An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mr Varadkar’s partner Matt and friends with Kylie Minogue at the singer’s gig at the 3Arena last year. Photograph: Tiernan Brady/Twitter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asked pop star Kylie Minogue if he could welcome her to Ireland personally when she came to Dublin for a concert last year. Mr(...)

Afternoon tea at Mount Juliet Estate, Co Kilkenny, is packed with goodies.

There are few treats as indulgent as a long, luxurious afternoon tea. It’s the perfect recovery after a busy day of Christmas shopping and an escape f(...)

Portugal: the Algarve has dramatic cliffs and golden sandy beaches. Photograph: Getty

After an extraordinary summer, when conflicted travel agents dreamed of rain, while rushing to get the barbecue out and plan al fresco family adventur(...)

Bronagh Rogers, who has made it to the final six in the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, presenting her semi-final dish to judges Graham Neville, Gareth Mullins and Danni Barry

Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan has been announced as the guest judge for the Euro-Toques Ireland Young Chef of the Year competition, the(...)

Home Truths: How To Add Real Value To Your Home, Sept 26th  at The Merrion Hotel

With property supply so scarce and limited options out there for those searching, homeowners are increasingly sitting tight and looking to simply impr(...)

A computer-generated image of the Clayton Hotel on Charlemont Street, Dublin 2, which is currently under construction

About 3,500 new hotel bedrooms will be built in Dublin by the end of 2019, with almost 90 per cent of new supply coming from new hotels. That increase(...)

The Rose Hotel in Tralee: its  Valentine’s package includes breakfast each morning and a specially designed five-course  candlelit dinner in the elegant surrounds of  The Park Restaurant

NEWS One fine stay Our hearts would certainly beat hard for the InterContinental’s V-Day special, an indulgent and saccharine-sweet overnight stay(...)

Paul Walsh

Health and wellbeing The health issue of the Irish Times Magazine seems a good time to introduce UK beauty expert Liz Earle’s first Wellbeing Yearboo(...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin has cancelled an “information meeting” on an anti-immigration and anti-abortion political party for Ireland which was due (...)

Will London's Kensington borough be emptied post-Brexit?

Dublin is marketing itself as a new home for the City of London after Brexit, even if it is being a little more delicate than that about its intentio(...)

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