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 (...)

The 4th annual Charlie Chaplin film festival returns to Waterville in Co Kerry this weekend with live comedy, music, street theatre, workshops, discussion panels and the very best of film both in comedy and social commentary.

A look at what’s on around the country this weekend: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival The 4th annual film festival returns to Watervill(...)

Nico Hatron and Fiona Hatron-Byrne with their children Kiran (9) and Harry (19 months), at Cabinteely, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Overprotective parents are the butt of the joke in an advert released by St John Ambulance in the UK this summer that depicts a boy receiving a pre(...)

Dún Aonghasa – one of Aran’s most spectacular monuments. Photograph: Discovery programme

When two Trinity College scientists landed on the Aran islands in 1891, they visited graveyards in search of old skulls, and all resident males were (...)

‘Where the River Shannon Flows’ was a best-seller in 1940. Illustration: Michael Viney

The new logo on our road signs had me puzzled for days. Wavy white lines on blue – what was that about? Narrow, wiggly, bumpy roads? Fair enough. Good(...)

The stable block and chapel of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Why is it of interest? Charleville Castle is an extravagantly proportioned Gothic Revival castle, built by Francis Johnson between 1800 and 1812 for (...)