Long-term interest in Ireland: Luke Comer in the kitchen of the new Hersil Wood development in Knocklyon, Dublin 16. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 5:02

Luke Comer is only half an hour late, which is good going by all accounts. The developer, who with his brother Brian, has built a £2.5 billion prop(...)

 Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

The announcement last month that Apple is to planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, alongside a twin development in Denmark,(...)

The  “blue moon” year and the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet WB Yeats will be marked by 30 young harpists giving a free performance in south Galway on Thursday night

The “blue moon” year and the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet WB Yeats will be marked by 30 young harpists giving a free performance in south Ga(...)

The food producers recognised at the  Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

They don’t make much jam in east Africa, explains Veronica Molloy, dishing out some of her lime and tequila marmalade. “It’s margarita in a jar instea(...)

Changes to NCT test centres, including some 24-hour testing, are being rolled out to combat “unprecedented” demand. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

Changes to NCT test centres, including some 24-hour testing, are being rolled out to combat “unprecedented” demand for appointments following changes (...)

Limerick remains the best value destination in Ireland at an average of €76 a room. Killarney is the most expensive at €111

The cost of staying in an Irish hotel climbed by 10 per cent, or more than 10 times the rate of general inflation last year, according to a new survey(...)

 Snow is seen at Glencullen in the Dublin mountains from earlier this year. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 0:21

Weather forecasts left the country braced for widespread snowfall overnight, much of it determined to stick around. Whatever individual counties wa(...)

Brian O Donnell (right) pictured arriving at the Four Courts with his son, Blake  for a Supreme Court judgement last month. Photograph:  Collins

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his family have been fighting a legal battle over his €1 billion property empire and upmarket home on Vico Road in Killi(...)

 Stephen Hamilton and Róisín Hanley are among the performers taking part in the Galway Bailando documentary that highlights the city’s dance culture. 5:46

French writer Baudelaire once described dancing as “poetry with arms and legs”, and its popularity is one of Galway’s best-kept secrets.Now 77 dancers(...)

 Galway Bahá’i  community member Sahar Rahmani (right), who spoke at the screening of the documentary ‘To Light a Candle’,  with her daughter Amelia Chah and her mother Mitra Rahmani. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish universities could provide moral support to the persecuted Bahá’i community in Iran through recognising their third-level qualifications, a mee(...)