The Willows in Blackrock: the United Arab Emirates bought it in 2012 for about €5 million, some 70 per cent down from its original €16.5 million asking price in 2008

Many countries with an established state presence in Ireland have for decades amassed some of the capital’s most valuable properties. Few have sold u(...)

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If like me your hangovers originate in book clubs rather than nightclubs these days then the next statement might shock you. It’s almost 20 years sinc(...)

The Irish drink more tea per capita than any other nation and yet, upon hearing of the existence of Ireland’s only tea master, I immediately imagin(...)

Unfazed: John Hurt says he’s not concerned by the mention of the great Krapps who have preceded him, such as Patrick Magee, Harold Pinter and Michael Gambon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breakfast interviews often turn out to be a bad idea. You can easily end up with a recorded interview that you can’t really hear because it’s f(...)