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Flowers near the scene of a fatal collision on the N52 at  Kells, Co Meath. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Three people in their 20s have died and a boy is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash in Co Meath on New Year’s Eve. Two cars collide(...)

Declan Fuller of Killarney Mountain Meitheal group undertakes the difficult work of clearing rhododendron in Killarney National Park. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ten years ago Flor McCarthy realised he had a major problem on his farm in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Not only was land being taken over by rhododendron, (...)

Fabian Erlinghäuser was animation director for Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells

Fabian Erlinghäuser has more than 21 years industry experience at Cartoon Saloon where he works as assistant director on Nora Twomey’s upcoming featur(...)

Despite the fabled vinyl revival, getting records made has not been easy in 2021. Photograph: iStock

In any discussion of the vinyl revival, the moment will come when someone mentions that, alas, there’s only one pressing plant of any scale left in th(...)

Prince Albert II of Monaco with his children Princess Gabriella and Crown Prince Jacques signing the visitor’s book at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sixty years after his parents’ first visit and a decade after his own first State visit, Prince Albert II of Monaco returned to his ancestral homelan(...)

A file image of the house in Mount Oval Village, Rochestown, Co Cork where a family was held hostage in a ‘tiger kidnapping’ in 2005. Photograph: Provision

Two Cork-based gardaí who tackled an armed gang and helped free a family held in a “tiger kidnapping” are to be honoured with Scott Medals for bravery(...)

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with(...)

Cranes flying over Bord na Móna rewetted peatlands Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Common cranes that set up home on a rewetted peatland earlier this year have successfully hatched two baby chicks – the first recorded birth of crane (...)

Kilkenny Castle and John’s Bridge, Kilkenny. Photograph: Getty Images

Even when nobody was visiting, Kilkenny was busy preparing for when they would. The pandemic has been cruel and heartless, but the county has used the(...)

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(...)

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