Vicarstown

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The Bluebell Wood at Emo Court, Co Laois. Photograph from Cycling South Leinster: Great Road Routes by Turlough O’Brien

The cycle is in a quiet, rural corner of counties Laois and Kildare. It’s a wonderfully gentle cycle on excellent local roads and has some fascinating(...)

Cork City Council’s ability to tackle the housing crisis  could be hampered if the city is not allow extend its boundary,  the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness heard.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Cork City Council’s ability to tackle the housing crisis in the city could be hampered if the city is not allow extend its boundary, a senior council (...)

 PJ Tynan in his garden with his dog Edgar Linton, named after a character in Wuthering Heights

Who? PJ Tynan runs Courtwood Books, in Vicarstown, Stradbally, Co Laois, which specialises in selling rare and antiquarian books, mostly of Irish i(...)