Number 12 Deerpark Road came to the market with a bullish price of €1.75 million and within three months sold for €1.8 million, a new high for the residential suburb of Mount Merrion

The autumn property season is well under way and now seems like a good time to take a look at how a selection of Dublin properties featured in the las(...)

Stepaside Garda Station in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An increasing population in Stepaside, Co Dublin justifies the reopening of its Garda station despite a significant dip in crime in the area over the (...)

A house hidden away on a lane off Knocknacree Road in Dalkey was once a schoolroom for children of the grand Victorian house in front of it, according(...)

The narrow streets of the Collachio – the ancient part of the city – in Vittoriosa, which is full of charming houses and auberges, framed in colourful bougainvillea, oleander and jacaranda. Photograph: Getty Images
Finding a different Malta
  • Travel
  • September 16, 2017, 06:00

I fell in love with Maltese stone on my first visit in 2012. The buttery tones of Valletta’s sculptural edifices warmed my heart; I had never realised(...)

A letter from WB Yeats to his  friend and first lover, Olivia Shakespear, featuring the poem “After Long Silence”,   is displayed at the Yeats: The Family Collection exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

There is a curious silence in Ireland about the imminent sell-off by Sotheby’s of a weighty collection of Yeats papers. The catalogue from Sotheby’s t(...)

The Irish Underwater Council and divers with the Protect Dublin Bay group have objected to use of the Burford Bank for dumping any spoil as the sea area from Rockabill to Dalkey island is now a special area of conservation. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Port is deploying four data buoys in Dublin Bay over the weekend which will monitor whale and dolphin activity in the area during the Alexandra(...)

The diningroom at Montebello, Killiney Hill Road, Co Dublin

The unassuming wrought-iron gates denoting the entrance to Montebello, on Killiney Hill Road in south Co Dublin, give very little indication as to wha(...)

Inishcorrig on Coliemore Road in Dalkey, Co Dublin, which has its own private harbour, has gone sale agreed after two years on the market.

News reaches Around the Block that after two years on the market one of Dalkey’s most striking – and pricey – private homes, Inishcorrig, has sold. Th(...)

Winterbrook Homes is required to provide five apartments for sale to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for social housing, at a discounted price, if it secures planning permission. Photograph: Reuters

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is being asked to pay more than €500,000 each for social housing apartments in an as yet unbuilt complex in Dalk(...)

“It’s an old rugby injury. You were probably wondering was I that Ross O’Carroll-Kelly? There’s your answer.” Illustration: Alan Clarke

Ten o’clock on Monday morning and there’s a ring on the door. I hobble down the hallway on crutches to answer it and it ends up being – oh happy day! (...)