Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

Ssinger and guitarist Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana at the recording of  ‘MTV Unplugged in  Novemeber  1993. Photograph:  Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

The first public exhibition of some of Kurt Cobain’s personal items is be put on display this summer at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Co Kil(...)

Killian McNulty on a Milo Baughman grey velour sofa at home in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every item in Killian McNulty’s home in Clontarf, a stylishly modernised 1940s semi that he shares with his wife, artist/lighting designer Niamh Barry(...)

Super Extra Bonus Party: Cormac Brady is on the left. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan

On a summer afternoon in Kildare in 1998, a woman was hit by a vehicle in the car park of Newbridge shopping centre. My mate Brett and I saw it happen(...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

The Catholic Church in Ireland has put the collection box out for Irish business, seeking millions to help fund this year’s visit by Pope Francis, according to the ‘Sunday Business Post’. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Goodbody valuation The sale of Goodbody Stockbrokers to Chinese investors will value the business at €150 million, reports the Sunday Business Post.(...)

Screengrab from a video titled 'Gotta love cup season' which shows punching and large-scale violence in the smoking area of Kiely’s pub in  Donnybrook, Dublin 4

On Monday evening of this week a number of videos showing a group of young men breaking into a fight outside a pub in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, began to a(...)

“It’s an amazing way of celebrating our Irishness in this period of historic centenaries,” claims Sorcha

I’ve been tackled in my time by 250lb of prime Newbridge College beef. I’ve had my eyes gouged, my testicles twisted and my head trod upon more t(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

 Deirdre Jacob (18) was last seen on July 28th, 1998 near her home in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

The father of Deirdre Jacob, who disappeared almost 20 years ago, made a direct plea to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan for a new approach to th(...)

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