Brian O’Keefe came across artist and cook Fiona Hallinan when she and her collaborator Katie Sanderson brought their food and art project, The Hare, t(...)

Savan and Megha: His name means “seasonal rain”, a perfect match for “megha” – cloud

Indian weddings begin and end with henna. The saying goes: “The redder the henna, the more the groom loves the bride.” I find Megha lounging in a ch(...)

They call them lawnmower beers in the United States. Light, golden and thirst-quenching, they’re the type of cool beverage knocked back when the sun (...)

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Florentine Fragrances In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija in the Westbury Centre has secured the rights to sell the fragrance(...)

Bangladeshi Muslims carry the body of Xulhaz Mannan for his funeral in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the killings of gay rights activist Mannan and his friend. Photograph: AP

A group affiliated to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest in a string of m(...)

Vijay Govindarajan: “What you need to forget will help you in the future are the very things that are helping you today. What you need to forget requires having a vision of the future.”

A successful strategy for the long-term growth and prosperity of a business involves envisaging the future while forgetting the past and, at the same (...)

 Leonardo DiCaprio is applauded by François Hollande and Ban Ki-moon at the UN. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

Representatives from 175 of the 196 countries that concluded the Paris agreement to fight climate change last December gathered at UN headquarters in(...)

While new, hoppy IPAs (India pale ales) hit the market almost every week, other styles are now getting the hoppy twist

Everybody’s on about humulus lupulus these days. Brewers can’t get enough of them, drinkers are wild for them and growers can’t keep up. I’m talkin(...)

A new book called Slow Fashion highlights the growing importance of sustainable fashion worldwide

SILK TO LOUNGE AROUND IN The Irish-based silk boutique Ethical Silk, founded by Eva Power, has just launched a new loungewear range made with eco-f(...)

  The Kohinoor diamond, which once belonged to Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, weighs 105.6 carats and is part of the British crown jewels, stored in the tower of London. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

India has said it will make all possible efforts to get back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain despite comments by New Delhi’s solicitor general that (...)