Shoptalk: niche food outlets

If the “super” in supermarket refers to the range of foods available in a single cavernous space, does it deserve the epithet? Isn’t there somethin(...)

Two of the three red ruffed lemur babies that have been unveiled to the public at Dublin Zoo, in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dublin Zoo has welcomed three new baby lemurs to its red ruffed lemur island. The three males will join the troop of four lemurs currently living o(...)

A real treat in the foothills of the Burren is Hazel Mountain Chocolates, a quirky cafe with gluten free cakes and pastries in a 1950s cottage frontin(...)

Sam Smyth of Urban Plant Life surrounded by the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), one of his favourite indoor plants. Photographs: Richard Johnston

It’s not easy being a house plant. Too often, it’s expected to have the endurance skills of a French Foreign legionnaire along with a supernatural (...)

Fossil shark tooth Carcharodon megalodon, USA Natural History Collection/National Museum of Ireland and John Comerford Robert Emmet (1778-1803), c.1803. Watercolour on ivory in a silver-gilt pendant. National Gallery of Ireland Collection

Trove – Dorothy Cross selects work from national collections Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** There’s a quote, attributed to Man(...)

Mrs Brown’s Boys triumphed once again in the Christmas ratings in Ireland as it had also done in Britain.

Mrs Brown’s Boys triumphed once again in the Christmas ratings in Ireland as it had also done in Britain. The Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special on RT(...)

Glebe Brethan, a Comté-style, nutty cheese: limited remaining stock is being released and is for sale through Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and from the Tiernan family farm

Temper temperChocolate can be tricky to cook with, but if you’d like to pick up some tips on tempering, as well as watch eight Christmas-themed recipe(...)

Caption: Artist’s reconstruction Vintana sertichi within the context of the tidal, estuarine paleoenvironment and fauna of the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Credit: Luci Betti-Nash

Scientists have recreated the appearance of the largest mammal yet discovered which lived during the age of the dinosaurs. The recovery of an intact s(...)

Elephant Bird egg: Sold at Christie’s for £122,500

An “Easter egg” with a difference has sold at Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” auction in London where a “very rare and complet(...)

Khumba

This South African animation is just too good. Hang on. We had better clarify. I mean “too” entirely literally and “just” in the sense of “by a(...)