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The food shop in Vietnam

To mark the beginning of The Irish Times’ Food Month 2021 we asked some readers around the world to tell us about the food they eat, how they shop (...)

  Golfers negotiate the seventh hole at the reborn Rhayader Golf Links in Wales. During the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Powell became obsessed with his Welsh town’s golf course, long lost to time and the land. Then he rebuilt it, in order to play for a single day. Photograph: Phil Hatcher-Moore/The New York Times

On Friday evening, Chris Powell and 23 locals stood in a field roughly a mile from his home in the rolling hills of Rhayader in Mid Wales. All around(...)

 Austin Clarke: The 125th anniversary of the birth of the poet. Photograph: Jack McManus

‘And O she was the Sunday/in every week”. Who now remembers the poet who wrote those lines used in a long-running Bord na Móna TV ad campaign? The 125(...)

Judge Martin Nolan  set a trial date for the case of November 8th, 2022

A Dublin doctor is due to stand trial next year for possession and distribution of child pornography. Dr Ronan Keogan (48), of College Square, Terenu(...)

7 Mather Road North, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

Lucky the suburban downsizer with a substantial side garden and the appetite for a new build through all its stages from planning to completion. The n(...)

The two-acre site was  sold in 2016 to a local developer for €5million

A contentious planning battle near chic Monkstown village in south Co Dublin appears to have ended after An Bord Pleanála gave the gree(...)

Cleveland Dam in  Vancouver. Photograph: Hazel Norton

Hazel Norton moved to Vancouver 18 months ago with her husband, Mark Cullen. In Ireland she was a secondary school teacher, and she now works in profe(...)

Derry Girls. When you’re a teenager living in the shadow of the Troubles, life still goes on. Photograph: Channel 4

When Derry Girls (Channel 4 , Thursday, 10pm) began last week, Lisa McGee’s zippy new comedy series featured a terrorist act in its opening moments. S(...)

There’s more to hedging than leylandii. Photograph: Getty Images

It can take a while for a new house to become a sanctuary, a protected space sheltered from surrounding housing and the less attractive aspects of the(...)

Alternative & progressive hip hop group ApocalypsE perform outside  Smiley Dogg tattoo parlour in Cork city

The story of how music works in a backroom sense is often about how it doesn’t work. How there is a slog that is not always joyful, that is soul-crus(...)

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