The modern extension at 6 Merton Road is  by award-winning architects de Blacam & Meagher

6 Merton Road is a bright, spacious Edwardian with a flexible, thoughtful layout

Number 23 Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 has quality double glazing that keeps out traffic noise

Number 23 Marlborough Road is a calm retreat around the corner from Donnybrook

Joyce Hickey’s tarragon chicken

Six-ingredient supper: Chicken with tarragon and mushroom sauce

Gerry Hickey:  served for many years as treasurer of the Irish Kennel Club

Wise and genial man with a gift for music

Number 6 Palmerston Road, Dublin 6 is 277sq m (2,982sq ft)

This fine 1860s house, enveloped in greenery, has been lovingly restored from the top down

Restored Victorian close to city centre blends original features with an up-to-date feel

Brian Dowling as the Genie, Donal Brennan as Aladdin, Nadia Forde as Princess Jasmine, Rob Murphy as Buffy, Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages (and in back row Carl Stallwood as Abbanazar)in  Aladdin at the Tivoli Theatre

Fathers beware: in the Tivoli panto there is nowhere to hide from Buffy Twanky

‘I have learned that full lungs keep you up, that thrashing slows you down and that underwater is a calming place.’ Photograph: iStock

"My mother, who had bad memories of a strong current and a woollen swimsuit, never forced the issue"

Photograph: iStock

Broadside: I soon grew tired of misery when my friends and family rallied around

Joyce Hickey and her son, Louis, visit the Cornwall eco park where nature is celebrated and curated

Patrick Logue and all the family  head for Termonfeckin beach on Christmas morning, come hail rain or snow. In 2010 actually was snow on the beach.

Our annual dunk has no charity element, which lends it a tremendous air of integrity

 Christing Guckian, from Roscommon, with Nibbles and Kail, two Dogue de Bordeaux, at the St Patrick’s Celtic Winners Dog Show at the National Show Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

At the Irish Kennel Club’s flagship show, a microcosm of life will be on display

In her new book, Cut the Crap, Ruth Field says we should all stop eating rubbish food. Joyce Hickey asks her just what kind of rub(...)

A night on a hospital trolley: discomfort and frustration

Even for a moderately ill patient, sleeping on a trolley was an unnerving experience

Liz Yeates, who has had breast cancer and is now well: ‘Early detection is everything when it comes to treating cancer.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

When you are diagnosed with a medical condition such as breast cancer, you need clear, reliable information and advice from people(...)

A recipe from the past

An Irishwoman’s Diary: Making meringues with a Maltese ingredient

A warm bright home, inside and out, this period three-bed on a quiet terrace has open-plan living areas and full-height doors open(...)

Auntie Moll refused to hand over her cake to the Black and Tans

A culinary act of defiance

Bockety brilliance
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A scrapheap of ideas amounts to a beautiful whole

Oh my dog
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Is there anything more comforting than a silent head on a sad knee? How much better is a walk with someone lolloping alongside…

Hand on heart

MY sons, who are nine and seven, are always keen to experiment

OUR HEALTH EXPERIENCE: TESSA WATSON AND JESSICA HAND: MY DAUGHTER Jessica has narcolepsy

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