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Squeeze the last drop out of the season of feasting with a great offer before January becomes a cold hard fact

Once upon a time the week between Christmas and New Year was all about lying back, rubbing your tummy and wondering if you could face another round of(...)

Ballynahinch

Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

Portugal: the Algarve has dramatic cliffs and golden sandy beaches. Photograph: Getty

After an extraordinary summer, when conflicted travel agents dreamed of rain, while rushing to get the barbecue out and plan al fresco family adventur(...)

Dunnes Brothers is a ground works and general contractor. Photograph: iStock

Builder Glenman Corporation faces possible High Court action in a dispute over a €160,000 debt allegedly owed to subcontractor Dunne Brothers Ltd. Ga(...)

Ballyfin in Co Laois: the best hotel in Ireland.

Ballyfin in Co Laois topped the list of best Irish hotels as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Six other five-star hotels scored s(...)

Ballyfin, Co Laois: privacy, security and Irish hospitality. Photograph: Ballyfin

The hotel industry has welcomed the strong showing of Irish hotels in Condé Nast’s annual best hotels in the world, including Ballyfin in Co Laois whi(...)

Ballyfin, Co Laois: world’s best hotel. Photograph: Ballyfin

Three Irish hotels have secured top spots in the Condé Nast Best Hotels of the World awards, with Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois taking the acclaimed to(...)

Castlebridge House stands in partial ruin in the village of Castlebridge, near Wexford town. In its former 19th-century pleasure gardens stand the ruins of one the finest rotunda conservatories in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most people now associate flatpacks with Ikea, but the Great Palm House in the National Botanic Gardens was shipped to Dublin in parts and assemble(...)

First impressions of Uppercourt Manor suggest a vast country estate in the north Kilkenny countryside. But there’s a twist. The partially restored,(...)

The presidential suite at Dublin’s Marker Hotel

Presidential Suite, The Marker Hotel, Dublin At 129sq m it’s about the size of a typical family home, spread across two bedrooms, with an entra(...)

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