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Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Liga Jarovoja (right) and Bronagh Beattie, head chef and sous chef at the new Merrow restaurant in the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway

Merrow restaurant, named after the mermaids of Irish folklore, opened this week at the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway’s Latin Quarter. Latvian-born L(...)

Fish doesn’t need to be cooked by a magician to make it delectable. Photograph: Getty Images

How did we become so infatuated with cod and salmon? We are a beef nation after all. I’m always surprised how little time we give to fish, trying othe(...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

It is believed to have been built 500 years after Newgrange. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The henge discovered near Newgrange, Co Meath last week may be astronomically aligned. Anthony Murphy, who discovered the henge, confirmed on Friday (...)

The record dry spell has been credited with the discovery of a previously unknown monument beside Newgrange, Co Meath. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson/Anthony Murphy

The heatwave has been described as “critical” in the discovery of a henge, or circular enclosure in the Unesco World Heritage Site close to Newgrange (...)

Matthew and Geraldine Stout lead the dig at Newgrange. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The first research excavations at Newgrange, Co Meath in more than 30 years have begun, after a geophysical survey showed what could prove to be an “e(...)

Going for gold: Peter McCloskey set up the Louth-based company just over a year ago and it now employs four people

Collar of Gold may be new to the market, but this pale-coloured rapeseed oil, which has no smell and imparts no flavour or colour to food, has already(...)

The chief executive of one of the country’s biggest food groups has resigned following a boardroom bust-up. John Harkin, who led the privately-owned (...)

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