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Charles Fort, Kinsale, Co Cork, where the tops of the walls are home to flowering grasses, mosses and heathers. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

At a distance Charles Fort in Kinsale looms up from the landscape in shades of grey stone but once you get closer you can see that its surface is actu(...)

Howth Harbour and village. Developer Tetrarch said there was a lack of lands zoned for residential development in Howth.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish investment group Tetrarch has begun lobbying Fingal County Council to rezone land by Howth Castle for a housing development, claiming the site i(...)

Anne-Marie Lally and daughter Lucy (4) on their return to the Little People Creche in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

The vast majority of creches reopened their doors on Monday morning in line with Covid-19 predictions but capacity at facilities is thought to be at a(...)

 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said work on the 3.6km route would start early next month and take about three to four weeks to complete. File photograph: Eric Luke

A segregated cycle route, from Blackrock to the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove in south Dublin, is to be installed almost 20 years since it was (...)

The cycle route was proposed in 2012 as a two-way track running on one side of the road only. Photograph: Getty Images

Contractors will be sought in the coming weeks to build a €20 million cycle path from Fairview to Connolly Station, first planned more than eight year(...)

Garry Hynes: ‘You have to have one actor up close with another actor up close with an audience. And all of a sudden that is just blown away.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

By the end of February, the Druid Theatre Company felt quietly and justifiably thrilled. Galway’s midwinter weather had been dismal, but a production (...)

Crowds on the Burrow Beach, Sutton, Dublin on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Groups of youths, football teams and boot camps have been found using Dublin’s Phoenix Park and not observing social distancing rules, according to pa(...)

Yellow sandbags along the Clontarf Road following flooding. Clontarf is among the areas most at risk to flooding. File  photograph: Alan Betson

More than 70,000 Irish addresses will be at heightened risk of coastal flooding by 2050 as a result of climate change, according to mapping and data a(...)

Sheila Geoghegan  loved going to concerts and shows on Broadway while in New York

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Fr William Stuart with Syrian refugees in camp near Tyre, Lebanon.

A Dublin priest working with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon has urged people not to lose sight of the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the worl(...)

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