Ollie Cole performing during First Fortnight 2015

Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues is the aim of First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival that kicks off(...)

I won’t tell you what horticulturally-themed horrors I stumbled across while researching this week’s column, except to say if you are unlucky en(...)

Ploughing Championships: Sunshine and horse power at the national event  in  Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is not one to evoke divine intervention too often, but he managed a wry smile when seeing the ranks of clergy lined up bes(...)

A Roche Bobois Profile tartan chair designed by Jean Paul Gautier

There will be plenty of food for design thought and savvy decorating ideas on offer at Beacon South Quarter’s Design Fair in Dublin’s Sandyford this S(...)

Photograph: Daniel Irungu

Christ Church Cathedral will be transformed into a horticultural wonderland for this weekend’s inaugural Dublin Garden Festival. The festival, which r(...)

GIY founder Michael Kelly, Dunmore East, Co Waterford. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael Kelly founded GIY (Grow It Yourself) International, a non-profit network of (...)

Jimmy Lyons had ventured further than most Irishmen when he worked as a sea captain for the Blue Funnel Line in Singapore in the early 1900s. B(...)

The Irish Sky Garden during Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day on May 23, 2011 in London, England. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Cork City Manager, Tim Lucey yesterday defended the council’s decision to become involved in the controversial Sky Garden project as the council unvei(...)

Festival Fit finds its groove

In 1682, the Earl of Meath shipped in a Diarmuid Gavin de jour to design a landscape specifically for entertaining large numbers of people on the grou(...)

The Trailfinders Australian Garden has won the gold medal and Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 at Royal Hospital Chelsea  in London today. Photograph:  Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Gnomes, gardeners, rock stars and royalty, — there’s surely no other annual social event in the world quite like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, w(...)