Bernadette Manning at 65-66 Mountjoy Square, Dublin: “We had to pin the walls and floors back onto each house. The floors and staircases were slanting inwards on both houses and we needed a jack in the basement to lift the floors and staircases inch by inch over a year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Technically, there is no such thing as a listed building in Ireland. Buildings of historic, architectural, cultural, scientific and artistic intere(...)

A local resident has brought a legal challenge over works being carried out on a property at Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street which are intended to provide(...)

Digging in: Mick O’Dea and Matt Smith at Moy Hill Community Farm. Photograph: Calum Creasey

It’s like a scene from 1950s Ireland. Two workhorses are pulling a harrow across a field in Lahinch. But this is far from a typical farm. After all, L(...)

Tourist attraction? Cliffs on the Wild Atlantic Way. Illustration: Michael Viney

The wavy white lines of the Wild Atlantic Way proliferate on new road signs all around us – signs that light up in car headlights with such explosive (...)

Contrails: the jet streams wrapped around the planet are broad rivers of wind often thousands of kilometres long, shifting between north and south as seasons change. Illustration: Michael Viney

Between the slashing hail squalls borrowed from Canada’s winter, I kept an eye on the sky above the mountain, looking for contrails speeding far too f(...)

A holly patrol has been put in place in the Killarney National Park amid fears that the annual hacking down of whole red-berried holly trees for the C(...)

Nutritionally poor: greater white-toothed shrew

An invasive shrew species is spreading rapidly across the south and midlands, in the process driving out the native pygmy shrew. This is bad news f(...)

Nature’s way: The refurbished playground in Merrion Square, Dublin, which is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant

Swings and roundabouts: What playground do you favour, and why? Email swayman@irishtimes.com or comment on the article below. We hope to publish a (...)

A spokeswoman for Minister Heather Humphreys said the department, the Heritage Council, the Crawford Gallery and other public bodies were offering “advice and assistance” to the Shellswell White family “in working towards a sustainable future for Bantry House”.

Next month’s sale of pictures and furniture at Bantry House in west Cork has been called off – officially because Scottish fine art auctioneers Lyo(...)

The owners of Bantry House in Co Cork, who are planning to sell its contents by auction next month, previously declined a substantial offer of grant (...)