Lambay Castle, parts of which are understood to date from 1467, was bought by the Baring banking family more than 110 years ago and has been in private use since

A row among the extended Baring family over the installation of an en-suite bathroom in the 100-year old guest wing of Lambay Castle has been brought (...)

The partridge’s shift from ubiquity to extreme rarity is a textbook illustration of the intimate relationship between wildlife and farming practices.

The courtship song of the grey partridge is rather harsh, to human ears at least. But its kierr-ik dialogue used to be as evocative of Irish summer ni(...)

Joint agents Lisney and JLL are seeking in excess of €6 million for the 1.48 hectares (3.658 acres) – or at least €500,000 per house site

An exclusive site going on the market today with planning permission for 12 prestigious houses near Malahide in north Dublin is likely to prompt many (...)

Belcamp College, part of Belcamp House, showing signs of the disrepair into which the property on the Malahide Road, Dublin, has fallen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Belcamp House is a late 18th century Georgian County House on an elevated site in north Dublin. It was originally built for Sir Edward Newenham, a (...)

Domville Woods in Santry Demesne, winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for housing, incorporated existing mature trees on the site into the design. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Dublin firm DTA Architects has been awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) housing medal for Domville Woods in Santry Deme(...)

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(...)

Effects of pyrite on a house in Fingal. The presence of the mineral has been discovered in homes in the  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Council areas. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Pyrite, a mineral which can cause severe structural damage to buildings, has been discovered in homes in Dún Laoghaire and south Dublin. Minister of S(...)

Barristers don’t have to wear a wig these days, although it is unwise not to wear one in certain judges’ courts. Some barristers say wigs are useful on bad hair days.    Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

At an age when most of my peers were thinking about retirement, I trained as a barrister. I had worked successfully as a town planner for years, now I(...)

The HSE plans to build the new hospital facility on the grounds of St Ita’s Hospital in Portrane, north County Dublin, near the village of Donabate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Councillors from north Dublin have voiced concerns over plans to build a new mental health hospital in the region.Fingal County Council discussed the (...)

Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/INPHO

The start of 2015 is just over a month away but multiple Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Bram(...)