Country Choice in the Milk Market, Limerick has won the Irish Times Best Shops Award in the Market Stalls category. Video: Alan Place
Over fifty independent Irish breweries are taking part in the Irish Craft Beer Festival. But whats the future for Irish craft beer?
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh has eaten many sandwiches over the years from when he was a small boy picking turf in the bog then later travelling to matches up and down the country. Here he shows how to make the perfect ham sandwich. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Inniscorrig, a coastal mansion in Dalkey has become Dublin’s latest “most expensive home" for sale at €10.5 million through joint agents Sherry FitzGerald and BK Earley. Video: Bryan O’Brien / Aerial footage : Matteo Tuniz
Our suit sceptic Conor Pope takes five from his wardrobe to Louis Copeland for expert appraisal. Video: Bryan O'Brien
In the last six years, Simon Andrews's battered sofa and tiny “couchsurfing room” in Clara, Co. Offaly has played host to over 400 travellers from about 45 countries, all free of charge. Video: Brendan Roche
Conor Pope washes, blow-dries, hairsprays and baby-oils bulls at the Ossory Agricultural Show in Co Laois.
Beatriz Ageno, an American-Chilean from San Francisco, met her Irish fiancé while working in Italy. The pair moved to Dublin in 2014 to start a business. “We kept hearing about this dynamic energy happening in Ireland … we had fear of missing out.”
The Shortlist for Ireland's Best Shops is now out, but what does it take to impress the judges? And what sets great shops apart in 2015?
This weekend the international barbeque and craft beers festival the Big Grill kicks off in Dublin's Herbert Park. Video: Brendan Roche
Sorrento House, 1 Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey sells for €10.5 million. The property was sold via Christies International through joint agents Sherry FitzGerald and Lisney.
Nordic Makers aims to promote and showcase new Nordic furniture and designs in Ireland. The shop, run by two Danes, has been open since early August.
Irish rock climbers travel out 14km off the coast of Donegal to Tory Island for a day of caving and scaling its highest peaks. Video: Iain Miller
Celina Vieites from Argentina met her Irish husband in Buenos Aires. She thought he was slow to make a move, but his 'Irish charm and Irish chats' won her over. Four years later, the pair live in Clogherhead, Co Louth with their two sons.
Stunt rider Robbie Maddison takes to the waves in Tahiti but instead of a surf board he has used his motorbike. Video: Reuters
The Daisy Market is just five months old but already building up quiet a reputation amoungst customers and stall owners. But is it good enough to win Irish Times Best Shop 2015?
What came first, the chickenosaurus or the chickenosaurus' egg? Jack Horner, the renowned paleontologist, is in Dublin to answer this and why breeding a chickenosaurus is a good idea in the first place. The Festival of Curiosity runs until July 26.
With seven seats and plenty of luggage space the Volkswagen Touran seems like a good option for MPV drivers, we take it out on the road to try it out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Eric Davis's Mormon faith helped him make friends when he moved to Ireland from Utah two years ago for work. Since then, he's learned a lot about Irish drinking and dating, and developed a love for the Irish countryside. Video: Kathleen Harris
J&B Hope is a small Amish inspired shop in Cavan town specialising in coffee and kitchen utensils and appliances that don't have plugs. It's been nominated by readers for the Irish Times Best Shops 2015 competition. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Dominique McMullan learns to roll with the punches and tries out the newest fitness craze - boxing. Video: Kathleen Harris
As part of our Irish Times Best Shops 2015 competition Conor Pope visits the Grooming Rooms on South William Street, Dublin for a hot towel shave and express pedicure.
33-year-old Arundeep Marjara was sifting through potential suitors in India when an offer of an arranged marriage came through from Ireland. Video: Kathleen Harris, music: "Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com).
This is a season of contrasts and contradictions – of minis and maxis, of the retrospective and futuristic, of masculine and feminine, of embellishment and clean lines.
Tággidi Mar Ribeiro from Brazil has struggled to find work since moving to Dublin last year to improve her English. Her limited options have included lap dancing gigs and low paid au pair positions.
Create celebrates its fifth year in Brown Thomas, showcasing the very best in Irish design & craft. This year 65 designers will be exhibited throughout the Brown Thomas Dublin store. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Weekend in... Los Cabos, Mexico
Desert, surf and fun outdoor pursuits make for a laid-back Mexican holiday
36 hours in Savannah, USA; where to eat, what to see and where to go out. Video: The New York Times
Breaking Eggs visits Kay Sinnott of Living Gardens to talk about planting, growing and Vitamin N for nature. The team then make some delicious flatbreads and find up seeds and nuts to make their very own dukkah. Video: BreakingEggs.com
It’s that time of the year again when we’d like you to tell us about your favourite shops around Ireland.
