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 Brendan Behan: a running jump off the slipway and into the water. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

As a teenager in the 1950s I used swim every summer at Seapoint, Co Dublin. It was a simple and happy time which I look back on with great joy. Anoth(...)

Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Have you checked out your local restaurant recently? Chances are it has morphed into a grocery shop, or a wine store, or a wet fish counter, or a deli(...)

Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan said, “Recent months have been very difficult for staff and students, and we want to work with our schools to ensure that the necessary special class places are available for those who need them.” Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

CARL O’BRIEN, Education Editor Twenty-five primary schools in the south Dublin area have been ordered to open classes for children with special needs(...)

Devan Hughes, co-founder and chief executive of Buymie. Photograph: Conor McCabe

As the main man behind Buymie, the popular online grocery shopping app that has partnered with Lidl, Tesco and most recently Dunnes Stores, Devan Hugh(...)

  Katherine Staunton of Nimble Fingers top shop in Stillorgan, Dublin. ‘In December we do 25 per cent of our annual turnover and November wouldn’t be far behind. We simply can’t make that up,’ she says. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Toy shop operators fear that parents – afraid they will be unable to secure must-have gifts for their children – will turn to major online retailers i(...)

“Neighbours set up a WhatsApp group that older people could use to place requests for grocery orders and prescription pick ups.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed an enormous strain on many people. And when people are stressed, ordinary moments of kindness and generosity are ofte(...)

Owen and Claire Connolly  in their garden in Dundrum, Co Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers

When Ireland went into lockdown back in March, our homes suddenly became our whole world. But rather than huddling fearfully, waiting for the Covid-19(...)

Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Cairn Homes’ shareholders have backed the housebuilder’s €14 million purchase of a site belonging to Alan McIntosh, one of its leading investors. The(...)

Figures revealed in The Irish Times show that by 2019, 27 per cent of gardaí held firearms authorisation. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

“The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people.” Those were the words spoke(...)

Large parts of south Dublin have lower incidence than many areas not affected by the new restrictions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart region of west Dublin has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to the first national breakdown of incide(...)

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