Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) anyone who travels knows, Ireland is generally an expensive place to live. Years ago, it was Germany that(...)

If I had been interested in the Rats before, my enthusiasm rocketed through the roof now. These leprous anti-establishment scumbags had actually attended my school! Blackrock College, this priest-run joint long famous for churning out obedient wage slaves had somehow produced The Boomtown Rats! How had this happened? There was hope for us all. Photograph: Terry Torph

(...) you glanced at it in a certain light, it looked exactly like the map of Ireland. I always thought this(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

(...)”. Though they were musically sophisticated and wide-ranging in their tastes, it seemed they had one record(...)

(...) she’d been saving and paired it with a bowl of macaroni and cheese.” Cynthia, the disgruntled(...)

Holly Lynott (winner): “We made it. This is my dado lighting the fire”

(...) strangely cold red wine were poured. It was a feast of textures and tastes and we smiled at the magic of it(...)

The potato salad bowl is always licked clean

(...), and it tastes great. A little horseradish, or a tablespoon of pesto, is a great addition too. Or you(...)

Paddy Cullivan drinking a low-alcohol beer at the Black Sheep in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) was a bit of vitriol directed at me over that article, but it was vastly outweighed by messages of(...)

James O’Halloran of Adam’s fine art auctioneers: “When I get into a house to do an insurance valuation, it is not unusual to see a really expensive painting above an inexpensive Ikea item.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) things differently nowadays – we can still have them but it is important to make money out of them,” he(...)

3 The Cutlers, Parliament Street, Dublin 2. Lot 193, Reserve €175,000, 2 Bedrooms

(...), there is a large number of properties to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. This auction features(...)

Shopping bags from Abercrombie & Fitch. Second-quarter revenue fell 8 per cent to $817.8 million, the slowest decline in four quarters, helped by better demand for dresses and jeans

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch reported a surprise adjusted quarterly profit as it(...)