The Nightmare Realm’s extreme walk-through horror event, Haunt Dublin, at the RDS, is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Picnics and poltergeists The only way to watch a movie at Halloween is through your fingers. Scare yourself silly at an outdoor screening of Spielber(...)

 The Lodge at Ashford Castle,  which overlooks  Lough Corrib, is offering a new restorative getaway – The Robe, Rosé & Relax package – for €320pps

Lodge Leisure Take yourself west this month to the picturesque village of Cong, where The Lodge at Ashford Castle is offering a restorative getaway f(...)

All Prosecco is made from the Glera grape and comes from a single region in north-west Italy. Photogrpah: iStock

Worried you might be getting a Prosecco smile? It has been a tough few months for our favourite sparkling wine, with dentists in the UK recently warni(...)

The M50 - a ‘highway to hell’ 2:37

Bumper-to-bumper traffic has turned Dublin’s M50 motorway into a “highway to hell” for many road users. With economic recovery and rising employment, (...)

Mr Justice Anthony Barr said, when Margaret Browne (above) with an address in Waterford, underwent a hysterectomy operation seven years ago, sutures were placed in the ureter leading to the left kidney which caused a total obstruction of the ureter. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who had pain after a hysterectomy operation and later had to have a kidney removed has been awarded €260,000 damages by the High Court. Mr J(...)

Funeral of Michael Pyke in Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, on Thursday: his father,  three brothers, seven sisters and partner were among the mourners to gather at the Church of the Holy Family to bid farewell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A good man and a gentle soul, is how Michael Pyke (31) was described at his funeral, three days after he was killed during Storm Ophelia. The electri(...)

If Fianna Fáil does not take a position, the public’s perception of the party will be shaped by what Micheál Martin himself does.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just before the Fianna Fáil ardfheis passed a motion effectively calling for the Eighth Amendment to be retained, delegates were warned about finding (...)

A power cut in Lili Petrik’s  home in Innishannon, Co Cork, following Storm Ophelia. Lili’s mother warms herbal tea using  tealights. The house is also without heating. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

About 52,000 customers remained without electricity in Cork city and county on Wednesday with reconnection expected over the next two days. ESB Netw(...)

Ballyfin in Co Laois: the best hotel in Ireland.

Ballyfin in Co Laois topped the list of best Irish hotels as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Six other five-star hotels scored s(...)

People watch the waves and sea spray in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Ophelia may have set a wave height record in Irish waters, with a wave of just over 26m recorded at the Kinsale gas platform off the Cork coast.(...)