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Fine Irish offerings: it’s good to have a selection of styles and strengths to keep all your guests happy

“Drink less, drink better,” is a well-worn phrase of Belgian brewers and it’s a good one to think about as we head into the busy party season. There (...)

Ruth Monaghan at home in Sandymount, Dublin: “I love texture and colour and Nordic simplicity and I believe that a home should be really comfortable and warm.” Photograph: Eric Luke

From Rosses Point in Sligo, florist Ruth Monaghan began her career in television production after studying commerce in DCU, experience that stood to (...)

The unit for sale, which includes an ATM let to AIB, is in a modern mixed-use development of shops and apartments

A retail unit at a busy Dublin city centre corner which also includes an ATM let to AIB is on the market at €350,000 through agent Hooke & MacDona(...)

“Children should be allowed to play. That is how they get their creative ideas,” says Finnish designer Eero Aarnio who is still designing in his eight(...)

The colour-pop units are bespoke and ordered through Alan Mee architects
Spot on in Portobello

Having spent months on countless estate agent appointments, trudging the streets and ever-hopeful that the right house was just around the corner, th(...)

I loved to sit at my mothers elbow as she scooped mugs of flour from the huge Odlum’s bag in the flour press.

It sits with the other cookbooks in my kitchen but it doesn’t look like them. It doesn’t have glossy photographs to illustrate every recipe. The layou(...)

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson has said further deals will be on hold until after next year’s planned IPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Financier Paul Coulson signalled on Thursday he plans to press the start button on Ardagh Group’s long-awaited stock market flotation as soon as March(...)

By the and large, record shops have been chased out of town. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Every trip to New York comes with certain rituals. Down the years, I’ve found myself heading to joints such as Strand Books and Veselka on every visi(...)

Pat Molloy, from Anglesea road, one of a group of local residents opposed to the proposed stadium development in the RDS. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The €26 million redevelopment of the Anglesea Stand at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) has been granted planning permission by Dublin City Council, how(...)

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

Brian Burns, Donald Trump’s choice as the next US ambassador to Ireland, has asked US interior designer Carleton Varney  to revamp Deerfield, the(...)

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