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
Bugatti use the International Geneva Motor Show to unveil The Chiron, which they say is the most powerful, fastest, and most exclusive production super sports car in the world. Video: Reuters/Red Robot
Plunging necklines, sequin and floral gowns steal the show as Hollywood's A-list hit the Oscars red carpet. Video: Reuters
A University of London study using a treadmill shows that fat King penguins fall over more often than slim ones but carrying a bit of extra weight comes with an important advantage when it comes to reproduction, the biomechanics researchers say.
Driving through the Hollywood Hills in a convertible is a dream for many, but how does the Mini Cooper S match up to its competitors? Neil Briscoe takes a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
Neil Briscoe gets to fulfill a motor enthusiast's dream by taking a BMW M2 around California's famous Laguna Seca Raceway. Video: Neil Briscoe
As Mazda prepare to compete in the highly competitive family hatchback market, can the Mazda 3 eclipse some of its revered rivals? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Originally designed as a diesel hybrid, Peugeot have gone back to basics with the 508 RXH and stripped away the battery to create a two litre estate, but is it an improvement? We take it out for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
Stars show off their red carpet looks on the Grammy Awards red carpet in Los Angeles. Video: Reuters
Stars of the silver screen dazzle on the Baftas red carpet. Video: Reuters
Set at the edge of the river Dargle, this Victorian gentleman’s cottage draped in Virginia creeper and winter flowering jasmine dates from the late 1800s. Video: Knight Frank
Liss Ard estate is within 200 acres of Irish countryside surrounded by woodlands and a 50 acre lake. Pics: Sherry FitzGerald
Is the Ford Mustang EcoBoost sensible? No. Is it desirable? Absolutely. We take it out for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
Westport House in County Mayo, home to the Browne family since the 1700s and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations is on the market for €10 million. Video: Enda O’Dowd
Having been around since the late 1990s, the Honda HR-V is a mainstay on Irish roads, but how does the latest version match up to its predecessors? Video: Neil Briscoe
An Indian woman came to Galway in August 2014 to study before falling in love with a compatriot she met online and happily settling down in Dublin.
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