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Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy have filed a formal planning observation against developer Bartra Properties for the plans on a site beside their home in the Bulloch Harbour area of Dalkey in south county Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller

Broadcaster Pat Kenny is fighting plans for a 104-bed nursing home beside his house saying it is akin to stuffing an “ugly sister’s foot into Cinderel(...)

Online Masses from Knock during both lockdowns have been attracting worldwide audiences from as far apart as Ho Chi Minh City to Anchorage in Alaska. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Income at Knock shrine in Co Mayo has been “massively” down due to the Covid-19 pandemic and was now “just keeping going thanks to the generosity of (...)

  Pat Kenny and his wife  state that planning permission should be refused as “this development is ill-thought and appears based on the quest for density alone with scant other consideration”.  File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The broadcaster Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy are opposing plans for three apartment blocks and seven houses on a site adjacent to their Dalkey home. (...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

 Eir said on Thursday that companies controlled by French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel are set to complete the takeover of the former Irish phone monopoly “within weeks”

Eir said on Thursday that companies controlled by French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel are set to complete the takeover of the former Irish phone m(...)

R.E.S.P.E.C.T: a song from Aretha Franklin and many more  on International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

For International Women’s Day  2018 we asked Twitter users to tell us the songs using #IrishTimesTunes that should be added to our empowering, in(...)

Map shows the location of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake that occurred at a depth of 10 km off Alaska on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Alaska and parts of western Canada braced for a possible tsunami on Tuesday after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, sparking evacu(...)

Bettystown, Co Meath, was once prominent as a holiday destination, due to its magnificent beach and dunes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meath’s coastline is a short one, with a 3km beach running from the south at Laytown, through Bettystown, to Mornington, which makes up 40 per cent of(...)

Children help Cynthia Erickson decorate a lemon blueberry cake she made from a boxed cake mix at her home in Tanana,  central Alaska. People customise cakes with Sprite, rum, sea gull eggs and other available ingredients. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

In a modest boardinghouse on an Alaskan island just 30 miles across the sea from Russia, a handwritten order form hangs on the refrigerator. There are(...)

The founder of French broadband internet provider Iliad, Xavier Niel. Photograph: EPA/POOL Philippe Wojazer

France’s richest technology billionaire knew sex would sell on the internet even before the World Wide Web was invented. Xavier Niel learned the art(...)

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