It can be hard to get a price for a coffin, but one made of less expensive wood with a flat lid and plain sides will be less costly. File photograph: The Irish Times

We don’t talk about death enough, a third of Irish people say. More women than men think that, according to an Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) survey. (...)

Heronvale sought permission for the Shaldon Grange development on July 8th. An Bord Pleanála is due to decide on the application by October 27th. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Local builder Heronvale Developments is seeking fast-track permission to build 130 new homes close to Kilternan village on Dublin’s southside. Develo(...)

San Elmo Lodge, Torca Road, Dalkey

For househunters in search of privacy and panoramic sea views, San Elmo Lodge ticks all the boxes. This property, located behind a restored granite wa(...)

Far left,  Willie Lynch, his partner Tara Gilbert  who was pregnant, and their daughters, Jodie  and Kelsey. Centre top left, Willie’s brother. Jimmy Lynch. Centre bottom left, Christy Connors, centre top right, Mary Connors, centre bottom right, Jim Connors, and their parents, far right,  Thomas  and Sylvia Connors.

A verdict of misadventure has been returned by the jury at the inquest into the deaths of 10 victims of a fire at a Dublin halting site. Relatives we(...)

Ikea already has a base in Carrickmines where customers can order furniture online and later collect it. It is now looking to open a full outlet. Photograph: Grigoris Siamidis

Ikea is understood to be in advanced talks to buy land from developer Jim Kennedy’s Jackson Way for a new store in south Dublin. The Swedish furnitur(...)

Cherrywood in south Dublin: undeveloped land bank is set to become new town centre.

To much fanfare, the Government identified Cherrywood as south Dublin’s newest suburb back in 2010. Wedged southeast of Carrickmines and northwest of (...)

File image of Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)

An Irish Times reader reported dumping in north Cork, and took photographs of the illegal dumping in the woods

Illegal dumping around the country is continuing, even as community clean-ups are getting under way. A number of illegal dumping incidents in north (...)

The council had refused permission to O’Flynn Capital Partners (OFCP) for a €70 million development of 164 houses in Cabinteely. The judge set aside the local authority’s decision and ruled that the developer should be allowed to submit a fresh application. File photograph: Bloomberg

The High Court yesterday found that Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council misapplied the terms of its own planning scheme for the Cherrywood area in south Du(...)

Struan Glen, Enniskerry Road, Kilternan, Co Dublin: prices start at €595,000 for three-storey terraced houses

Developer Patrick Levins is launching a small estate of 11 three-storey houses by BDA Architecture. While new to the development business, Levins is (...)

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