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Leo, one of Sorcha O’Raghallaigh’s star sign illustrations.

Skirting the issue An old-fashioned kitchen staple, the fabric curtain was often used under the sink instead of unit doors, particularly in small scu(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of musician Tommy Peoples, who has died aged 70. A messag(...)

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(...)

Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh pictured in 2009. He died on Sunday aged 84. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Requiem Masses will be held in Dublin and Ennis, Co Clare this week for Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, former Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, who died on Sun(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

A false widow spider. File photograph

Fears have been expressed for the future of Ireland’s only native lizard species after a specimen was found to have been eaten by an alien killer spid(...)

John and Una Kelly holding a photograph of their daughter Edel and grandchildren Jack and Lee at their home in Kilrush Co Clare. Photograph:  Press22.

The family of a young woman who died of breast cancer has secured €600,000 under a settlement of its High Court action against the Health Service Exec(...)

A Dublin Fairytale: “Look, there’s Trinity College of Sorcery”

In Sarah Bowie’s charming picture book Let’s See Ireland, the protagonist, Molly, embarks upon a national tour with her parents and a stowaway cat. As(...)

Participants in  the Diageo Ireland Learning for Life Programme display their certificates at a special graduation ceremony which took place in the Guinness Storehouse earlier this month. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran.

Refugee support groups have welcomed new measures which open the Irish labour market to asylum seekers but have raised concerns that people must wait (...)

 Irish Water warned that if the summer and autumn continued to be dry and hot, levels of treated water could come under pressure later in the year. Photograph: iStock

Warm weather and a lack of rain are putting Irish water supplies under pressure with experts warning of potential for shortages later in the year and (...)

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