Yoga at the Cliff House Hotel

Wellness is for life, not just for the post-Christmas. Still, booking a restorative break is a chance to give the mind, body and soul a top-of-year ki(...)

Winter walks

Hiking in the outdoors is a great way of staying in shape, and a well-proven gateway to a healthy and positive lifestyle. At summer’s end however, man(...)

Martijn Kajuiter, executive chef at House restaurant at the Cliff House hotel

Martijn Kajuiter, executive chef at Michelin-starred House restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co Waterford, is leaving the kitchen to tak(...)

Aimsir: head chef Jordan Bailey and wife and general manager Majken Bech Bailey in the Co Kildare restaurant, which won two Michelin stars. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has five new Michelin-starred restaurants, and seven new stars, following the launch of the French tyre company’s Michelin Guide Great Britain(...)

Maybe it’s high time to indulge in some unadulterated pampering on a luxurious away break. File photograph: Getty

Whether you’re a parent dreaming of escape from back-to-school drudgery, or just looking for a pampered weekend break, these luxurious adults-only get(...)

Several hundred families drawn from Kerry, Limerick and Cork intermingle on the sand when the sun shines in Ballybunion. Photograph: Mark Durkan

My Australian wife isn’t a fan of beaches or hot weather. She loves living in Ireland, where sun and sand rarely interfere with her love of books, rai(...)

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(...)

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