Pope Francis waves before his Angelus prayer after a Mass for Italian youths at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

The pope is coming. So, what exactly is happening? The World Meeting of Families festival kicks off in the RDS and around the country on Tuesday, Aug(...)

Exiting the Phoenix Park tunnel on the way to Heuston Station. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

New rail commuter services using the Phoenix Park Tunnel line will start operating next Monday. Iarnród Éireann said services connecting stations bet(...)

Irish Water problem has caused ripples of dissatisfaction

Is Irish Water a figment of our imaginations? Deirdre O’Leary wrote to us as “a last resort” with a query about Irish Water. She wants to know(...)