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Tianyiwa Xie, a student from Alexander College, Dublin, whose project was ‘Intersection of Multidimensional Planes in Projective Geometry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

How can I stop my sliced apple going brown in my lunchbox? Is it possible to charge a phone using exercise? Does listening to classical music make you(...)

Last-minute Christmas shopping. Photograph: iStock/Getty

ADULTS Dents Aviemore touch-screen gloves The gloves Among the most traditional of Christmas gifts, but what we like about Dents Avie(...)

Tourism in Ireland: the rise in the tourism VAT rate will undoubtedly make life more difficult for some smaller restaurant and hotel operators in certain parts of the country. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The primal scream from tourism and hospitality operators over the return of their VAT rate to 13.5 per cent is understandable, given the scale of disa(...)

Donnybrook Fair has six epicurean stores in some of Dublin and Wicklow’s most affluent areas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The ending of discussions between Dunnes Stores and Donnybrook Fair about a takeover deal looks like a missed opportunity for Ireland’s largest retail(...)

A takeover of Donnybrook Fair by Dunnes would have been seen within the industry as a natural progression for Ireland’s largest indigenous retailer

Talks between Dunnes Stores and the high-end supermarket chain Donnybrook Fair over a possible takeover deal have ended without agreement, according t(...)

The place of your birth can have a powerful draw. So, even though his career in finance has taken him to Dublin, London and New York, the owner of Cor(...)

Leo, one of Sorcha O’Raghallaigh’s star sign illustrations.

Skirting the issue An old-fashioned kitchen staple, the fabric curtain was often used under the sink instead of unit doors, particularly in small scu(...)

Bookseller Bob Johnston at home in his Malahide cottage. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Brighton born Bob Johnston has lived in Dublin for almost 20 years. In 2009 he set up The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, followed by a second branch i(...)

Jack  and Theo Kirwan of restaurant chain Sprout & Co. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Having trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Jack Kirwan began making and selling fresh juices out of Avoca in 2013. The concept evolved, leading to t(...)

Margaret and Leo Farrelly, started their free-range egg business in 1988

Free-range egg producer, Clonarn Clover, is a family affair. Margaret and Leo Farrelly and three of their four children work in the business, which be(...)

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