Irish Times consumer affairs correspondent Conor Pope spends a day at Ikea's Dublin store to find out how the homeware giant decides what to sell to Irish consumers and what it's doing about all that plastic.
When attempting to drive to Europe's northernmost point, one probably does not consider the two-seat, convertible, rear-wheel drive Mazda MX5 to be the ideal car. Neil Briscoe puts the little Japanese sports car to the ultimate test.
Texan Mark Samson, whose alter ego is the drag queen Delilah Pipes, began learning songs in Irish when he started dating a fluent Gaeilgeoir from Connemara. Video: Siobhán Ní Chiobháin
The owners of a beautiful barn conversion holiday home in the Glens of Antrim gave Belast-based interior designer Patricia McGinnis the brief of kitting the home out only with items either made or sourced in Ireland. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Are Peugeot capable of making a saloon to take on the big German car manufacturers? We take the 508 out for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Locals in Paris pub The Cricketer are unsure about a new drink: Brexit Blonde. Brewed in Scotland, the beer’s hoppy notes give it a deliberate bitterness, says barman Lomig Fronty. Video: Reuters
From National No Smoking Day onwards, people on the TCD campus will only be allowed to smoke in two designated shelters and on the perimeter of College Park.
Can the latest version of the BMW X5 live up to the original? We took it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Can Mazda take on the likes of the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf? We take the Mazda 3 out for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Aspiring dancer Rosa Devine was 16 when she was first invalided by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Incapacitated for almost a year she turned to comics and art, and found the path to a new career. Video by Bryan O’Brien.
The Old Post Office in Kilmacthomas, has been sympathetically restored by Rosemary Brown who has fond memories of growing up in the house when it was a hub of activity in the tiny Co. Waterford village. Video: Bryan O’Brien
Could the launch of the new Toyota Corolla be the most significant car launch in Ireland this year? We take it out for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
'Rockview', a superb waterside residence on Coliemore Road, Dalkey, has come on the market through Sherry Fitzgerald.
Is baby Lena Wilhare's love of mussels proof that you can get children to eat anything? Video: Wilhare family
36 Sandymount Avenue, Ballsbridge is a five-bedroom house in Ballsbridge full of interesting architecture detail and is on the market through Knight Frank for €3million. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Could one be forgiven for mistaking the new Kia Proceed for a Porsche? We take it out for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
There were bold styles on the Grammy Awards' red carpet as stars of the music world - including Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry - posed for photographs. Video: Reuters
A good quality home-cooked meal is the only to celebrate Valentine’s day and you can't go wrong with this creamy and delicious beef stroganoff. Video: Lily Higgins
Is an SUV without a diesel option really a good idea? We take the Honda CR-V out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Denise O'Connor explains how the goal for her overall house design was to create an enjoyable home the family could cook, eat and entertain in.
Denise O’Connor talks about the importance of a home designed for wellbeing and happiness.
Denise O'Connor explains how she designed a custom space for her boys to enjoy, a remedy to the cluttered room of old.
Could the Stelvio Quadrifoglio be Alfa Romeo's new lucky charm? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Hibernian House, Monasterevin, a Georgian townhouse dating back to 1850 - 1870 which was once home to the Hibernian Bank, has been restored to its former glory by a young family who have recently returned home from Australia. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Is it time to ditch the crossover for the rugged 4x4 SUV? We take the new Toyota RAV4 off road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Brown Thomas have launched their Spring Summer Collection at a special fashion show of 112 looks in their Grafton Street Headquarters. Floral print and fluid shades of neutral feature along with bicycle shorts and boho-chic. Video: Bryan O'Brien
When compared to the rest of the BMW range, is the X4 a little pointless? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
In a market besotted with SUVs, is there anything to be said for the humble MPV? We take the new Ford S-Max out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Bright colours were back on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday (January 6), with pop superstar Lady Gaga, dressed in lavender, leading a trend for old school glamour.
Is the new Audi Q8 simply too big and too expensive? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
People take the plunge on Christmas Day at Blackrock in Galway in aid of various local charities. Video: Joe O'Shaughnessy
The craft of making toy rocking horses is alive and well in County Longford where Andy Tynan of Celtic Rocking Horses has been busy coming up to Christmas. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Family and friends greet loved ones with Santa hats and homemade banners as they arrive in Dublin Airport.
