Tucked away down a boreen two miles inland from Roaring Water Bay in Aughadown, west Cork, Land of Lyre is a picture postcard farmhouse set on thre(...)

There are several accomplished portrait painters around today to tackle Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s not surprising that most of the portraits of former taoisigh hanging in Leinster House do not scale the heights of artistic excellence. However, (...)

A detail from Cartoonist, City, Winter by Una Sealy

The Royal Hibernian Academy was founded in 1823 and it has experienced some tricky moments in its subsequent history. On occasion, its very survival h(...)

Maeve McCarthy grew up helping out in her grandmother’s B&B in Bantry, Co Cork

Maeve McCarthy is waging a one-woman battle to get black pudding into Canada. The 40-year-old owner of The Pantry, an Irish café in Toronto, is(...)