At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

When he discovered that the previous occupant had lived in a chalet on site for 10 years, Greg Kinsella assumed that there was already planning permission to replace it. Unfortunately for him, he was wrong, and Wicklow County Council has been pursuing a case against him since his chalet (above) was first built in August 2012. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times 1:28

The wooden chalet that brought down the wrath of Wicklow County Council and the full rigours of the law on a young couple is well out of sight of pass(...)

Last week’s order permits demolition of the home at Tinode, Blessington, Co Wicklow, on the N81 road between Tallaght and Blessington, of Gregory Kinsella, his partner and their young child. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 1:28

A young family’s chalet home built near Blessington, Co Wicklow must be demolished by January 31st next, the High Court has ruled. An order for demoli(...)

Woodberry House, a large four bedroom bungalow minutes from the N11 near Coynes Cross, has all the stables a horse-mad family could ask for – a couple(...)

The ‘smarties bed’ in June Blake’s Co Wicklow garden last year, filled with ‘Burgundy’, ‘Ballerina’, ‘Negrita’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Bastagne Parrot’ tulips. Photograph: Richard Johnston

There are moments, such as in the middle of an ice-cold, stone-hard winter, when it feels as if time has slowed to a frozen standstill in the garde(...)

Sean FitzPatrick: he is charged with failing to disclose the true value of loans given to him, or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society from 2002 to 2007 while he was an officer of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: David Sleator

Evidence in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick, who allegedly failed to disclose the true value of multi-million euro loan(...)

The Fern in the Area by Jack B Yeats, which measures 40cm by 50cm, was one of three paintings stolen from a house in Donard, Co Wicklow.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the theft of three valuable paintings from a house in Co Wicklow last year.They have appealed again for informati(...)

Recently described by Philip King as “the still centre at the heart of The Frames”, it’s easy to overlook Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s substantial b(...)

Marlton Hall, Wicklow town: starting at €275,000

New housing developments are springing up throughout the county, with the exception of Arklow where prices have not risen enough for builders to ri(...)

The Danes, Ashford:  €1.5 million, Savills

The Danes, Ashford, €1.5 million, Savills This house stands at a whopping 774sq m (8,329sq ft). Not only does it guarantee total privacy w(...)