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 Firemen attend gorse fires at the Tolka Valley estate in Finglas on Thursday as temperatures in Dublin hit 24 degrees. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Gorse fires continued to spread across parts of the country on Thursday as temperatures soared above 30 degrees. In Wicklow, students and teachers w(...)

The remains of Bobby Messett, who was shot dead in Bray Boxing Club on Tuesday are carried to the cemetery after his funeral mass in Kilmacanogue. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The son a man shot dead at Bray Boxing Club earlier this week has told his funeral mass he packed more into his 50 years than a man who would live to (...)

Firefighters attend to a gorse fire on Caggigoona commons, Kilmacanogue in Bray, Co Wicklow on Friday morning. Photograph: Declan Mallen

A large gorse fire has broken out near Bray in Co Wicklow. Five units from Bray, Greystones and Wicklow fire services are at the scene at Carrigoona (...)

Flooding in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny on Thursday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Torrential overnight rain which has caused widespread flooding across the southeast will give way to freezing conditions over the weekend. Parts of (...)

Pluck’s of Kilmacanogue: last chance saloon before the N11 joins the M50

A thriving bar and restaurant business with planning approval for a large extension on the 1-acre grounds at Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, is expected to (...)

Aidan Hammond of Bikefitting Ireland

“You look a little cramped on the bike, saddle a little too low and reach a little short.” When Aidan Hammond gives you feedback on your cycle techni(...)

Emma Murphy and Elizabeth Cash with some of their children: ‘We eat our dinner sitting on the bed.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Elizabeth Cash, her partner John Moorehouse and their two youngest children, Annie (9) and Bridget (5), share a bed in the kitchen of their two-room h(...)

Cookbooks: the print version of gym membership. Photograph: Getty Images/fStop Cookbooks: the print version of gym membership. Photograph: Getty Images/fStop

There must be some sort of statistics on our mania for cookbooks. Maybe it’s a kind of inverse proportional algorithm, where the promise of health (or(...)

“I’ve been interested in design all my life” says Kenneth Jones, as I’m torn between admiring the view across the ornamental pond and lawns to the f(...)

A house not far from the N11 at Kilmacanogue has a cinematic setting, with views of the Big and Little Sugar Loaf from its rear. The detached 1970s b(...)