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 Briain McGeary dressed as Santa embraces his sister Brónagh on her arrival back from Vancouver after one year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

For Briain McGeary, the most appropriate way to welcome his sister home for the holidays was by dressing up in a Santa costume when he met her in the (...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

Kids often find it boring to hike with their parents and siblings, but if their friends come along on the hike, the transformation in their attitudes can be spectacular.

There has never been a better time to be an outdoors child in the Dublin area. There has never been such an abundance of public parks, with well-main(...)

Hazelbrook Square was once the site of the HB ice cream plant in Nutgrove, producer of a range of ice-creams that were synonymous with childhood in I(...)

1 Redwood Court, Churchtown, Dublin 14Agent: DNG Terenure; Asking price: €650,000; 215sq m (2,310sq ft)

In 2012, Rathfarnham seemed to have dropped lower than most other areas – semi-detached homes in good locations requiring modernisation could have (...)

The countermand was issued by Eoin MacNeill, commander of the Irish Volunteers, in a last-minute attempt to cancel a mobilisation planned for Easter Sunday 1916.

“Volunteers completely deceived. All orders for tomorrow Sunday are completely ca(...)

Dublin Mid West TD Joanna Tuffy opposed the move and delegates backed her. She said all members of the executive board should be elected annually.

The age limit for being considered a “youth” in the Labour party has gone up after delegates voted to raise the age for exiting the party’s youth wing(...)

Gardaí are investigating the discovery yesterday of skeletal remains at Kilakee Mountain, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are preserving the scene in south Dublin where human skeletal remains were found last evening.The discovery was made by a woman who was out wal(...)