Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes  make Finn Lough a wonderland.

LAKESIDE SANCTUARIES Finn Lough, Co Fermanagh: Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes (below) make Finn Lough a wonderland(...)

Sometimes planning restrictions can be a blessing in disguise, though architects may beg to differ. One of the conditions attached, when planning wa(...)

About as different from the traditional twee rendering of the Irish thatched cottage as it’s possible to imagine, Castleview in Clonakilty is an im(...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Parrot Zik 2  headphones

Parrot Zik 2 headphones You can be pretty sure Parrot intended its new Philippe Starck-designed Zik 2s would be widely available for Christmas(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

Around 1840 when the Earl of Howth commissioned two houses on what is now Station Road, Sutton, he also had the builders in at his rambling Howth C(...)

A pair of Pratfall chairs by Philippe Starck, €1,400-€1,800 at de Veres

As “brown furniture” continues to struggle in the auction rooms, there’s been a surge of interest in 20th-century furniture, some of which is o(...)

“We are a newspaper...not a social network.” The front page of French newspaper Liberation, the editor of which, resigned today.

The editor of France’s Liberation daily newspaper has resigned. Nicolas Demorand had been embroiled in a dispute with newsroom staff oppo(...)

10 Lansdowne Park, €425,000, Lisney

TURKEY On a hill overlooking the port of Gocek is this four-bedroom villa designed in a contemporary sleek style outside and in (where the palett(...)