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The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show residential property prices nationally rose by 2.3% in the 12 months to July. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

Abbeyleix Bog. ‘My main hope for the future is in community and volunteer-led initiatives like the Abbeyleix Bog project.’ File photograph:  Bord na Móna

National Biodiversity Week which continues until Saturday, is a celebration of Ireland’s native flowers, trees, insects, animals and birds. Environme(...)

A woman in her 90s has died in a house fire in  Co Donegal. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman in her 90s has died in a house fire in Inishowen, Co Donegal. The blaze broke out at a house in the Illies area of Buncrana just after 4pm o(...)

A solicitor for the man found guilty of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in a car crash in Inishowen, Co Donegal  attempted to stop the inquest from going ahead without Shaun Kelly’s evidence. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A number of the relatives of eight people who were killed in a car crash in Inishowen, Co Donegal have complained that the inquest into the deaths wil(...)

Shaun Kelly (third man from left), flanked by family members, as he arrives at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Donegal before being sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, causing the deaths of eight men. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Family members of most of those killed in the July 2010 crash in Inishowen, Co Donegal, gave victim impact statements at Letterkenny Circuit Court on (...)

Irish philosopher George Berkeley. Photograph: Hulton Archive

That John Toland is not a household name in Ireland has surely much to do with the influence of the Catholic Church on education. A scholar, philos(...)