Wild harvesting has tangible health benefits, from the exercise to the mindfulness you can achieve at the seaside

Growing up in Arklow on Ireland’s east coast, beachcombing was a regular activity. I still love walking the dogs along the beach, stopping to gaze int(...)

 Jordan Bailey and Majken Bech-Bailey in the dining room at Aimsir, which opens at Cliff at Lyons next week. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw

“This is the dream.” Jordan Bailey, head chef at Aimsir, the new restaurant at Cliff at Lyons, is surveying his new domain at the heart of the Co Kild(...)

Patrick Quirke (50) arriving at court during his murder trial. File photograph: Collins.

In Court 13 at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin for nearly three months, the family of Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan sat with quiet dignity while deta(...)

 Mary Lowry. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí searching Patrick Quirke’s home found a handwritten note relating to Mary Lowry and the disappearance of Bobby Ryan, the Central Criminal Court(...)

Gorge on Italian cuisine

Visit Italy  Topflight has announced the expansion of their Sorrento and Amalfi coast programme for summer 2019. Now holidaymakers can fly from (...)

Kwanghi Chan, chef and restaurant owner, teaching Marie-Claire Digby how to make Pot Sticker dumplings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Making a neatly pleated Chinese dumpling is a bit like learning to do origami with one hand tied behind your back. It’s not easy. Millions, if not tr(...)

Halloween: there are lots of adventures, both inside and out, to keep the whole family entertained. Photograph: Ojo/Getty

In the sacred space between Back to School and Santa Stop Here, the ancients celebrated a very special festival: Midterm. Honour that tradition t(...)

 Takashi Miyazaki in  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

They will be insufferable, those Cork folk. But who’d begrudge them? Today’s trio of new Michelin stars for Cork will do nothing to alleviate the coun(...)

Enjoy a tapas lunch at Cava Bodega in Galway.

Team-building exercises are all well and good but an overnight stay really acts as glue to cohesively stick your colleagues/employees together. It als(...)

The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Waterford

Sea wellness The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Waterford, has launched its outdoor spa and outdoor spa menu, especially for the summer. The Well By (...)

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