Five years ago, Ballynoe House on 50 acres at Ardattin, Co Carlow, was valued at €3.8 million. Today, the estate is for sale by private treaty (...)

Dead lambs lie in the snow as farmers search for trapped sheep in snow drifts in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim last month. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Northern farmers and the Stormont Executive are braced for a spiralling bill for large-scale livestock losses following last month’s devastatin(...)

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said British army technical experts had been called to the scene.

A man (46) has been arrested in connection with a suspected dissident attack on police in Northern Ireland. Police officers narrowly esc(...)

“If I were to sum up my life, everything has been about love,” Princess Lilian of Sweden once said. In what Swedes consider a Cinderella story,(...)

Ireland has such a soft spot for nobility; earls especially. More than 500 years after the old Gaelic aristocracy sailed from Lough Swilly towa(...)

Charlie Agnew, nephew of John Pat Cunningham,  with the  apology from the British ministry of defence and a picture of Mr Cunningham at a press conference in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The British ministry of defence has apologised to the family of a 27-year-old man with a mental dis(...)

People wait to use the ATM machines outside a Laiki Bank branch in the Cypriot capital  Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Petros Karadjias

The Cypriot parliament will hold an emergency debate this afternoon on the terms of Cyprus ’s bailout deal amid mountin(...)

Father-and-daughter trainers: Richie and Joanna Clifford on Reality Bites, on RTÉ Two, a series whose lateral approach can generate unexpected results

I like this year’s series of Reality Bites, and not just because each slice-of-Irish-life documentary is well made but also because they are pl(...)