The River Lee in Cork city. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The River Lee has burst its banks along the south channel in Cork city, resulting in a second consecutive night of flooding in the city. Flooding has (...)

 The Skellig Michael site after the removal of Lucasfilm’s tents and equipment. Photograph: An Taisce

A report into the Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael in early September has found that Lucasfilm’s presence had “no adverse impact on seabirds, thei(...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: An Taisce

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that “incidents” occurred on Skellig Michael during Star Wars filming last week that required “repairs”(...)

‘Star Wars’ crew collect provisions at Portmagee, Co Kerry, on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

As shooting for the eighth episode of the ‘Star Wars’ film saga begins on Skellig Michael, 12 writers and a photographer associated with the Kerry isl(...)

For 600 years Skellig Michael  was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A senior University College Cork archaeology lecturer has criticised Government’s “sidelining” of State agencies responsible for the Unesco world heri(...)

The former Garda station in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, sold for €132,000 at an auction in Kilkenny

Rural Garda stations may no longer be of service to the State but they appear to have growing appeal for home buyers and community groups around th(...)

LÉ Samuel Beckett patrols Skellig Michael during filming last year for the new Star Wars film (overlay). Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Samuel Beckett would find the absurd in it and Charles J Haughey would turn in his grave. That’s the view of several Kerry-based artists concerned (...)

Convention Centre Dublin opened in September 2010 and has since hosted over 1,1000 events

The sale of the operating business of the Convention Centre Dublin to the Irish Infrastructure Fund has been completed, it was confirmed on Friday. Th(...)

Kevin Street Garda Station is soon to be vacated by the Gardaí. Photograph: Sara Freund 4:05

Hidden behind the crumbling concrete and pebbledash render of Dublin’s Kevin Street Garda station, buried beneath lino floors and above plasterboard c(...)

‘Head of a Dominican Monk’ by Rubens from the Russborough House collection

The Government has welcomed the emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Chris(...)