Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Lidl’s latest move is into the boudoir, ladies. Their new line of lingerie launching on March 23rd follows on the success of their €20 trench coat (...)

Rebecca Meehan in Paris

Although some of my friends and family thought I was mad going travelling alone, I questioned my sanity only once. I’d been away for two months and(...)

Cycling along the boardwalk in Porto
Pedalling through Porto, Portugal
  • Travel
  • February 22, 2015, 11:00

There are a couple of mysteries about Porto. Firstly, when did people start calling it Oporto? By all accounts, it seems to be a British “translati(...)

Proud Corkman Carl O’Brien on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I realised this on a blind date many years ago. My date, a Dub, confessed that, no, she had never in fact visited the real capital. Not only that, but(...)

Le Grand Canal by Monet estimated at £20 million-£30 million in Sotheby’s auction

No fewer than five paintings by French artist Claude Monet – with a combined top estimate of €60 million – will go under the hammer in Sotheby’s Impre(...)

Stocking up on hand-sewn, leather-bound notebooks no longer requires a trip to Venice as the ancient skills are still being practised at Barbara Hu(...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Francesco Rosi, who has died aged 92, was a film-maker who was fascinated with power, poverty and politics and whose commitment to social issues made (...)