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From February 1st, Howth in Co Dublin will be added to the designated ports list. File photograph: iStock

Five additional ports in the State will be opened up for Northern Ireland-registered vessels to allow them land their catches from early next month. (...)

The volunteer lifeboat crew took the vessel in tow and brought it to the safety of Skerries harbour. Photograph:  David Sleator

The crew of a fishing trawler has been rescued from the Irish Sea after the boat got into difficulty southeast of Skerries, Co Dublin. The trawler lo(...)

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh receiving Parnell’s walking stick from Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill in 2017. For decades, it has been proudly passed from one generation of Irish writers to the next. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A walking stick cut by Charles Stewart Parnell some 130 years ago is now used as a literary baton. For decades, it has been proudly passed from one ge(...)

Tim Severin at his home in Timoleague, west Cork in 1999. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The explorer, writer and film maker, Tim Severin, best known for the Brendan Voyage where he sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland to prove that the 6th(...)

Prof John Harbison became the State’s first forensic pathologist in 1974 and conducted postmortem examinations until 2003. Photograph: The Irish Times

Prof John Harbison served as the State pathologist for nearly 30 years and worked on some of the most high-profile murder cases in the State’s history(...)

The late Prof John Harbison. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The former State pathologist Prof John Harbison has died. In his 80s, he died peacefully on Friday, according to a death notice posted online. Prof (...)

The WB Yeats letters that were sold at auction.

A series of seven unpublished letters by the teenage WB Yeats have been sold for nearly £48,000, more than double the pre-sale price estimate. The le(...)

The WB Yeats letters that are up for auction

A series of seven unpublished letters by the teenage WB Yeats will go on sale at Sotheby’s in London next week. The letters contain the first referen(...)

23 Ailesbury Road, Donnybrook: property sold for   €3.65 million

Top selling Dublin properties of 2020 1. 2 CASTLE PLACE, BREFFNI RD, SANDYCOVE, €6.2m on Property Price Register (PPR), off market 2. THORNDALE(...)

Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Have you checked out your local restaurant recently? Chances are it has morphed into a grocery shop, or a wine store, or a wet fish counter, or a deli(...)

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