Audrey Adams: ‘There is a massive sense of satisfaction seeing something being resurrected. I have seen people burst into tears when they see  the renovation.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lying in the back of Audrey Adams’ large white van in Ballyfermot is a dining table from the Princess Grace suite in the Shelbourne Hotel, while her w(...)

Bishop Éamonn Walsh: he suggested that the money saved might be donated to a hospices that  help people with addiction issues. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People might give up alcohol for Lent, or cut down on their intake, Dublin’s Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Éamonn Walsh has suggested.“It makes good heal(...)

The former Molyneux Asylum for Blind females was put on the market late last year for €1.5 million

A former nursing home in Dublin 6, with frontage to both Leeson Park and Upper Leeson Street, has just been sold for more than double its asking pric(...)

Senator David Norris: has proposed establishing a powerful commission to take charge of Georgian Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The idea of establishing a powerful commission to take charge of Dublin’s Georgian core, as proposed by Senator David Norris, is not new. He himself h(...)

A scene from Dublin’s  Countdown Concert at College Green last New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There mightn’t be any fireworks, but plenty of other dazzling events are due to light up Dublin this New Year’s in place of pyrotechnics. Tuesday, Dec(...)

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform live from Moscow via satellite at the Lighthouse Cinema on Sunday. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images.
What’s on this weekend?

Pony Panto Comedy dance theatre company Ponydance presents its twist on pantomime at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, together with a (...)

Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

Snow falls on Homeless Jesus in Toronto. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Somebody called the cops on Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina, where one resident reported “him” to the police, mistaking the life-size bronze by C(...)

Born in Dublin in 1953, Rev Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon attended Mountjoy School and Trinity College where he studied Philosophy.

Rev Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon has been elected new Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. He succeeds The Rt Rev Trevor Williams who retired(...)

Miler Magrath: “The rehabilitation process could be tricky. For Catholics, Miler has the double black mark of being a ‘heretic’  for taking the Oath of Supremacy to Elizabeth and for having been excommunicated. On the Protestant side, Miler is an embarrassment, although the only known portrait of him hangs alongside those of other bishops in the Clogher episcopal gallery. ”

It may be time to rehabilitate Miler Magrath as Ireland’s pioneering ecumenist. He managed to be simultaneously a Catholic and a Protestant bishop, a (...)