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IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Dundalk was “sneeringly hostile” to the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, according to records from the time that are to be publis(...)

Shannon Airport had almost twice (195 per cent) the average monthly rainfall in January. Photograph: iStock

It was wetter than usual in January with the west of Ireland experiencing some heavy rainfall while Dublin Airport experienced its wettest hour in alm(...)

The vast uninhabited wilderness dominated by the Nephhin range held me entranced.

My offering this week comes from the lobby of the Westport Woods Hotel, where I have laid claim to the most comfortable armchair. My justification is(...)

Some 14 per cent of work permit breaches on fishing vessels    related to ‘working without permission’. Photograph: Getty

Almost 200 breaches of work permits on fishing boats have been identified over the past 18 months by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). In a r(...)

Strollers in the sunshine at St Stephens Green. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

Temperatures of 13 degrees have been recorded across the country on Saturday, with highs of up to 15 degrees expected over the weekend. Met Éireann h(...)

Sunshine in Dublin People take a lunch-time break in the sunshine at St Stephen’s Green , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The weekend will get off to a glorious start with highs of 18 degrees across the country. The west and centre of the country will see the best of th(...)

An ESB crew at work in Sandyford, Co Dublin, following Storm Doris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Although the month ended with Storm Doris, February’s weather was generally mild and drier than normal in some places, according to the latest Met Éir(...)

 Swimmers bask in  sunshine late last month, at Seapoint, Co Dublin. Met Éireann forecaster Pat Clarke said people should make the best of the good weather this weekend as more cloud and rain is forecast for next week.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many parts of the country had their coldest September in more than two decades. All parts of the county were colder than normal with temperatures 0.4(...)

"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Today is reader Leanne S Roche’s favourite day at work because it means she gets to visit The Cupca(...)

May was wet, cold and miserable everywhere. Most stations around the country with the exception of a few on the western seaboard had their coolest May for between five and 19 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most parts of the country had the coldest May in almost 20 years with temperatures well below normal for the time of year. It was also an exceptiona(...)

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