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 (...)

Rub-a-dub-dub: three business people who have benefited from peer-to-peer lending (from left) butcher John Sheridan of Sheridan Meats, baker Laragh Strahan of Lolly and Cooks, and candlestick-maker Larry Kinsella of Moth to a Flame

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” Polonius memorably urged his son in Hamlet , but if yo(...)

Victorian Irish silver claret jug, made by West & Son, Dublin in 1886, which was won by EN Wynne for the 800 and 1,000 yards ranges in the Dublin Rifle Club Leinster Cup in 1888. The estimate is €1,500-€2,500 at Mealy’s.

Avoca, which is now one of Ireland’s best known retail brands, began life as a woollen mill in the Co Wicklow town of that name in the early 18(...)

Simon Pratt, managing director of Avoca, at one of the company’s 12 cafes in Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Want to know the makings of a great cafe? Avoca has 12 and has been included in the 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland every year since (...)

The Haven is one of three bungalows built by brothers in the 1940s. It boasts views of the Little Sugar Loaf to the rear and the big Sugar Loaf(...)

155 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 2: seven-bed guiding €650,000 viewed by 40 parties within two days

Sunshine marks the first real day of spring and viewing is brisk in Dublin 4. The house-selling season is only warming up but pent-up demand is(...)

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Value for Money

CHOCOLATISSIMO €5 for 85g, €53.85 per kg If size matters to you when it comes to Valentine’s Day, you might want to steer clear of these. T(...)

Ireland’s goalkeeper David Harte arrived in Delhi to play in the Hockey India League. Harte was drafted, or, bought by the Dabur Mumbai Magicians. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It has been interesting to read the blog of David Harte, probably the first Irish player to experience a celebrity-type culture in hockey. The Irish g(...)

Value for Money

AVOCA MULTIGRAIN €2.85 for 600gMiles ahead of the rest when it comes to taste, texture, freshness and goodness. Ours was still warm from the oven, whi(...)