Look out for twinkly eyes  as you arrive at your lodgings because staff working front of house should be wearing face coverings.

Even the most cursory glance at social media in recent weeks would have told you that Irish people have warmly embraced the “summer of the staycation”(...)

 Killiney beach. Photograph: Tom Honan

What’s so good about it? Killiney, the millionaire’s playground 9½ miles south of Dublin city centre, is often described as Ireland’s Amalfi coast fo(...)

Harvey’s Point on Lough Eske in Donegal

There’s something incredibly decadent about decamping to a hotel or country house for a Christmas break. Whether you’re considering a Christmas Day fr(...)

Ires Reit chief executive Margaret Sweeney:   Ires’s €40m acquisition of 128 apartments at the Hampton Wood development in Finglas is expected to generate a gross yield of 6.25 per cent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MONDAY Indicators: Irish retail sales (Apr); German import prices (Apr). TUESDAY Results: Kainos, Frutarom, HP. Indicators: Irish overseas tra(...)

Rachel Allen, who will judge the first Irish porridge-making championship, with competition sponsor Paddy O’Connell. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Water or milk? Sugar or salt? Those are just some of the choices facing entrants in Ireland’s first porridge-making championship, which will be a high(...)

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A major campaign is under way to stop what has been described as the ‘Costa del Sol’ style development at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey, south Dublin. O(...)

Silverpines, Dalkey Avenue, Dalkey

 “We’re so close to Killiney Hill, sometimes I take it for granted,” says the owner of Silverpines. The family have lived in this four-bedroom d(...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

A pre-Christmas auction in aid of cancer charities takes place tomorrow, December 1st, at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin. The org(...)

Eithne Scott Lennon: “The most important thing is to get out there, make people aware that you’re very much alive and kicking.”

In 1993, the Fitzpatrick family were busy running hotels in Dublin, Cork, Shannon and New York when Eithne Fitzpatrick, wife of company founder, Paddy(...)

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