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Restored in 2017, Market House in Stradbally, Co Laois, got a new lease of life when a Friday farmers market  commenced – in the middle of a pandemic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone who has ever driven through the Laois town of Stradbally will be familiar with the rust-coloured canopy of the Market House in the town’s squar(...)

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

The Long Room in Trinity College, Dublin’s library contains 350,000 books which will have to be removed, catalogued, cleaned and then put back on to their shelves. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A €90 million restoration of Trinity College Dublin’s world-famous Old Library will see the removal into storage of all 750,000 of its books. The re(...)

The pub is a large premises with a beer garden, music and entertainment section, bar and pool tables. Photograph: iStock

A judge has refused to renew the licence of a pub in Co Laois after gardaí objected, citing breaches of Covid-19 restrictions during the pandemic. Th(...)

Auctioneer Philip Sheppard was  at pains to point out that the vase  was not part of the contents of dancer and artist Michael Flatley’s home, but rather an additional lot

A 300-year-old vase which made its way from the Chinese mainland to the Irish midlands in circumstances shrouded in mystery is on its way back east af(...)

Town: 41 Brookfield Green, Kimmage Dublin 12

TOWN Address 41 Brookfield Green, Kimmage Dublin 12  Agent DNG  Pretty three-bed semi-detached house in a cul-de-sac with 85sq m (914sq ft)(...)

Skoda’s Enyaq in convoy in Co Laois.

Skoda likes to play the Irish card. Its Celtic roots may be as tenuous as a 1980s Irish soccer international, but it’s fair to say that many here have(...)

Lot 91 in Mullen’s  Collector Cabinet sale: Erskine Childers’s royal navy reserve officer’s sword engraved R. E. Childers, (€3,000-€5,000). The auction has been postponed

With the nation on a go-slow and people staying indoors some auctioneers have postponed auctions due to take place over the coming weeks. Others have (...)

Winter walks

Hiking in the outdoors is a great way of staying in shape, and a well-proven gateway to a healthy and positive lifestyle. At summer’s end however, man(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

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