The 12,000-square-foot, 1936 Tuscan-style home was designed by architect Robert D Farquhar. Photograph: Mercer Vine

A house in Los Angeles that sold for $90 million (€77 million) just 10 months ago is back on the market, seemingly untouched, seeking $180 million. Th(...)

 Aileen McGee from Donegal, whose son takes part in the Social Farming Programme. Photogragh:  Brian Farrell

The mother of an autistic teenager who a year ago was “ banging his head off the fireplace” has said the Government’s social farming programme has tur(...)

The National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A State-owned company did not maliciously pursue a long and ultimately unsuccessful multi-million-euro legal battle over whether a company was liable (...)

First lady Michelle Obama. African-Americans make up about 4 per cent of West Virginia’s population. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

A racist post about US first lady Michelle Obama has prompted calls for the director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor to be sacked. (...)

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(...)

 VW says new tech will mean its W12   is the most efficient 12-cylinder engine  in the world

Volkswagen has used the opportunity of a somewhat obscure motor industry get-together, the International Vienna Motor Symposium, to show off some of i(...)

Eddie Hobbs at the launch of Lucinda Creighton’s new political party. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Eddie Hobbs has undoubtedly done this State – or at least its citizens – some service, but characterising him as a universally popular people’s cham(...)

Tyne Bridge in Newcastle: will the northeast become a distant outpost of London-led government if Scotland votes Yes?

Ten years ago, Labour’s John Prescott offered the northeast of England a regional assembly, but it was turned down by three-quarters of those who both(...)

Property Clinic

Q I am on the board of the owners’ management company of a development in south county Dublin which recently took control of the common areas from(...)

The National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown in Dublin. Dublin Waterworld Ltd entered into a lease in 2003 to operate the centre but a dispute later arose about whether VAT was payable on the lease. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The former operator of the National Aquatic Centre is claiming more than €30 million losses and damages over being pursued by a State-owned company fo(...)