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Today, what matters is the essential feel of a place, its culture, the experience, the mix of people, the nightlife and the lifestyle.

Yesterday, the innovative US urban economist Richard Florida gave a talk in Cork about the future of cities. Florida has been at the vanguard of new(...)

Lake Ohrid is hugely popular with domestic tourists but there are relatively few foreign visitors. Photograph: iStock

Has anybody heard of Lake Ohrid? Macedonia shares one of Europe’s largest and deepest lakes that very few people have ever heard of. The country is a (...)

Reopened: O’Connell Tower was forced to close in 1971

The reopening of the O’Connell Tower, Ireland’s tallest round tower, takes place this month. Built in 1855 to commemorate Daniel O’Connell, it was onc(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

German share price index, DAX board,  in Frankfurt,  November 21st. Photograph: Reuters/Staff/Remote

Major world stock markets rose and government bond yields fell on Tuesday as a combination of strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low i(...)

The newly reopened Presidential Suite, The Princess Grace at the Shelbourne

Room with a Kelly’s eye view The last phase of the multimillion-euro refurbishment at The Shelbourne hotel by renowned London design agency Oliver La(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on September 18th.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Most European share indices nudged ahead, the Iseq lagging slightly with an increase of 0.1 per cent. London’s blue chip index the FTSE 100 recovered(...)

Cork captain Rena Buckley greets supporters on the South Mall as the All-Ireland camogie champions return to the city. Photograph: Provision

Hundreds of supporters thronged Cork’s South Mall on Monday night to welcome home the camogie team who clinched a record 27th All-Ireland in dramatic (...)

Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world for the second year running. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something thrilling about using a bicycle to explore a new city. Street life seems more vibrant as you whizz past the crowds and down side st(...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)

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