A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

The InSinkErator (above): With advancements in water efficiency, noise reduction and the macerating capabilities of newer waste-disposal models, combined with improvements in treatment facilities,  old arguments against  disposal units do not hold as much merit.

In America, waste (or garbage) disposal units connected to the sink are as common as microwaves in domestic kitchens, yet in Ireland they are still a (...)

A 70ft model of Gulliver  on Dollymount strand was among the projects for the Dublin Millennium. Photograph: Jack MacManus

The Republic’s capital celebrated the Dublin Millennium in 1988 even though, according to historians, the city was founded by the Vikings about 841. (...)

An example of a gas-powered bird scarer Photograph: Geography Photos/Universal Images Group/Getty

There is no legislation specifically to deal with bird scarers, also referred to as crow bangers, which are usually employed by farmers to dissuade bi(...)

Related indicates that not receiving enough likes or comments on a selfie post can result in individuals feeling badly and/or experiencing low self-esteem.

Since the first ever #selfie post on Instagram in 2011 it has gone on to become the most frequently used hashtag on the platform. In 2012 Time magazin(...)

Upland peat. Illustration: Michael Viney

The sun was most welcome at breakfast in a brief, lordly visit to our north-windowed kitchen. Climbing from the ridge through a silvery lattice of vap(...)

CGI of the newly refurbished former Department of the Environment showroom

A property development company associated with developer Francis Rhatigan and his family has made a handsome profit on the sale of a newly redeveloped(...)

Site plan for Ringaskiddy, Co Cork: campaigners against a proposed €160 million waste incinerator for Cork Harbour seek an investigation into the absence of any record of notes from meetings in 2011 between Indaver executives and civil servants. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Campaigners against a proposed €160 million waste incinerator for Cork Harbour have called for an investigation into the absence of any record of note(...)

Post-boom ghost estate: Some 45,000 new homes must be built in Ireland’s five cities over the next three years.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation is never slow to defend builders. In his world, more houses would be built if value added tax and p(...)

The development of Dun Laoghaire Baths will take nearly two years to complete and will include a small café, public toilets, an artist studio space, new lifeguard facilities, an up-grade to the existing maritime gardens and a new jetty.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s old Victorian baths is set to begin in the coming weeks with the new public area due to open in the spring of 202(...)

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