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 Claudia Jessie (L) and Nicola Coughlan in Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’. Photograph: Liam Daniel/Netflix

On December 25th, 1914, French, German and British soldiers headed into no man’s land to exchange food, tobacco, souvenirs and Christmas greetings. No(...)

Retreats: On one level, you withdraw for a while from worldly cares; on another your mind, heart and soul reach out to engage with the divine.

When I was a student at Cambridge I went on a retreat with some friends. It was a silent affair, and we were still very young, so we spent most of the(...)

17 Beverton Green, Donabate, Co Dublin

17 Beverton Green, Donabate, Co Dublin Turnkey three-bed semi set in a cul-de-sac overlooking a green space. About 139 sq m that includes a spacious (...)

Summer trading was ‘good’, says Abbey. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Dublin-listed home builder Abbey is on track to match or better last year’s first-half turnover and profit, the company said on Friday. In a trading (...)

Samuel Johnson: his biographer James Boswell quotes him as telling an Irish friend in 1779: “Do not make a union with us, Sir. We should unite with you only to rob you.”

‘Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.” Dr Samuel Johnson’s quip about the Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim still invites a chuckle , even if th(...)

Abbey said its profit for the year amounted to €33 million before tax for the year to the end of April

Executive directors at Dublin-listed homebuilder Abbey saw a rise in pay last year despite profits plunging 40 per cent. The company’s annual report (...)

Glenstal Abbey’s international students will isolate in the school away from others for two weeks before even venturing within the school. Photograph: Frank Miller

Every school in the State is making plans for a return of pupils, but the Benedictine-run Glenstal Abbey day and boarding school in Murroe, Co Limeric(...)

Johnes Camargo waiting on Abbey Street to board the bus to work. Photograph: Shauna Bowers

Just before 8am on Monday morning, Gerard Sweetman stood at the bus stop on the main street of Swords, Co Dublin, waiting to board the 41C. “I’m goin(...)

Abbey said its housebuilding operations completed 490 sales.

Profits at Dublin-listed homebuilder Abbey fell almost 40 per cent last year, the company’s annual results show. In its results for the year ended Ap(...)

Barber Alan Kelly cuts  Anthony Remedy’s hair as his dog, TeddyBear, looks on in the Regent Barber Shop, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Any notions that the end of June would mark a return to business as usual for Dublin’s Temple Bar were dispelled by lunchtime on Monday when the city’(...)

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