The Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland competition is back. We’re looking for shops that stand-out and go the extra mile in terms of service and generally make us feel that they appreciate our money.
Ian Beatty test drives the new Ford Focus RS at Mondello Race Track.
Cuala GAA Club in Dublin is the winner of The Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland competition, 2016.
'Pepper', a humanoid robot that can speak 19 languages, has been welcomed at a hospital in Ostend, Belgium as its newest member of staff. It will provide information and guide visitors or patients to their rooms. Video: REUTERS
Andrew Douglas is an urban farmer who grows vegetables and keeps bees on the roof of Belvedere College, Dublin. He shares his four top tips for people who want to grow and harvest their own produce in the city. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Drone footage of Massbrook House, Lough Conn, County Mayo, Ireland. Video: SherryFitzGerald
The often maligned Toyota Prius is back with a new model, but is the latest version an improvement on those that have proceeded it? We take it out on the motorway to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Model and writer Lily Bailey recounts how her childhood was tormented by strange thoughts and rituals: diagnosed as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (OCD)
Rosita Boland uncovered a 29 page document written by an anonymous former employee of St Ita’s Mental Hospital, Portrane. It has sat in a box for 28 years and gives a rare insight into what life was like for the residents. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Wonderful aerial footage of Lough Corrib captured by 16 year old transition year student Cormac Madden showing its islands, castles, monasteries and surrounding landscape. Video: Cormac Madden
A rock climber completes a ropeless ascent of a sea stack off Donegal's Tory Island, resulting in a unique view from the top. Video: Iain Miller
For the first time in three years Lexus have released a non-hybrid car with the RC200t, but is it an improvement on the more efficient models that proceeded it? We take it for a drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Can Europe embrace the pickup truck? We take Nissan's American-esque offering the Navara for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Complete with rolling gardens and an orchard, Burren House, a beautifully restored Georgian country house in west Cork, is on sale through Sherry Fitzgerald for €4.2m. Video: Sherry Fitzgerald
Competing in the same market place as its fellow Suzuki the Swift, does the Suzuki Baleno represent better value for money? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Six-year-old Iris Grace, who has autism, has an extraordinary talent to express herself through painting. When Iris met Thula, a Maine coon cat in 2014, Iris started to open up and and communicate with the pet in a way that she hadn't done before.
The Irish Times's Joan Scales shows us around the world's largest cruise ship - Harmony of the Seas. The ship can carry 5,479 guests, 2,100 crew members and has everything from basketball courts to Broadway shows on board. Video: Royal Caribbean
Generation Emigration: Dennis Harvey leaves Santiago to return to Dublin in August. He has worked teaching English as a foreign language and has been making two short documentaries about migrant labour. Video: Dennis Harvey
Lotabeg House in Cork has been virtually untouched since 1939. The people of Cork now have a chance to look beyond Callaghan’s Gate as the contents of the house are to be auctioned by Mealy's. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Garda recruits at the Garda College Templemore dance to '90s hip-hop song 'My Boo' by Ghost Town DJs as part of the 'Running Man Challenge'. The craze is being called this year’s Ice Bucket Challenge. Video: An Garda Síochána
Can Mini inject a little fun back into driving with the Cooper S John Cooper Works? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
The Irish Times is running a competition to find Ireland’s Best Sports Club. Among the nominees is the Irish Blind Golf Sociey Founded in 1997 it organises golf training and competitions for the visually impaired. www.irishtimes.com/bestsports
Inishbofin celebrates its eco-tourism industry as it becomes the first Irish island to be awarded for its eco-tourism. Video: Eco Tourism Ireland
International stars such as Beyonce Knowles and Taylor Swift arrive at The Costume Institute Benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Video: Reuters
More than 40,000 people attended Riverfest 2016 in Limerick over the May bank holiday. The 2016 Ladies Flyboard champion Gemma Weston from New Zealand was among the festival performers. Video by FusionShooters, music by Fox Jay
Can Peugeot's latest hot hatchback, the 308 GTI, take on the market leading Volkswagen Golf GTI? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
US Podcast Not Just Sports have released a video addressing the issue of abusive harassment on social media by getting men to read ugly personal tweets to two women sports journalists. Video: Not Just Sports
Weighing over two tonnes, yet struggling to fit four adults and with a €350,000 price tag is the Bentley Continental GT Convertible simply too audacious to justify? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
With the basic structure of the car now being over 15 years old, does the latest Bentley Flying Spur still represent a good investment? We take it out for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
