Casino Marino: Ireland’s miniature 18th-century architectural masterpiece

Open House Dublin, the annual architectural showcase, starts today and runs all weekend. We’ll all get to peek behind the doors of buildings, private (...)

Ireland’s emerging design talent, from left to right: Rae Moore (front), Declan Scullion, Joan McElligott, Christophe Antipas, Lucy Jones, Declan Crowley, Niamh Chambers, Noreile Breen, John Monahan, Nicola Ryan, Elizabeth Clyne, Thomas O Brien, Gráinne Dunne, Darragh Breathnach and Shane Birney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When it comes to young architectural talent Ireland is spoilt for choice. Whether it’s a bespoke farmhouse extension; alterations to a challenging his(...)

Icelandic turf buildings at Glaumbær.

We may have thought we had a special relationship with turf. But how about a house made of the stuff? In Iceland, turf has been used for house constru(...)

Ballyea’s Cathal Doohan and Stan Lineen celebrate at the final whistle after their win over Thurles Sarsfields in the  AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-final at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ballyea (Clare) 4-18 Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 2-22 (after extra time) Ballyea followed up their first Clare senior hurling title win by dumping(...)

Ireland’s Greg Broderick, Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Conor Swail and Cian O’Connor ahead at the RDS. The Aga Khan starts at 3pm on Friday. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Tipperary rider Greg Broderick will make his debut in the Aga Khan on Friday, while Cian O’Connor is set to make his 100th Nation’s Cup appearance.(...)

 Clontarf’s Matt Darcy: won both the “Top Try Scorer” and Division 1A player of the year. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt presented awards in 11 categories across all four divisions of the Ulster Bank League at a reception in the Aviva stadium. (...)