At one point your typical Irish home featured a bulky stereo systems, ashtrays galore, VHS cassettes and a budgie. Illustration: Paul Scott

There is a wonderful museum on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1 which is dedicated to the slums and the tenements of Dublin in the rare auld times. Many o(...)

Management at Lillie’s Bordello said they had “exciting plans coming down the tracks”.

There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth among Ireland’s minor celebrity set this weekend after news broke that Lillie’s Bordello is to close its d(...)

Official statistics returned to the EPA suggest local authorities regulate more than 6,000 waste operations and carry out more than 25,000 inspections each year. File photograph: David Sleator

There are significant discrepancies between the sums of money county and city councils across the Republic spend policing illegal dumping with some se(...)

Members of  An Garda Síochána searching a site in Chapelizod in relation to the disappearance of Trevor Deely. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The piece of land gardaí sealed off at the weekend as part of a search in relation to the disappearance of Trevor Deely was “not somewhere you would e(...)

 Jessica and Rebecca Kelly, and Lucy Roberts looking for fairy at Bord na Móna’s Lough Boora Discovery Park  Fairy Fun Day in Co Offaly. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

There was high drama in a midlands bog on Saturday when Snow White got trapped in a fairy tree and a mini riot broke out as little people fought hard (...)

Hannah Barry (8) and Alex Blood (7)  at the Get Your Spook Off Halloween event at St Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was a time – and it wasn’t that long ago – when Halloween was a low-key affair, when the nation’s children donned cheap plastic masks and wander(...)

Sale shoppers wait outside Arnotts on Henry Street, Dublin, on St Stephen’s morning. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

There were 1,600 people queuing outside Next in the Dundrum Town Centre before it opened its doors at 6am on St Stephen’s Day. A further 300 people ha(...)