The remains of Vincent  Parsons leave the Church of the Transfiguration following his funeral Mass in Bawnogue, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

A father-of-two young children died as a result of a “senseless act of savagery” and his family has been left in “freefall” as a result, mourners at h(...)

There is no bad way to see the Skelligs, any angle you approach them from demonstrates their sheer absurdity, but doing so from the air is exhilarating, awe-inspiring and ridiculously opulent. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

“And down there is where Rey met Luke Skywalker for the first time,” says Naoise Barry of Aerial Adventure over the roar of the helicopter’s engine. W(...)

Something positive seems to be happening in the property market, with recent data showing prices are stabilising across the State. Nobody, not even es(...)

How can past errors of economic judgement made by government, banks and property investors, whose actions helped to inflate a property boom, be avoide(...)

Economists say  the collapse of the property market since 2007 may have led house prices to undershoot fair values. In a research technical paper, they state that prices “are back to levels consistent with or below long-run equilibrium values”.

The rate of capital gains tax should be indexed to increases in house prices as part of efforts to prevent another property bubble, economists at t(...)