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
For a long time the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was the undisputed king of the executive saloon market, but as BMW and Audi fought back it slipped away, can the new E220 return Mercedes to the top? We took it for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
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
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