It’s one of our coolest cities Kilkenny, with no shortage of great shops. Head straight for Folkster (056-7703312, which is housed (...)

Emporium Kalu, one of the town’s best boutiques, is housed in a former pub
Shoptalk: Naas

In Naas, the thoroughbred county’s key shopping town there’s an air of expectation about next month’s Aintree and Punchestown festivals, the finale(...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

This is what it looks like when your chairs aren’t considered good enough to sit on. Their crime? The chairs are being destroyed not because they w(...)

Hanley & Co menswear on Williamsgate Street in Galway

Hanley & Co menswear store on Galway’s Williamsgate Street is a business that has embraced the idea of shopping as theatre. In December, Cavan (...)

For a fragranced home that feels clean rather than cloying try this aroma diffuser which uses ultrasonic waves to vaporise the water and essential oil(...)

House of Hackney, the hip London-based fashion and homewares label co-founded by Dubliner Frieda Gormley, has launched a cracking Christmas collect(...)

Number 21 Parnell Road is a modest-looking mid-terrace house with hidden depths. The ivy-clad Georgian property was built sometime between 1810 and(...)

Views from Fooranagh, a detached bungalow  on the shores of Lough Corrib which is for sale through agents O’Donnellan and Joyce

It’s been a strong year for property sales in Galway for city-based agents O’Donnellan and Joyce who credit the introduction of property auctions as (...)

Poker Queen

Thirty-year-old Rathfarnham native Rebecca McAdam has been playing poker for half her life. As well as helping her through college, it has given her s(...)