Glass panels, exposed brick, neon lights and chandeliers at the Red Hen

Serious foodies would say that the decor is simply a side dish to what’s on the plate, but interioristas know that the truism “you eat with your ey(...)

The whiff of weed is spreading across the globe as more countries decriminalise the possession of small quantities of cannabis. The Netherlands has(...)

Raymond Carver called it “smoked-glass prose”, writing that is blurry or not clear in sentiment. It is the downfall of many novice writers, and som(...)

It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel with(...)

File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)

A “prosaic red brick home looking out to the Dublin hills”, is how historian Jim Ring, author of Childers’ biography, described number 12 Bushy Par(...)

 Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) at Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Children’s “freedom to roam” has completely changed over the years. They are now more supervised than ever before and their timetables and activities (...)

James “Jim” Lillie, chief executive of Jarden.  Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Jarden Corp said it would buy disposable tableware maker Waddington Group for $1.35 billion, bolstering a portfolio of brands that ranges from Sunbeam(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni and  John Delaney at the Galway Races in 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Giovanni Trapattoni, former manager of the Irish soccer team, has provided many memorable quotes over the years; one of his most stinging came in reac(...)

Giant Inflatable Beach Ball Sometimes you’ll find a solar-powered gizmo here to sterilise water or the latest in pocket-sized bicycles. This we(...)