Robert Burns

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The CCTV cameras in Malahide, which are being put in place by Fingal County Council at the request of gardaí, will be connected directly to the town’s Garda station.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are being installed across the north Dublin coastal town of Malahide, to combat potential antisocial activiti(...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed Myrtle Square  pedestrianised area in Dún Laoghaire.

The main street of Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, is to be “re-pedestrianised” this summer, regaining its car-free status after more than a decade. Traff(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon giving evidence before the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints. Photograph: PA

Nicola Sturgeon entered the Robert Burns room in the Scottish Parliament apparently embattled after fresh testimony about her role in the Alex Salmond(...)

Scottish band Mogwai have just released their 10th album As the Love Continues.

Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, famously said that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The hugely influential Scottish band, Mo(...)

 Statue of Beethoven in Vienna. Although his Irish airs had their admirers, they were not a success in his lifetime, or in much of the time since.

It is one of Beethoven’s lesser claims to greatness that, alongside his symphonies, concertos, and sonatas, he also composed settings for old Irish ai(...)

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the River Barrow. Photograph: Robert Burns

The construction of a world record-breaking bridge in Ireland’s southeast, which will redefine expectations for bridge engineering both nationally and(...)

The planned expansion of cycle infrastructure across south Dublin comes following the success of the coastal cycle route from Blackrock to Sandycove. Photograph:  Tom Honan

A radical expansion of cycle infrastructure across south Dublin is planned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, following the success of the coas(...)

The segregated cycleway from Blackrock to Sandycove is due to be completed in about a week’s time. Photograph: Tom Honan

Robert Burns is barely a wet weekend as director of infrastructure with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and already he is changing the face of t(...)

David Herbison, the ‘bard of Dunclung’. Photograph: The Ulster Scots Language Society

The Rob Roy was perhaps one of the most unfortunate ships to ever cross the Atlantic. Having left Belfast 25 days earlier, disaster struck the vessel (...)

For three decades, Mike Scott’s poetic lyricism has captivated listeners through a distinct repertoire of pulsating descriptions of adoration and aspi(...)

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