Shoppers are out in force in Dublin for the sales despite the bad weather. Arnotts Dept Store opened it’s doors at 9am and the queue featured for the first time many young male customers according to Arnotts CEO Ray Hernan. Video: Bryan O’Brien
What is the best thing about Christmas day? This is the question we put to last minute shoppers on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. One answer crops up again and again. Can you guess what it is? Video: Bryan O'Brien
What inspires some Dublin residents to light up their houses with hundreds of plugs and thousands of Watts every Christams? We spoke to some of the main title contenders. Video: Enda O' Dowd
The Shackleton Endurance exhibition Dun Laoghaire is hosting the Christmas dinner from the doomed ship Endurance 100 years ago. 28 guests filling in for crew members will enjoy hooch and dried meat, washed down by stout and rum. Video: Bryan O’Brien
An 81-year-old Chinese grandmother, who went skydiving from 12,000 feet in Australia, says she is not going to submit to aging and will pursue her dreams. Video: Reuters. Music: "Ring The Bell (Instrumental)" by YACHT.
Blood Bike East is a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who deliver blood and tissue samples and essential supplies to hospitals out of hours for free. We speak to founder Pat McCabe. Video: Kathleen Harris & Daniel O'Connor
Ruth Clinton is a visual artist who occasionally fills in as organist in St Mary’s Church in Howth. Video: Darragh Bambrick
68 year old Ciaran Bass is Head Concierge at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street He's worked for the group for 33 years. He started working at age 14 as a bell boy in the nearby Central Hotel. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Lilly Higgins whips up the ultimate turkey sandwich with all those Christmas leftovers.
The Arnotts Santa Claus speaks about what kids are asking for this year, the elf on a shelf and how he gets into houses with no chimneys.
Dominique McMullan visits jewellery designer Muireann Walsh at her studio in The Chocolate Factory in Dublin to find out how she makes her funky contemporary Tara brooches. Video: Kathleen Harris
Have you ever wondered how Christmas letters and cards get to their destination after you drop them in the post box? Video: An Post
Fresh from the announcement of a brand new Aston Martin for the new James Bond movie, we take two of their current models out on the road to see if the price tag is justified. Video: Neil Briscoe
In this beautiful video, Dublin slam poet Stephen James Smith recites Louis MacNeice's poem ‘Dublin’ over a series of stunning, thought-provoking images of the city. Video: Visit Dublin
Over thirty designers and craftspeople, are holding a two day Christmas Market in the Bank of Ireland plaza on College Green. The initiative by Dublin City LEO, Plato Dublin and BOI staff will benefit St Vincent de Paul. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Five years after it was virtually destroyed by a fire, St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford has risen from the ashes, just in time for Christmas. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Let 2015 be the year we knock back wheatgrass shots and learn to love celery. This week, Lilly Higgins serves up cold weather comfort food: smoked salmon baked potatoes.
Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa, Ireland's only health and design focused sex shop, talks to us about vegan condoms and non-carcinogenic vibrators.
Brooks a well known antiques and curiosities shop on Dublin’s Baggot Street is winding down after forty years of business. Video: Cyril Byrne
Christ Church Cathedral has hosted a blessing and carol service for over 100 dogs associated with Peata, the Pet Visiting Scheme in which volunteers and their dogs visit caring institutions and nursing homes. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Denmark's Tiger retail chain has reinvented the image of the pound shop. Gillian Maxwell talks about bringing the retailer to Ireland, their best sellers and why it's been such a success.
60 readers joined Lilly Higgins and Java Republic for breakfast to celebrate The Irish Times Food Month.
Manchán Mangan presents his alternatives to that Elsa doll you covet this Christmas with a run down of unique Irish Christmas presents.
A look at the Winter Funderland sites before it opens its doors today. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Making risotto seems daunting to many people, but Lilly Higgins makes it easy with this savoury rice pudding studded with buttery garlic prawns - the perfect comfort food for those cold winter nights.
Are hybrid cars the way of the future? We test drive the latest offering from Audi: the A3 e-tron. Video: Neil Briscoe
The Clancy Quay development in Dublin is a sign of what the private rental market here could look like – with a range of shared facilities including lounge areas and a gym. Video: Daniel O'Con
The catering staff of Connolly Hospital tell us of the day to day challenges they face and the fight against the perception that hospital food is awful.
