Niamh Towey

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Cathedral Court in Dublin 8. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The developer of a Dublin 8 apartment block with serious building defects has gained control of the board of the block’s owners’ management company (O(...)

Serious balcony and fire safety defects have been identified at Cathedral Court in Dublin 8. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A development company controlled by members of the family that owns the O’Callaghan hotel group expects apartment owners to pay more than €5,000 each (...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gabrielle Kavanagh, a resident and apartment owner in Cathedral Court in Dublin 8, says she feels “trapped” after learning about the fire-safety and b(...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

St James’s Wood, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Built in 2000: News of fire-safety defects at this complex first came to light in The Irish Times in December 2(...)

Niamh Towey, with her new car in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I bought my first car off a man who kept chickens and half-dressed toddlers running around in the front garden with his various disused cars. Despite(...)

 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

 British singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. His   gentle guitar plucking transported me to another time.  Photograph: Getty Images

It is amazing how certain sounds or songs can flood your brain with memories so specific and detailed that you almost feel you are reliving them. My(...)

'In a sudden flash of mad brilliance, I decided I would buy, assemble, light and cook that evening’s dinner on a charcoal barbecue.'

It was one of the first truly hot days of the year and I felt a little cooped up in our city apartment. I was off work in the middle of the week – the(...)

Dear LinkedIn, Could we talk. I do not need to be connected with my esteemed colleague Conor Pope. He sits in front of me. Or Carl O’Brien, to my r(...)

This bird was seen dancing in Trinity College Dublin.

“Hi, it’s Niamh Towey from The Irish Times here. Great to be Friday, ha? “So, em, I was just wondering, could you tell me why seagulls were dancing (...)

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