Bottles of Jameson whiskey: The Old Jameson Distillery hasn’t been a working distillery in decades, but some 400,000 people visit it and its Cork sister venue, the Midleton Experience, each year.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

At the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, there’s a new addition to Irish whiskey’s “brand home”: a “Bottle Your Own” stand where visito(...)

The Cobblestone in Smithfield: seven nights a week, twice on Sundays, you’ll find a trad session under way in the corner seat

There are sandwiches piled high under clingfilm, tea and coffee on tap and standing room only at the monthly singing session in the Cobblestone in (...)

Give Up Yer Aul Sins – Oscar nomination

Last year, 100 million children watched TV shows made by Brown Bag Films in Dublin’s very own Smithfield. Want to know how the animation studio went f(...)

Based on an origami pattern for a penguin, this blue rug from Bo Concept was  designed by Oki Sato

Pick up a penguin-inspired rug Oki Sato has been named creator of 2015 at the Paris-based annual interiors show Maison et Objet. Wallpaper maga(...)

 Mark Gray from  Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin: ‘By the time you’re on your third or fourth social worker, you’re just fed up of explaining yourself.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mark Gray knows first-hand the reality of growing up in a care system under strain. He was just six years old when he was placed in a residential home(...)

File photograph of a Translink Belfast bus. A woman died after being knocked down by a bus at Lisburn bus station in Northern Ireland, bus operator Translink said.

A woman has died after being knocked down by a bus in Co Antrim.The incident happened at Lisburn bus station in Northern Ireland this morning, operat(...)

 Nama has lodged  with Dublin City Council a €150 million redevelopment plan for the site, featuring offices, apartments and shops: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Boland’s Mills is an iconic site with huge historical resonance in the heart of a booming business and cultural district. Within a stone’s throw of(...)

 Birr Castle’s Winter Wonderland children’s festival begins this weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Christmas FairsChristmas comes early to Birr Castle demesne this weekend for the Winter Wonderland children’s festival. Beginning on Saturday and runn(...)

Claire Doyle: “We’re five years in and I want to grow every aspect of the business.”

After starting her tailored women’s workwear label during the height of the recession, Claire Doyle soon realised she would have to expand her offerin(...)

Maria Somerville: ‘The only gigs I ever get offered are ones that I want to do’ Photograph: Ruth Medjber / ruthlessimagery.com

Last September, Maria Somerville moved from Cornamona in Galway to Dublin. The singer-songwriter feels at her most creative on the shores of the Co(...)