With the economy expected to continue its recovery and a number of significant developments due to enter the construction phase, it is likely the number of cranes on Dublin’s skyline will increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were 60 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on February 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street.(...)

Much research has been done on how badgers may transmit bTB to cattle, on the impacts of culling, and the effectiveness of the vaccine alternative. The outcomes are not definitive. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Few stories in the Irish environmental and agricultural worlds are as thorny and long running as the debate about culling badgers to limit the spread (...)

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as ‘one of the most dangerous roads’ in the State. File photograph: Getty Images/National Geographic

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as “one of the most dangerous roads” in the (...)

Minister of State at the OPW Sean Canney indicated the report on flooding was not an adequate response to the challenges faced by threatened communities. Photograph: PA

An official report dealing with flooding is to be reworked after the Minister in charge said it was not an adequate response to the challenges faced b(...)

The Representative Church Body Library is, inter alia, the archives of the Church of Ireland. Among its resources are important collections of archite(...)

Irelan’d MEPs might soon have the opportunity to conduct their parliamentary business through Irish as a result of Brexit.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish MEPs might have to brush up on their Irish language skills after it was claimed that English would no longer retain its status as a working lang(...)

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Donald Trump’s controversial €10 million rock barrier plan for his Doonbeg golf links resort has received a setback after a Government department rule(...)

Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)

 Katherine Nolan performing at Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol on Saturday. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kilmainham Gaol has opened its doors to the public as a performance space. The picturesque setting of the East Wing of the jail resonated to the ang(...)

The remains of Carstown House, a rare example of a 17th-century manor house. The five dormer windows in the attic were added later. Photographs: Fergal McGirl

Why is it of interest? Carstown House near Termonfeckin in Co Louth is a rare example of a 17th-century Irish manor house. It is designated a build(...)