Ciara O’Toole: In Italy many of her friends were restoring aircraft, salvaging parts and giving them “a second lease of life”. That second chance idea chimed with her and turned into a business plan

Ciara O’Toole is an adventurous spirit who left a career in marketing to live in Lake Como with her husband in 2007. Six months later the marriage (...)

Have you ever looked at something particularly tacky, impossibly wrong or just weird and thought “someone actually designed that”? Good design make(...)

A  campaign to re-erect a sea pole in Skerries, Co Dublin, as a memorial to lost sailors, has attracted the support of thousands of locals. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A campaign to re-erect a sea pole in Skerries, Co Dublin, as a memorial to lost sailors, has attracted the support of thousands of locals. (...)