Irish people look set to spend more than €8.5 billion on food and drink prepared or consumed outside the homes this year. Photograph: iStock

Irish consumers are increasingly seeking out healthier options when eating away from their homes with the popularity of plant-based options on the ris(...)

The Court cocktail bar in Rome

Favouring Fermanagh   The northern county has lots to offer visitors this summer, from the Music By The Shore Festival (August 9th to 11th), to (...)

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(...)

Howth castle and demesne  covers more than 470 acres of walled gardens, woodland, heathland and rhododendron gardens

Irish investment group Tetrarch has agreed a deal in principle to acquire Howth castle and demesne from the Gaisford-St Lawrence family in a multi-mil(...)

Children enjoy the kids’ club at The Johnstown Estate. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Easter holidays are just ahead and there are plenty of ways to entertain the children in your life over the next two weeks. Here is a selection of(...)

A St Patrick’s Day parade making its way  down  O’Connell Street, Dublin

Festival frenzy With more than 30 events taking place, this year’s St Patrick’s festivities have something for everyone. The “big” parade kicks off (...)

Kate and Sarah Fitzgerald. Kate  died on a Saturday and Sarah was killed two Saturdays later in a car crash in which her boyfriend Jason Burke also died

Teenager Kate Fitzgerald had a strong social conscience and wasn’t slow to voice her opinion when she encountered shortfalls in “the system” during tw(...)

A Christmas treat: Westbury Hotel festive afternoon tea

Afternoon tea – an overpriced sugar fest, or a chance to relax in comfortable surroundings and catch up with friends and family over a cup of tea and (...)

Tony Hanlon has been head gardener at Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare,  for more than 30 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times
30 years a-growing in Kildare

Tony Hanlon, the head gardener for more than 30 years at Killashee Hotel in Kildare is a quiet, stocky figure with compassionate eyes and sh(...)

The Island at Temple Wood, Carton Demesne, is a development comprising 11 serviced sites that will – within certain guidelines, of course – allow buyers build their own design

Demand for new builds in Kildare exceeds supply, but there are some new developments either already onstream or due for launch in the coming months. (...)

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