Fiskekyrkan (The Fish House) one of Gothernburg’s top restaurants Fiskekyrkan

G ive me a second city any day. They’re funnier and more friendly than a glossy and poised capital. Self-deprecation is the schtick of Gothenburg, (...)

Tim Duggan and Aoife Flanagan: ‘I proposed to her on a park bench in Manhattan on my knees in my running gear.’ Photograph: Trevor Hart
The look of love

Tim Duggan and Aoife Flanagan Tim, 33, entrepreneur We met through a close friend and at first she refused to meet up with me for a dr(...)

A story that is uncomfortable

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.The opening words of Handel’s Messiah are linked by many with the Christmas story. They are the plead(...)

Tommy Walsh’s AFL career with Sydney Swams was interrupted by injury. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has confirmed the return of Tommy Walsh to the Kerry fold. The Kerry manager says that Walsh will play with Kerry in the McGrath Cu(...)

Blouse, €250, Love Moschino, Gilet, €149, Sisley, Arnotts 2:51

The cats – Maine Coons and British Shorthairs – are real, but the fur is fake in this winter shoot by Anita Sadoswka, styled by Carmel Daly. Fashio(...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal in action against Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Kavanagh kicked a big point during his side’s recovery late in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rory Kavanagh’s excellent league campaign ended frustratingly. The Division Two final brought Donegal back to Croke Park for the first time since Mayo(...)

The launch of the Penneys autumn collection in Dublin yesterday shows a coat (€30), top (€14), skirt (€12), necklace (€5) and shoes (€15). Photograph: Eric Luke

Penneys previewed its autumn-winter fashions on the rooftop terrace of the Spencer Hotel yesterday (formerly the Clarion) in Dublin. Styled by Niamh (...)

James O’Donoghue in action against Cork. He says his personal tally of 0-10 in the Munster final is partly explained by freshness. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

In the six years since Kerry last played Galway in the football championship both counties have made several rewrites to their script. When they meet (...)

Free Fall 2:02
Free Fall

Marc (Hanno Koffler) is a promising police academy trainee and expectant father when he first encounters fellow trainee Kay (Maz Riemelt). Their relat(...)

Blue snakeskin stilettoes, €245 by Lucy Choi at Seagreen; Versace’s Crystal Noir eau de toilette, €43 for 30ml at Boots; River Island’s bouclé coat, €120, comes in cream, baby pink and (pictured) a rich raspberry; Whistles Limited calf-hair satchel, €490

Buying for the woman in your life is a challenge – one that’s often compounded by the strong impression that she already has everything she needs. Chr(...)