Mustard: retro displays make it feel like a living room from the 1960s

Mustard, a cheery place with a sunshine-yellow facade, located on Academy Street in Cork, opened some eight months ago and sells retro-style homewa(...)

 Generations: TK Whitaker (97)  photographed at  his home on Stillorgan Road by the late David Sleator

Generations: 10 Decades of Irish Life began in April 2014. In January that year my editor and I decided that I would interview people in Ireland from (...)

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Portrait of a bearded man, in three-quarter profile, bust-length, with a white collar and gold chainsoil on oak panel has an estimate of £2m to £3m.

Russborough House has decided not to sell a valuable Rubens oil painting that it got an export licence for earlier this year. The painting, Portrait o(...)

 Pierce Hanley:  “I think the good thing about being a child is that you can have fun.” Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 12 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

 Dexter Comerford: “If I had a wish it would be that I could fly. And that I could be invisible.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 12 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Eva Flaherty:  “Maths is fun, because it’s challenging, and I like challenges.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 12 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Gabriella Martins: “My favourite sweet thing to eat is candyfloss and my favourite healthy one is spuds and gravy.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

This article is part of The Irish Times Generations project. Since April 2014, people ranging in age from 12 to 102 have shared their views on Iris(...)

Benfactors: Sir Alfred and Lady Beit at Russborough House in 1978 with Adoration of the Shepherds, by Adriaen van Ostade, one of paintings destined for Christie’s. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

On Saturday, March 20th, 1976, this newspaper reported that Russborough House, the Co Wicklow home of Sir Alfred Beit and Lady Beit, was to open to th(...)

 Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, left with W F Richardson from Blessington, his daughter Eithne Lewis, and granddaughter, Ms Lewis, viewing a Reubens painting during a connoisseur’s evening open to the public at Russborough House in 1983. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Russborough House has decided not to sell an important Rubens oil painting for which it obtained an export licence earlier this year. The painting, ti(...)

Russborough House is sending two Rubens paintings to Christie’s for auction while it is not known where the third is located. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Russborough House has obtained an export licence for another Rubens painting, in addition to the two Rubens it has included in a group of nine pictur(...)