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Children enjoy the kids’ club at The Johnstown Estate. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Easter holidays are just ahead and there are plenty of ways to entertain the children in your life over the next two weeks. Here is a selection of(...)

A large boulder deposited at Annagh Head in Co Mayo.

Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Birdhill, Co Tipperary was named overall winner in Tidy Towns 2017

Birdhill, Co Tipperary, has been named overall winner in this year’s Tidy Towns competition, which drew entries from a record 870 towns and villages. (...)

Getting into the spirit for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever at St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Debbie Hickey/Twitter

Over 200 Kate Bush fans gathered for a group performance of the Wuthering Heights dance routine in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. St Anne’s Park in Ra(...)

General secretary of the Irish Postmaster’s Union Ned O’Hara and president Paddy McCann in Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Postmasters politely applauded Minister for Communications Denis Naughten after he contributed via video link to their annual conference at the weeken(...)

The  mid-terrace building in Westport measures more than 617sq m (7,226sq ft) over three levels

Patricia Staunton of Cushman & Wakefield in Galway is seeking €2.75 million for a prime bank property in Westport, Co Mayo, which will show a net (...)

Ciara Glennon (27), whose body was found in a bush grave in Perth, Western Australia,  in 1997. Police have charged a man with the abduction and murders 20 years ago of three women, including Ms Glennon. Photograph: Reuters

A man has been charged in Australia with the murder 20 years ago of two young women, including Ciara Glennon, who had Irish family connections. Bradl(...)

Investigators are  awaiting the results of  postmortems on the remains of Sinéad Higgins and son Oisín O’Driscoll, which commenced on Friday. File photograph: Twitter

UK police have said the deaths of Sinéad Higgins and her seven-year-old son Oisín O’Driscoll are consistent with a murder-suicide. Investigators are(...)

People caught speeding could be issued with a fine, which started at €80, and three penalty points. Drivers issued with a dangerous driving charge could be disqualified from driving.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland has a problem with speeding, according to a garda who described the 216km/h speed which a driver was caught travelling at as “outrageous”. G(...)

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