Ballyfin in Co Laois: the best hotel in Ireland.

Ballyfin in Co Laois topped the list of best Irish hotels as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Six other five-star hotels scored s(...)

Part of the roof of Kilcorney church in north Cork blown off during Storm Ophelia. Photograph:  John Tarrant

A priest and community in northwest Cork who lost much of the roof of their church in Monday’s storm have said that they will repair the damage. Stor(...)

Bronagh Rogers, who has made it to the final six in the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, presenting her semi-final dish to judges Graham Neville, Gareth Mullins and Danni Barry

Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan has been announced as the guest judge for the Euro-Toques Ireland Young Chef of the Year competition, the(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

 Prof Neil Marlow, University College London, UK and Dr Deirdre Murray, SFI Infant Centre, University College Cork pictured at Baby Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn Conference in Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Cooling a newborn baby’s brain after a difficult or an early birth can slow down brain damage, a conference has been told. However the challenge was (...)

A car which had been driven by tourists was left dangling over the lakes of Killarney at lunchtime on Friday. Photograph: Raymond O’Shea

A tourist couple were left teetering in their car high over one of Ireland’s most famous viewing spots on Friday afternoon – after a freak accident wh(...)

 Potters Point proved too good for Arkwhist in the Kerry National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s dominance of Ireland’s big handicap chase prizes could continue at Limerick on Sunday with Arkwhist prominent in the sponsor’s betti(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

‘Mrs Herbert of Muckross with a Maltese Terrier’

Nearly 150 years after it was rejected by her husband, a commissioned portrait of “Mrs Herbert of Muckross” by John Butler Yeats is returning to her f(...)