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No matter where you are on the island, experienced runner Conor O'Keeffe has a route picked for you.  Please remember the maps be(...)

For the Celt the Neolithic marvel of Newgrange became the home of gods and a passage between worlds. And let’s not forget the Celtic Samhain, the night on which a portal is opened between worlds. Photograph: Getty Images

Can the dead communicate with the living? There is nothing like war or pestilence, such as our current pandemic, to bring such questions to the fore. (...)

CRH subsidiary Oldcastle Building Envelope supplies architectural glass for federal projects, and is contracted on a project for the US federal court house in Miami. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A US subsidiary of Irish building materials giant CRH agreed to pay $300,000 (€265,715) in back wages and interest after the company was alleged to ha(...)

A coroner has described a stretch of the N17 road, where three generations of a family – a grandmother, her daughter and grandson – died last Septembe(...)

Aloys Fleischmann (left) playing chess in Oldcastle Camp, Co Meath. He was interned as an “enemy alien” during the first World War.

When Ireland found itself at war in late 1914, hundreds of German men who were resident here had to be arrested as “enemy aliens”.   However ino(...)

50 of the best picnic spots in Ireland: nothing says summer like cheese and onion crisps with an optional sprinkling of sand and a spectacular view of coast, waterfall, lighthouse or forest. Photograph: E+/Getty

The French invented picnics. The Australians professionalised them, adding high-tech portable barbecues, 13 kinds of posh hummus, and sun shades so co(...)

‘This would have been a very loving gift from a husband to wife,’ says auctioneer Damien Matthews “This would have been a very loving gift from a husband to wife,” said auctioneer Damien Matthews ahead of the auction.

It is difficult to describe Lot 475 in next weekend’s two-day auction at Matthews Auctioneers in Oldcastle, Co Meath, without resorting to double-ente(...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

Guests at the Dean Hotel in Dublin often want to buy the beds and furniture

March is Bed Month and, more than ever, the importance of a good night’s sleep is being stressed by doctors and health professionals. We could learn (...)

CRH shares dropped by more than 3 per cent to €31.90 on Thursday

Ireland’s Iseq index stood out as a weak spot across European markets as index heavyweight CRH slid on reports that US president Donald Trump’s eagerl(...)

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