Dún Laoghaire

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The living area at 17 Library Road in Dún Laoghaire – seating to the front before an inset woodburner, dining in the middle and contemporary fitted kitchen to the rear – has a polished concrete floor.

When this terraced redbrick in Dún Laoghaire last came on the market – just over a year ago – one website called it “the grimmest house in Dublin”. It(...)

The scene at the site of the fire that claimed 10 lives in Carrickmines in 2015. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Inquests into the deaths of 10 victims of a fire at a Dublin halting site are scheduled to begin on Monday. Five adults, five children and an unborn(...)

 Kenny Rumball skippering the J109 Jedi at the start of June’s Round Ireland Race. The recovery of a man overboard from the yacht at night during the 700-mile race led to a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Seamanship Trophy. Photo: David O’Brien

Key Irish sailing events are reporting buoyant entries for 2019 with early take-up at Ireland’s biggest regatta up as much as 70 per cent for July’s b(...)

Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel with their wives, Lucille and Ida, in Stan’s sister’s pub, in England, in 1952

When a Laurel and Hardy film came on television my grandad Freddie Elcock would sit me on his knee and point excitedly at the screen. “There(...)

Part of the 15-boat entry in the Shipman 28 class  racing in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The coming 2019 sailing season looks set to offer as diverse a set of challenges as there are sailing options. Of course, many regular sailors might(...)

Horse Racing Ireland owns two sites next to Leopardstown Racecourse, above. The  levy on the sites would have left HRI with a bill of €2.37 million next year if they were not developed. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©INPHO

The owners of two of the most valuable sites that were listed on the Vacant Sites Register will not face land-hoarding fines when they come into force(...)

Charities are appealing for unwanted gifts but they say they have neither the time nor volunteers to sift through what is useless. File photograph: Getty Images

What to do about all those presents you received at Christmas but which are quite useless, that is the question. Whether it is nobler, if you don’t mi(...)

The RNLI’s “Anna Livia”, stationed at Dún Laoghaire. As part of its annual ceremony  the station’s two lifeboats will drop wreaths into the sea in view of the public gathered at the end of the east pier.

In keeping with tradition, Dún Laoghaire RNLI will hold its annual ceremony today to honour the memory of 15 lifeboat volunteers who died on service o(...)

“My wife would kill me if I said how much the ring  cost me, but it was a fair whack”

Are you a saver or a spender? When I was in my early 20s, I was spending like it was going out of fashion. Then I hit my 30s, the house, the family, (...)

Alan Keville: “I try not to impulse buy.”

Are you a saver or a spender? When I was in my early 20s, I was spending like it was going out of fashion. Then I hit my 30s, the house, the family, (...)

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