“I am Baba” was commissioned under Exploring and Thinking: A Collaborative Framework for Early Childhood Arts in the Dublin region – an initiative generated in partnership by Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photograph: Neil Harrison

Upstairs at Blanchardstown’s Draíocht Theatre, a sea-green tent has been pitched in the middle of a room. Outside is a cluster of buggies, bags and sh(...)

Icelandic turf buildings at Glaumbær.

We may have thought we had a special relationship with turf. But how about a house made of the stuff? In Iceland, turf has been used for house constru(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has engulfed most of Ireland’s mortgage lenders and, in its report this week, the Central Bank said it continued to encou(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: ANC is due to vote on his successor. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo/Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into US links to South Africa’s Gupta family, escalating a political scandal over the three brothers’ alleged use (...)

Deputy Irish PM Frances Fitzgerald, Sabina Coyne, Irish President Michael Higgins and ARU Chief Bull Pulver at Australia Rugby Union HQ in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins said that he was “more than optimistic” that Australia would support Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after (...)

Simon Zebo is tackled during Ireland and Australia’s last meeting at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Australia will host Ireland in the first three-test rugby series between the countries in June 2018, the country’s rugby union announced on a visit by(...)

Warren Gatland: “I don’t know what planet he’s on but I was on a different tour to him if he thought we should have won comfortably.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland has revealed he was hurt by Seán O’Brien’s public criticism of the coaching on the summer British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma. South Africa’s appeals court has ruled that Zuma must face a range of corruption charges. File photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s appeals court has ruled that the country’s president, Jacob Zuma, must face a range of corruption charges that were controversially dro(...)

The crude divorce rate in Ireland is 0.6 per cent, according to the Eurostat.

Ireland’s divorce rate remains remarkably low when compared with the rest of Europe and the wider world. According to the April 2016 census, as publi(...)