford Crystal ball took centre stage in New York overnight.Roughly a million revellers packed New York’s Times Square and rang in the n(...)

The Procession of Light picutred going down Grafton Street in Dublin as part of the New Year’s Festival tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Nobody could accuse the organisers of Dublin’s New Year’s Festival of lacking ambition. The capital’s reputation as a party city did not tradit(...)

Ponies Don’t Play Football

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A woman bails out water from a shop in Cork last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Traders in Cork city centre are counting the cost this morning after a combination of high tides and strong southeasterly winds sent flood waters wash(...)

The River Lee has burst its banks in Cork city centre. Photograph: Damian Ó Laocha

Cork is again counting the cost of the bad weather after a combination of heavy overnight rain and high tides caused flooding in low-lying parts of th(...)

Flooding at Wandsford Quay in Cork this morning. Photograph: Darren Hayes/@theamazinghayes

Motorists have been advised to slow down and take care as gale force winds, high tides and very high seas pound the country in the latest storm to swe(...)

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