The restoration required over 50 traditional craftsmen over a 13-month period between 2015 and 2016. They cleaned and repointed over 99,000 bricks, restored and repaired over 300 windows and 500 facade architectural features. Video: Acol Ltd
With the success of the Porsche Cayenne it was inevitable that rival luxury car manufacturers would enter the SUV market, can Jaguar's F-Pace match the success of the Cayenne? We take it to Montenegro to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Pupils from St Patrick’s National School in Ringsend, Dublin, recreate the events of the 1916 Rising in a short film. Video: Pat Larkin
The longest over-water zipline in Ireland opens next week, April 30, at Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co.Kilkenny. 300 metres long and 35 metres over ground at its highest point it zips over our stunning woodland and two lakes. Video: Dylan Vaughan
'Just understand that they're different' - viewed over 250,000 times on Facebook, a 13-year-old's video, recorded by his uncle, on what it is like to live with autism has gone viral. Video: James Kavanagh
Enjoying pizza for those on a low carbohydrate diet can be tricky, but thankfully there are solutions - just like this recipe for a 'meat pizza'. Video: Bite TV
The Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show takes over the RDS this weekend. Throughout the three-day event, The Irish Times is hosting a series of open forums with interiors and design specialists. Video: Jose Miguel Jimenez
Montserrat’s Irish heritage dates back to the 17th century when the island became a haven for Irish Catholics who had been persecuted on other Caribbean islands. This Irish history is still evident today. Video: Frank Miller
Danes Hollow, Howth, home of Moya Doherty and John McColgan of Riverdance has spectacular sea views, terraced gardens and a swimming pool and is on the market for €9.5 million through Ganly Walters. Video: Bryan O'Brien (Drone footage: Ganly Walters)
A French woman who moved to Dublin to be with her Spanish boyfriend enjoys life in the city, easy access to the countryside and the work-life balance, but high rents and a shortage of secular schools mean they may not stay.
Can Lexus' new hybrid, the GS300H, make a dent in Ireland's diesel centric car market? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Hawkins House in Dublin city centre is facing demolition, and some people can't wait for it to happen. Irish Times Culture Editor Hugh Linehan looks at the city's worst building and its equally ugly neighbours. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Having been a favourite of petrol heads for more than 50 years, the latest incarnation of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S has a lot to live up to. So how does it compare? We take it around Silverstone to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
45 Sandford Terrace, Sandford Road, Ranelagh owned by the ‘queen of Irish gardening’ Helen Dillon and her husband, antiques dealer Val Dillon has come to the market with a price tag of €4.6 million through Sherry Fitzgerald. Video: Bryan O’Brien
Tesla Motors gave a sneak preview Thursday (March 31) of its Model 3 sedan, saying more than 130,000 people had ordered the car, even though it is more than a year away from production. Video: Tesla
A must for lazy weekends, Donal Skehan talks us through how to create 'The Elvis' - a sandwich comprising bacon, peanut butter and bananas. Video: Donal Skehan
Having had little success with a diesel/electric hybrid in the past, Volvo have released a petrol/electric hybrid with the XC90 - but is it an improvement? Video: Neil Briscoe
It's built for enjoyment, but is the Skoda Octavia fun to drive? We take it out for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
A goal by a seven-year-old has gone viral since being posted to Facebook on March 20. In the clip, Sean McDonnell flicks up the ball and beats the keeper with a long-range shot. Video: Crumlin United Football Club
Seán Mac Diarmada's old school house has been lovingly transformed into a beautiful cottage in Leitrim Video: Ronan McGreevy
Actor Saoirse Ronan explains Irish pub 'lock-ins' to Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.
Highlights of some key moments from 10 years of the social media platform. Video: Twitter
It looks like a Porsche Cayenne, but does it drive like one? We take the new Kia Sportage out for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
Celebrity chef Donal Skehan demonstrates how to create a simple and delicious grilled avocado salad. Video: Donal Skehan
Tulach Nore: This vast estate in Co Laois includes a Victorian house with woodlands, a working farmyard and 1,100 metres of river frontage on the Nore. Video: Sherry FitzGerald
How does the car maker's small hatchback perform in extreme conditions? Not badly at all according to Neil Briscoe.
PotterFest in Galway takes place at the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway. Ireland's only Harry Potter convention is organised by the Harry Potter Society at the university. Video: Joe O'Shaughnessy.
Celebrity chef Donal Skehan puts a novel spin on a pasta dish. Video: Donal Skehan
Dubliners answer the question: 'what has been the biggest change in your life and how did you deal with it?' Video: Stewart Lambert
It may not look all that different, but Kia have launched a revamped version of the Optima. Is it an improvement on its predecessor? We take it for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
Sierra Leone has the highest rate of maternal death on the planet. Una Mullally reports from the Bonthe District in the rural south-west, where teen pregnancy rates are high and basic necessities are scarce. Video: Brenda Fitzsimons
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