Cyclists stop to admire the view at an Italian lake. Cycling holidays abroad can take in everything from cycling for pleasure and food to training for a race. Photograph: Thinkstock

Enjoy the highlights of a region by seeing it from the saddle. There is no other mode of transport that will get you more close up to your holiday de(...)

Parmesan affineur Giorgio Cravero, who supplies cheese to Sheridans Cheesemongers, will demonstrate how to cut open a 36kg full wheel, and there’ll be cheese and wine tasting too

Cutting open a 36kg wheel of Parmesan Reggiano, with a retail value of €1,200, is a skilful process that the cheese-buying public don’t often get the (...)

Ireland, Co Sligo:  €69,000, Kireen Auctioneers

Kireen Auctioneers is seeking €69,000 for this three-bedroom house on Gallagher Road, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. We find similarly-priced properties aroun(...)

Police and fire brigade members take part in search operations for a missing person after torrential rain in Serra Ricco near Genoa in Italy today.  A wave of storms and torrential rain killed four people overnight near the Italian-Swiss border. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA.

Four people died when mudslides hit their homes in the border area between Italy and Switzerland overnight, and a fifth was missing near the Italian (...)

 Take a cruise on Danube in Budapest

Since retiring, I have taken over cooking duties at home and, as a sometime foodie, have been enjoying it very much. Meanwhile my (still working) w(...)

Ovens, Co Cork: €650,000, Lee Property
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Ireland: Co CorkLee Property is seeking €650,000 for this four-bed period house in its own grounds with pond in Ovens, Co CorkFrance: Poitou CharenteO(...)

 Macella Hazan, chef and cookbook author, at her home in Longboat Key, Florida

Marcella Hazan, who has died aged 89, was a biology scholar who reluctantly moved after marriage from Italy to the United States and went on to teach (...)

Time to mend a few fences of the holy variety? The last time Taoiseach Enda Kenny was out here, he was busy explaining just why he had closed down Ire(...)

GL Auctioneers is seeking €650,000 for this four-bedroom house on just under an acre at Lough Gur, Herbertstown, Limerick

IRELAND: Limerick GL Auctioneers is seeking €650,000 for this four-bedroom house on just under an acre at Lough Gur, Herbertstown, Limerick (...)