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Karting remains a relatively Covid-friendly activity, and one that you can have great fun with

Is driving in terminal decline? Even though such car makers as Porsche and Mazda have promised that they’ll have to have steering wheel prised from th(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

Tooting Meadow, in Drogheda, designed by McKevitt King, has won first prize in the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s 2020 public-choice award

A social housing development for families and elderly people in Drogheda, Co Louth, has won the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s 2020 pu(...)

Marino Park extension designed by Ryan W Kennihan Architects.

Even the most modest and commonplace existing structure can benefit greatly a whole new contemporary and different space When many people o(...)

 Kelly Leahy and Aimee Bennett from Crumlin were among the first to secure their order when McDonald’s  reopened its drive thru  on the Kylemore Road on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirty years ago McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in the Soviet Union. Thousands turned up to the grand opening in Moscow’s Pushkinskaya Square (...)

Bananas, as well as pineapples and figs, grew in Connemara in the 19th century, although not everyone had access to them

In my ongoing search for Irish food, or rather experiences of food in Ireland, it never ceases to amaze me what we ate in the past and how that sits w(...)

Samhain in Kylemore Abbey

Samhain celebrations Kylemore Abbey and its Victorian Walled Gardens will mark Samhain on Saturday, October 27th with an afternoon of traditional Con(...)

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a young woman in  Tully Cross, Co Galway early on Sunday.

Gardaí are investigating the alleged rape over the weekend of a young American woman while on a trip to Connemara with her US university. The Irish T(...)

The size of the material in your compost heap will  affect the speed at which it breaks down.  Photograph: Getty

It takes a combination of middle age and a love of gardening to find a barrow-load of homemade garden compost a peculiarly seductive sight. Certainly(...)

John Bruton, seen here with taoiseach  Garret FitzGerald, warned of “serious emerging excesses”. Photograph: Pat Langan

Garret FitzGerald’s unilateral intervention as taoiseach in 1986 to save the Bewley’s chain of cafes in Dublin led to a major row with his minister fo(...)

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