Developer Sean Mulryan has ambitious plans for his adopted home town of Ballymore Eustace in Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sean Mulryan’s love of Ballymore Eustace is a long-established one, dating as it does back to 1979, when at the age of 25, he developed his first one-(...)

Just 2%  of treated water is drunk, with the remainder of domestic consumption going on bathroom and kitchen use, and some 7%  on customer-side leaks. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water fears that the current drought may see pressure on water supplies extend well beyond the summer months and possibly over next winter. Wit(...)

A Civil War era munition has been made safe after it was discovered near a Co Kildare town.  File photograph: Defence Forces

A Civil War era munition has been made safe after it was discovered near a Co Kildare town. An Army bomb disposal team made the weapon safe and remo(...)

Sean Mulryan’s Forget The Past, running at Leopardstown Photograph: Eric Luke

Developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Properties is making a comeback to racing by sponsoring one of the headline contests on the final day of this month(...)

Finishing touches: interiors company Neptune can help spruce up the guest room

Time, according to the philosopher Heraclitus, is a game played beautifully by children. But some adults play beautifully with it too. Ian Walton has (...)

 One of the reservoirs at the Stillorgan facility in Co Dublin. Irish Water is to spend €80m  building a covered water storage facility in Stillorgan. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Irish Water is to spend €80 million building a covered water storage facility at the 150-year-old Stillorgan reservoir, which provides drinking water (...)

Shannon pipeline: Parteen Weir. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tall as a house and with a smile almost as broad as his shoulders, Liam Minehan is a Tipperary farmer well aware he lives in paradise. “Just walk to t(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has called a meeting over a proposal which would see the break-up of an 800 year old diocese. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A meeting has been called by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough Michael Jackson to discuss proposed changes which would see it(...)

The animal, which is much more nimble on his feet than a typical lamb, and its mother

Is it a shoat or a geep? That’s the question being asked by publican and farmer Paddy Murphy after one of his sheep mated with a goat and gave (...)

Workers deliver water treatment chemicals to the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant in Co. Wicklow last week. Photograph: Collins

Dublin City Council has been at pains to stress this week that there is no problem with the quality of the water processed by the Ballymore Eustace tr(...)