Storm Ophelia: Gardaí clearing the road near Enniskerry from a fallen tree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Storm Ophelia October 2017 Storm Ophelia made landfall over Ireland as an “extra-tropical storm” on the morning of October 16th, 2017, and brought w(...)

‘This summer I could compare my social life to a game of poorly-played Jenga, where I keep pulling out the sticks of stability in the hope of victory, until the whole thing eventually falls in on itself.’ Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Summertime tends to light a feverish impulse in me to over-extend my social life to the point of implosion. Festivals, concerts, surfing trips, family(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

   Ann Flynn with her daughter Norma Flynn and grandson Tadhg Gleeson at the memorial in Donadea Forest Park to her Kildare-born US marine son Liam Flynn who was killed in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

State forestry company Coillte wants to remove a memorial from a Co Kildare park dedicated to a local man killed while serving with the US marines aft(...)

Jasmine was a good mother who had a very special relationship with her children, her funeral was told

Mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle was buried alongside her beloved grandmother Rose in her native Co Donegal on Monday. Mourners at St Mary’s Church in(...)

Richard Burke (front), is seen leaving a special sitting of Sligo District Court on Saturday evening where he was charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle in Forest Park, Killygordon in Co Donegal. Photograph: James Connolly

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle in Co Donegal. The man, Richard Burke, was charged with murder at a special (...)

A man   in Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway,  where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali, which  brought gusts of 142km/h.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Violent storm force winds, including the strongest gust of wind ever documented at a Galway coastal station, were recorded in mid-September as Storm A(...)

A short holiday at home is the perfect way to spend the last days of summer. Photograph: iStock
Have an August adventure

There’s nothing as depressing for kids as trying on new school uniforms in summer, so how about schools of a different kind? A boat trip from Dolphinw(...)

Jason O’Driscoll who was found guilty of the murders of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Louth in 2012

A 35-year-old Dubliner shouted “guilty of f***ing what” when a jury convicted him of murdering two men who had arranged to sell him a stolen car. The(...)

The trial has been taking place at Dublin’s Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The judge in the trial of a 35-year-old man charged with murdering two fellow Dubliners will on Thursday give the jury further direction in case delib(...)

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