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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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(...)

Ireland: Dublin18: €900,000 Sherry FitzGerald

France, Tarn Thirty-six acres of parkland, woodland and meadow come with this 19th-century maison de maitre, gite and outbuildings. The main h(...)