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Resident Joe Gilligan, of Craddock House Nursing Home in Naas, who took part in the PenPal Ireland initiative. Photograph: Aishling Conway

Nursing home resident Winnie Jeaney says she became “depressed” during the initial lockdown earlier this year but that having a pen pal has been a gre(...)

A woman walking in the rain on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in June. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rainfall totals were above average for most weather stations last month, according to a report from Met Éireann. Newport in Co Mayo had its wettest (...)


Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

People on Portmarnock Beach, Dublin, last Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dublin had its sunniest month on record in May, with almost 300 hours of sunshine recorded, the national forecaster has said. In its monthly climate (...)

Portmarnock beach on Friday. The warm weather is set to continue into next week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A high of 26.8 degrees was recorded in Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon on Saturday, equalling the highest temperature for the year. The same temperature w(...)

Edward Andrews (25) of Belarmine Hall, Stepaside, Dublin pictured at Dun Laoghaire District Court in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Collins

A man (25) has been refused bail after he was charged with robbery in connection with a fatal collision in Co Dublin last week. Jacqueline McGovern ((...)

A 2019 photograph of the Dublin Tech Summit in the RDS in Dublin. This year’s festival has been postponed following advice in relation to the coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A number of major tech-focused conferences due to take place in Dublin in the coming months have been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. (...)

Traffic on the M3 motorway which links Dublin and Navan, Co Meath. File photograph: Alan Betson

Political promises come and go but patience when it comes to a long-standing pledge to deliver a train line linking Dublin and Navan, Co Meath, is wea(...)

Works on sections of the   M7 upgrade are ongoing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Speed restrictions on the new three-lane carriageway on the M7 motorway in Co Kildare will be lifted in mid February, according to the latest project (...)

Feeding the birds at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Much like Tallaght, Finglas has grown from a small country village into a sprawling suburb, with as many types of properties(...)

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