Hozier joined music superstars Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande on stage as Victoria's Secret's Angels wowed London at the first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held outside the US. Video: Reuters
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The mother and daughter team of Cindy and Sinéad O’Brien have created great business foraging nutrients for their respective “boutique” businesses. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Ryan Tubrity speaks about the success of the Late Late Toy Show and the perils of the live talk show format. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Rialto community group uses 21st-century growing methods and cutting-edge technology to grow delicious and nutritious food in the most sustainable way. Video: Kathleen Harris
Dinner can't get any simpler than mushrooms on toast, but Lilly Higgins dresses it up with a fancy mix of mushrooms, parsley and lemon.
A painting by Michael Flatley titled Rossmore Island is the star lot in Sheppard’s auction next week. The painting by the dance star will go under the hammer on December 4th with an estimate of between €20,000 and €30,000. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Conor Pope and cameraman Bryan O’Brien have undertaken a daring mission: to spend €500 taking the Stena Line ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg in France, blow €1,000 on wine and save €2,000 on tax. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Dominique McMullan finds out how Dubliners are keeping their toes stylishly toasty this winter.
Stunt video shows a lamb chop's journey from an east London restaurant over 30 kilometres into space. Video: Nick Hearne/Nikesh Shukla/Reuters
Hanlon's smokehouse go through the the stages of how they prepare their smokes salmon from sea to plate. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Katie and Caroline from Pine Forest Arts Centre Glencullen, Co.Wicklow showed us how to make a Christmas jumper that will stand out from the crowd. Video : Bryan O'Brien
Conor Pope meets Nick Munier to discuss his departure from Pichet, the break up of his marriage and his plans for the future. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Michael Gibbons was the only survivor of a helicopter crash in 2005. Despite injuries to his spine and brain, he has rebuilt his life – which he says he now lives to the full. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Hake, pollack, cod. This week, Lilly Higgins shows us how to turn any meaty white fish into a simple and delicious Greek fish stew.
Kevin Thornton shows us around his home kitchen in Dublin and talks about what he values in a kitchen.
The Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street is Dublin's newest Hotel. It features a roof top restaurant with 360 degree views of the city, turntables, vinyl in the bedrooms as well as access to skateboards and bikes. Video : Bryan O'Brien
Take a look behind the scenes of The Irish Times Christmas Magazine shoot, styled by Catherine Condell. Video: Brian Morrissey
Launching her new collection at Brown Thomas, make-up artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury talks to Laura Kennedy about Irish women, 'make-up wardrobes' and her obssession with 'mesmerising eyes'.
This week, Lilly Higgins shows us how to whip up fried chicken without the fuss. Served alongside creamy coleslaw and mixed leaves, this dish is a tasty homemade alternative to the fast food favourite.
Situated on a hillside on Rathmichael’s exclusive Ferndale Road, Hillfield is an exclusive development of 11 detached houses on a private, seven-acre site. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Our test drive: the Jeep Renegade
Rope walkers tackle the famous Victoria Falls. Video: Reuters
Graham Norton talks to Patrick Freyne about running away, his drinking habits and his chat show.
Katia Valadeau of recessionbites.ie food blog teaches us how to make this weekends must eat meal, the bacon bomb. Video by: Enda O'Dowd
This week, Lilly Higgins puts autumn's apples to good use with this quick, sweet and savoury dish: pork with apples and cider over mashed potatoes.
Meet designer Garvan de Bruir: a very modern caveman whose Co Kildare ‘cave’ is an exercise in eco restraint. Video: Daniel O' Connor
Irish Rugby legend David Wallace and Dublin ladies football captain Sinead McGoldrick have helped launch the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Check out www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge for more information. Video: Special Olympics Ireland
Saloon market still vitally important to mainstream car giants but who wins out in the battle for buyers? Video: Michael McAleer
Kate McGrew from the TV series 'Connected' talks to Kitty Holland about rights for sex workers and best international practice. Video: Enda O' Dowd
Fashion editorial by Dublin photographer Anita Sadowska. Video: Anita Sadowska