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The house on Usher Island in Dublin, built in 1775, was rented by James Joyce’s great-aunts in the 1890s, where he often visited them. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial plan to convert the location of the setting of James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead on Dublin’s quays into a 54-bed hostel has b(...)

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite data image of Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant on October 10th, 2020, showing the  discharge of what is reported to have been more than 75,000 cubic metres of storm run-off by  Irish Water into Dublin Bay. Processed by ESA/TechWorks Marine

More than a fifth of people who come into contact with the water in Dublin Bay through swimming or water sports become ill, according to a pressure gr(...)

Set in the hills of Rio San Juan in the Dominican  Republic, this furnished house has a community pool with a restaurant, spa and on-site management.

IRELAND: CASHEL Located in Dualla, which is 6km from the medieval town of Cashel, this four-bedroom house will be auctioned on April 9th. Standing on(...)

A hoarding of Pope Francis and leading Irai Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf ahead of the pope’s visit to Iraq. Photograph: Ali Najafi/AFP via Getty Images

This Sunday Pope Francis will walk through the ruins of old Mosul in northern Iraq to pray in the remains of a cluster of ancient churches used as a h(...)

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan: “Local authorities have a hugely important role to play in addressing the biodiversity crisis.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Increased funding has been allocated for local authorities for projects which tackle invasive alien species or enhance biodiversity. An extra €1.35 (...)

A large Roman four-wheeled ceremonial chariot after it was discovered near the the archaeological park of Pompeii. Photograph: Handout/Pompeii Archaeological Park/AFP via Getty Images

Archaeologists have unearthed a unique ancient-Roman ceremonial carriage just outside Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The a(...)

Art deco bedhead and lockers, €200-400.

Cavan-based auction house Victor Mee will hold its March decorative interiors sale on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3rd and 4th. As with all other Iri(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiling his  ambitious   space programme at an event in Ankara. Photograph: Turkish presidency via AP Pool

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has unveiled an ambitious 10-year space programme, a first for the country that highlights Ankara’s plans(...)

The west coast is especially suited to developing floating wind turbines combined with green hydrogen production. Photograph: iStock

Island communities off the west coast are to join forces with a view to generating offshore wind energy tied into hydrogen fuel production through a n(...)

Fr Michael Kelly, pictured in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Joe Humphreys/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to educator and HIV/Aids campaigner Father Michael Kelly who died in Zambia on Friday. The death of the (...)

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