The Story of Home: Escape to the country Grainne Walsh, Metalman Brewery: “Home is somewhere you feel completely relaxed and at ease in. Everyone’s idea of a comfortable home is different, but for me it’s about space and access to outside space.” Photographs: Tanya Colclough

A coastal stone cottage, dating from the 1890s, is the quirky new home of Grainne Walsh, who left her life in Dublin to set up Metalman Brewing in Co Waterford

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Rally against ‘victim blaming’ organised after thong claim in rape trial Participants in a protest  last March in solidarity with victims of sexual violence. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA

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From Michelin-starred restaurants to the finest contemporary art galleries, experience the city earning the lofty title of Lonely Planet’s number one region in the world to visit in 2018

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