President Michael D Higgins has called for a thorough examination of the ‘viciousness’ that was unleashed in Ireland’s Civil War. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

President Michael D Higgins has called for a thorough examination of the “viciousness that was unleashed and the terrible price that was paid” for wha(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Vintage Tea Tours: Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Dublin’s much-loved Vintage Tea Tours has teamed up with Trinity City Hotel. Their new package offers a tour of the capital’s most famous sights, incl(...)

Willie Redmond: His   death was widely mourned at home. Photograph:  Culture Club/Getty Images

Willie Redmond MP, at the mature age of 53, unfit and overweight, signed up in February 1915 to join the Royal Irish Regiment. A popular politician (...)

Wake up and smell the flowers this summer. Photograph: Getty Images/Cultura RF

It’s summer, that magical time of year when many of Ireland’s best gardens are opened to the public. But which to visit over the coming months? We’ve (...)

A homemade ice bowl using edible flower petals. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Short of growing space but still hungering to cultivate a little of your own food this year? Here are some useful suggestions for easy-to-grow, tasty (...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

October 2014: TK Whitaker with his grandson Conor, age 10,  during a gathering organised by the SDLP  to honour his life and achievements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ken Whitaker’s life paralleled the history of the modern Irish State in whose economic, financial, social, educational, political and cultural evoluti(...)

Box hedging in the gardens of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co Cork. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you’re one of those gardeners who grows box hedging or topiary box specimens, then you’ll know it’s become fashionable to write off this wonderfull(...)

Clare’s Podge Collins is surrounded by Kerry players during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A warning should flash up on the screen prior to a programme to warn those of a nervous disposition not to be alarmed, that television sports punditry(...)