Cnoc na Mara is a sea stack in the South West of County Donegal, at 100 metres in height it represents one of the most rewarding and adventurous rock climbs in Ireland. Video: Iain Miller. Music: The 126ers.
Author/ Illustrator Yvette Van Boven visits Breaking Eggs to help illustrate the childrens cookbooks and to share some fresh summer recipes. Video: BreakingEggs.com
Killarney National Park has won ‘Ireland’s Best Day Out’ competition run by The Irish Times in partnership with Discover Ireland. The judges describe the 26,000-acre park as “stunning, accessible, magical”. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Michael Parsons visits Sheppard’s Auction House in Durrow Co.Laois where one of the more unusual items for auction next week is lot 1388, a tiger’s head and skin shot in India by by Bishop Eyre Chatterton (1903-1926). Video: Bryan O’Brien
Dubliners packed out the city's parks and public spaces today to enjoy sunshine and temperatures in the high teens.
An expedition team gathers in central Sweden to explore what is said to be the longest underwater cave in the country. Video: Reuters
Breaking Eggs visit Imen McDonnell to milk a cow and make farmhouse butter in the field followed by a delicious fish parcel recipe from her up coming book 'The Farmette Cookbook'. Video: BreakingEggs.com
As Dublin prepares for its first ever Gin and Tonic Festival Dominique McMullan meets Oisin Davis to find out what makes Irish gin so popular and why it's the perfect summer drink. Video: Kathleen Harris
College Green Apartments is a new development of eight high-end apartments with unique views of the city centre and a communal terrace garden. They are located in the former Hibernian Bank building, which is also home to H&M. Video: Bryan O’Brien
As the BMW 3 Series celebrates its 40th birthday we take the latest incarnation, the 318d, out on the road to see how it measures up against its predecessors. Video: Neil Briscoe
“Shearwater”, Kenmare, Co.Kerry, a waterfront thatched residence built in 2010 on 6.25 acres enjoys uninterrupted views over Kenmare Bay and Caha Mountains. It is on sale through Sherry Fitzgerald/Christies with an asking price of €2.75 million.
The Breaking Eggs crew go shrimp fishing in Connemara and bring some shrimp home to make the perfect omelette. Video: BreakingEggs.com
Dominique McMullan takes a tour around the Taste of Dublin festival and chats to Michel Roux Jr and Kevin Thornton about what people can expect. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Honda has thrown the entire contents of their R & D cupboard into the creation of their new Civic Type-R and put Honda back in the hot hatch game with 306 horsepower and a wild OTT bodykit. Video: Neil Briscoe
Honduras: The prison, San Pedro Sula [Part of the Kenco Coffee vs Gangs project] Video by Viv Maher
Honduras: Visiting the cofffee fields [Part of the Kenco Coffee vs Gangs project] Video by Viv Maher
Honduras: The cost of corruption [Part of the Kenco Coffee vs Gangs project] Video by Viv Maher
The price of coffee
Dominique McMullan finds out how to add colour and pop to any outfit with summer accessories.
Does the seven seat family car have to be boring? We take the Toyota Verso out on the road to see if it can break the mould. Video: Neil Briscoe
We set out to find the country’s most impressive visitor attractions, leisure experiences and great destinations, and asked our readers to help by nominating their favourites. Marble Arch Global Geopark in Fermanagh was one of those nominated.
36 hours in Los Cabos, Mexico; where to eat, what to see and where to go out. Video: The New York Times
15 graduates and 12 third-years from the National College of Art and Design showcase their collections in Dublin. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Now in its ninth year, Bloom is Ireland’s leading horticulture and food festival. This year the festival features work from some of Ireland's best garden designers. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Is the Citroen DS5 luxurious enough to take on its German counterparts? We take it out on the roads to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
In the second annual Swim for a Mile Challenge, Dominique McMullan went from being a novice swimmer to swimming a mile after just 12 weeks of training.
Maria, 21, on women reclaiming their place on the land. Video: Viv Maher
Inside the Kenco school. Video: Viv Maher
Honduras: a Kenco student on why women need to reclaim their place on the land
Take a look inside property developer Sean Dunne's Ballsbridge home which is up for sale at €7m. Until recently it was rented to the South African Embassy for €180,000 a year. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Fit Kids/Fit Teens Hip Hop & Break Dance Classes are encouraging confidence, fitness and friendship through song, dance & fun for ages 3-21 years. Video: Barry Cronin
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