Arun Kapil, author of ‘Fresh Spice’ and founder of Green Saffron,  in Green Saffron, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

For centuries spices have been used to add flavour and colour to food – but they have also been known to have wonderful medicinal properties. And whil(...)

Karen Donoghue  (right) from Dublin, is well aware of the dangers. Pictured here with her  mum Margaret

Almost 10,000 people are affected by stroke every year in Ireland and as September sees the start of Irish Heart Month, the Irish Heart Foundation (IH(...)

At the first-ever lymphoedema awareness campaign was the chairwoman of Lymphoedema Ireland, Nina Murray. Photograph: Jason Clarke

In the past decade Nina Murray’s life has changed beyond recognition. In 2008, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and while fortunately it was ca(...)

No need to take supplements if the content of your fridge looks like this

Any woman who has been pregnant will remember how much effort she put into eating a healthy diet. Many expectant mums also turn to prenatal supplement(...)

Paul Walsh of Castle Antiques, Clarecastle, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For many Americans, Ireland is known as the “old country”, and while this usually refers to the place their ancestors hailed from, it could also be a (...)

Ali Budan,  a barista  at The Fumbally, Dublin 8, uses a  Clever Dripper or a Kalita Wave, depending on her mood.

We may be traditionally known as a nation of tea drinkers but coffee is fast becoming the hot beverage of choice in Ireland with specialised coffee sh(...)

“Something special”: Bru na Mara in Carna, Connemara, a collection of holiday homes, for sale for €800,000

Ireland has long been a top destination for American and British holidaymakers. But changes in currency rates coupled with a reluctance to travel have(...)

The Merriman Tavern, Scariff, Co Clare

Selling the family home is always bittersweet as the memories and emotions held within the walls often seem too sacred to part with. But when that bui(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

One in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime and more than 40,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year with(...)

Richard Barrett, left, had a stroke while driving a council truck, but his colleague, Paul Treacy, responded quickly to the situation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every year more than one person an hour is struck down by stroke in Ireland. This is undoubtedly an alarming figure, so each year the Irish Heart Foun(...)