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(...)

Sticky, tasty rotisserie chicken from Poulet Bonne Femme - perfect for summer picnics

Barbecue classes Cooking on a barbecue is something most of us do, with varying degrees of success. I know someone who cooks a family-sized turke(...)

Real bread has become an increasingly popular movement in Ireland: taking out all the additives, preservatives and sugar, and bashing the dough aro(...)

Avoca Court, Blackrock: four-storey over basement block was built in 1990

A private investor is to pay over €4 million for a suburban office investment at Temple Road in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Fiona Kennedy of CBRE had been (...)

Avoca managing director Simon Pratt says the family is “inundated” with buyout approaches, but that no decision has been made. Photograph: Pat Langan

The dance between the Pratt family, who own Avoca Handweavers, and Aramark, the listed US food service giant that is in the frame to buy it, goes on.A(...)

Amanda Pratt: no longer assisting the owners of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton St

Speaking of the family that owns Avoca, I hear Amanda Pratt, who once ran the fashion and design side of the business, in no longer assisting the owne(...)

Brighten your home with wall-mounted vases from Hook and Ladder

  Wallflowers to brighten up a white wall Freshen up the look of bare white walls with wall dots, tiny wall- mounted vases, 15.24cm by(...)