The Fiat brand's popularity has been on the wane in Ireland, but could the 500X crossover be about to change that? We take it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
A video of four-year-old Serene Ibraheem singing an Irish nursery rhyme has been has been viewed more than 450,000 times and liked more than 16,850 times on social media. Video: Razan Ibraheem
Ciarán Hodgers is a multi-award winning Irish spoken word poet, now living in Liverpool. This video was recorded by Muddy Feet Poetry. For more from Muddy Feet Poetry go to - https://www.facebook.com/MuddyFeetPoetry
It's a new age of sophistication for the quirky Citroen crossover, but how does it shape up against its competitors? Video: Neil Briscoe
Conor Pope joins Christmas shoppers in Dublin city centre and asks them about their best and worst Christmas presents. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Mercedes have brought out a new entry-level model to its AMG range with the A35, but is it too low-range to be worthy of the AMG name? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Dublin's finest restaurateurs reveal the secrets to the buildings, ingredients and concepts of Dublin's top spots. Video: Enda O'Dowd
First lady of the United States, Melania Trump unveils the 2018 White House Christmas decorations. Video: The White House
In a market obsessed with SUVs, is there a place for a well-made saloon car? We took the Mazda 6 for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Irish Times baking expert Vanessa Greenwood shares her her indulgent white chocolate mousse cake recipe that makes a luxurious treat taht's sure to impress.
Fine dining, guest bedrooms, outdoor movies, billiards, a cigar room and much more besides. Take a look inside the Stephen’s Green and Hibernian Club, one of Dublin's oldest private members clubs, now celebrating over 170 years. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The rise of the vegan diet has helped highlight the choices we make in the restaurant or kitchen. But what is the best diet for you, and how can your choices help save the planet. Video: Kathleen Harris
The Lexus LS has always been associated with luxury, so does the new hybrid LS500h carry on the tradition? We took it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Cafe en Seine on Dublin's Dawson Street has been brought back to life. Many of the original art deco features have been retained in the refurbishment of what many regard as Dublin's first superpub. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Irish Times cooking expert Vanessa Greenwood guides us through her deceptively simple Maple-Roasted Pecan Pie recipe. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Tim Forde is the latest in a long family line to serve the people of Mitchelstown from his eclectic shop. Video: Michael Mac Sweeney/Kathleen Harris
A movie prop or a petrol head's dream? We take the Ford Mustang Bullitt, based on Steve McQueen's car from the 1968 movie of the same name, for a test drive. Video: Neil Briscoe
The Irish Times baking expert, Vanessa Greenwood, shares her recipe for the sumptuous Pistachio Bakewell Plait. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Filip Klubicka moved to Dublin in August 2017 to do a PhD in computational linguisitcs and also sings with an Irish a capella group called Ardu. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Is the new Bentley Continental GT more than a plaything for Premier League footballers? We take it for a test drive to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
This Irish Times Food Month recipe from our resident bake expert Vanessa Greenwood is surprisingly simple but incredible delicious, berry coconut slices . Pictures: Harry Weir
Is the Audi A6 just a little too boring to drive? We take it out on the road to put it to the test. Video: Neil Briscoe
Conor Hanratty and Gerald Heffernan of The Vaults Live, discuss Dublin's latest tourist attraction - a walk through the history of Ireland.
We take a sneak peek inside the doors of Dublin's newest hotel in the heart of Ranelagh village. There's a rooftop restaurant, a basement cinema and lots more besides. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Toyota have delighted petrol heads everywhere by announcing the return of the Supra, but is the new version worth the wait? We take it around Madrid's famous Circuito del Jarama to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
Eileen Smith, a mother of four who lives in Ballsbridge in Dublin with her husband, spends her spare time gardening, golfing, playing bridge, socialising with her girlfriends, and running one of the country’s most popular Instagram accounts. Video: Kathleen Harris
When it was first introduced the Ford Focus "blitzed" the hatchback market, but can the latest version enjoy the same level of dominance? We took it out on the road to find out. Video: Neil Briscoe
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