X Factor contestants the Price Brothers, from Blessington, during episode 5 of the ITV1 talent show, The X Factor. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Syco/Thames/ITV Plc/PA Wire

Busking brothers Sean and Conor Price, from Blessington, Co Wicklow, have impressed The X Factor judges with a fresh take on an old classic, as they (...)

Michael McCarthy and Paul Carroll at Bellewstown Races: pair won best dressed couple award

Michael McCarthy and Paul Carroll went into the record books at the weekend by becoming the first gay couple to pick up the best dressed couple award (...)

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort has been purchased for €8 million by the Prem Group. File photograph

The Dublin based Prem Group has bought the four star Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort near Blessington, Co Wicklow for more than €8 million. The hote(...)

Carirn continues to scale its housebuilding operations towards its objective of delivering about 1,000-1,200 homes per year by 2019.

Barry O’Halloran and Fiona Reddan Cairn Homes will be building on up to eight sites by early next year, according to its chief executive, Michael Sta(...)

Auxillary Bishop of Dublin Eamonn Walsh: “Integrity is something with steely courage and love that we all associate with Dermot O’Mahony. And goodness cannot be destroyed.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Dermot O’Mahony had been scapegoated after the 2009 Murphy commission report into clerical child abuse in the Dublin archd(...)

Claire (31) was born in the US after her father Bernard moved to New Jersey with the IDA in the 1970s and met Sheila Nolan, Claire’s mother. In 200(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has issued a statement to accompany the publication of the monthly homeless persons data.  He notes an increase of lmost 20 per cent, in the number of homeless adults since December 2014,. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The escalating homelessness crisis will be discussed at the Cabinet Sub Committee on Social Policy, chaired by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny today (monday(...)

Brendan Tierney (83) of Church View, St Margaret’s Village, Dublin, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

An 83-year-old pensioner, who will have to undergo a hip replacement operation as a result of his car being hit by a Garda vehicle, was on Thursday aw(...)

Children play  in front of the restored west wing of Russborough House at its opening in 2012. The Alfred Beit Foundation has issued a statement saying the Beits themselves sold artworks to assist in the upkeep of the stately home in Blessington, Co Wicklow.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The trust that runs Russborough House has said it approached the Government twice in 2013 seeking support and highlighting the need to sell some Beit (...)

Detail from a painting by David Teniers the younger (1610-1690), with an estimate of £1.2-£1.8 million (€1.6-€2.4), is among the paintings consigned to Christie’s

More than 2,400 people have signed an online petition calling for a halt to the planned sale of paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough Hou(...)