Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted by three other men at a property in Oak Park in the village of Convoy in Co Donegal at about 11.45am on Sunday.  File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Five people have been arrested after a man in his 30s was assaulted and abducted from a house in Co Donegal on Sunday morning. The man was assaulted(...)

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

Dublin Airport recorded its dullest summer on record this year, according to the national forecaster, following on from its sunniest spring earlier th(...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

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(...)

Genetic engineering: “Ten years ago if you said such a technology would be widespread, people would have laughed.”

Earlier this month, readers of The Irish Times voted gene editing as the innovation of the last decade, beating competition such as the cloud, smartph(...)

File photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Record-breaking weather conditions blew hot and cold in Ireland last month with the coldest ground temperature on record registered in Cork, new data (...)

Shares in Cairn rose 4.8 per cent on the trading update on Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Homebuilding company Cairn Homes said 2018 saw a strong performance for the company, with revenues and operating profit soaring as the number of new h(...)

A daffodil in bloom. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The latest figures from Met Éireann confirm what we have heard anecdotally about the mildness of the winter so far. Soil temperature which are indicat(...)

A Painted Lady butterfly pictured on a headland west of Castletownbere, Co Cork by Patrick Lyne

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, you don’t need to be a weatherman to know that we are experiencing an extraordinarily mild winter. And the evidence is not ha(...)

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