Robert Collins, manager and Christina O'Connor, staff member,  at The Store Yard , Portlaoise. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:49

We asked you tell us about your favourite shops again this summer, and you did in your thousands. More than 31,000 entries poured in praising indep(...)

One of our favourite things in Vermont: the Trapp Family Lodge

In the rousing final scene of The Sound of Music, we leave the Von Trapp family, in a crescendo of capes, escaping over a mountain. How nice, there(...)

Bernice Moran: ‘We plan to have shops in capital cities in the next few years

Virgin Atlantic 747 pilot Bernice Moran is co-founder and director of The Be Sweet Company with her sister Linda Moran. The business specialises in(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

 Sinead Duffy, founder of Yogandha: “We’d like to grow in Ireland because we’re 95 per cent export but also for people to be aware of the benefits of the products.” Photo: Conor McCabe

Sinéad Duffy is the founder of Yogandha, a range of natural body and mood boosting aromatherapy oils. With a background in human rights work, Sinéad d(...)

 Former World War Two pilot  Ted Veal (93)  and friend Ann Colfer on the front row of Tayto Park’s Rollercoaster ‘The Cú Chulainn Coaster’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 3:11

When you are the sole survivor of a second World War bomber which crashed into mountains in Italy, a ride on a rollercoaster must seem like a gentle s(...)

Splashing about: wellies put to the test

Hunter Wellington Boots €120 These are quite the style item and everyone from royalty to supermodels have been spotted sporting them. Let’s leav(...)

Your nominations for the Best Shops in Ireland awards are coming in thick and fast, and over the coming weeks secret shoppers and the judges will g(...)

Stone Mad, Kinsale has been nominated

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Six days into this year’s Best Shops competition and already we have thousands of nominations. The (...)

            This year we have changed the categories slightly and added etailers and market stalls. We’re also mi(...)