Ireland men’s  head coach Ned Fulton. Hoping to lead squad on a training camp to South Africa  in the New Year. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Irish men’s team are hoping to travel to South Africa in the new year for a stint of warm weather training. The trip is to help prepare the side (...)

Glebe Brethan, a Comté-style, nutty cheese: limited remaining stock is being released and is for sale through Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and from the Tiernan family farm

Temper temperChocolate can be tricky to cook with, but if you’d like to pick up some tips on tempering, as well as watch eight Christmas-themed recipe(...)

We’re having a tropical moment. Heat rises from our mouths to our eyeballs squeezing out tears and gasps. We’re not in Marks & Spencers anymore, T(...)

Ireland’s men’s team: Winning on an international stage, as the men’s cricket team and women’s rugby team recently showed, takes a sport a long, long way. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite the heated tempers around the country over the proposed Irish Hockey League, there has been some good to come out of the recent debate and (...)

Alan Sothern: Pembroke’s top scorer last season has moved to Belgium. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke’s early-season title credentials face a major test in Leinster Division One as last year’s Irish Senior Cup finalists (...)

Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow, with his basset hound Humphrey. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I sit at a desk thinking in the voice of an idiot for ten hours a day,” says Paul Howard. “That’s my job. Imagine driving home every evening with tha(...)

Kim Kardashian needs good storage: she wears more make-up on a Saturday night than most of us might get through in a year

When Kim Kardashian showed off her banks of clear acrylic make-up storage on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, make-up addicts around the world felt(...)

 Avoca Handweavers in  Rathcoole: The Lucan shop will be the 12th branch of the Wicklow-based company which started out as a handweaving mill in 1723.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Avoca Handweavers is to expand its cafe and lifestyle shop empire with a new outlet on the outskirts of Lucan village in west Dublin. South Dub(...)

Half way through the Best Shops campaign and we’ve been inundated with 10,985 nominations for more than 1,350 shops throughout the 32 counties. Hardwa(...)

At the Community Reuse Network Ireland pop-up shop on Dame Lane, Dublin, which sells upcycled goods, are the network’s Joanne Rourke, and Sarah Miller of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. Photograph: Alan Betson

Years ago our parents kept bits of string and paper bags, and had a shed full of stuff that “might come in handy”. My grandmother would rip back a (...)