Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)

For men thinking about cool footwear in the heat, look no further than Arno by Mr Hare, probably the most beautiful summer shoes that don’t need so(...)

Ireland, Co Wicklow: €550,000, Sherry FitzGerald Bray

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €550,000 for this three-bed bungalow in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow. What can you buy for that elsewhere?

Malahide, Co Dublin: €700,000, Sherry FitzGerald

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €700,000 for this four-bed at 17 Biscayne, Malahide, Co Dublin. We seek similarly-priced homes around the world

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino. Prosecution in the captain’s trial for multiple manslaughter and causing the shipwreck of the luxury liner has recommended a prison sentence of 26-years. Photograph: Tiziana Fabitiziana/AFP/Getty Images

“May God have pity on Schettino because we cannot.”With those words, the public prosecution asked that a 26-year prison sentence be imposed on Frances(...)

Failure around Europe: a farmer harvests olives this week in southern France; 40-60 per cent of the crop is likely to be lost. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In Cork my grandmother had a lip for the exotic: coffee beans from Reardens, Turkish delight from Hadji Bey, Benedictine from Woodford Bourne, figs fr(...)

It’s always a risk when using superlatives that you’ll run out of the best words for a time when you really need them. You might say one view is st(...)

Ireland, Waterford: €200,000, Michael A O’Brien and Sons
What will €200,000 buy
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  • September 18, 2014, 00:30

Michael A O’Brien and Sons is seeking €200,000 for this four-bedroom house in Tallow, Waterford. We seek similarly-priced properties in Turkey, Franc(...)

Ireland,  Co Louth:  €350,000 Capital Auctioneers

Capital Auctioneers is seeking €350,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow in Hammondstown, Dunleer, Co Louth. We seek similarly-priced properties in Fran(...)

Freshly harvested kale. Photograph: Getty Images
Forever greens

On the vague off chance that you haven’t yet noticed, might I mention the fact that kale is trending? Once dismissed as tasteless fodder crops, this l(...)