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Islands in the steam: ‘There’s room for only  one person to cook comfortably, your guests  get in the way and you lose the fun of putting a meal together with friends. Too many cooks might spoil the broth but that doesn’t mean the chef should be cast into solitary confinement.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

There are as many styles of kitchen interiors as there are cooks to toil in them. Ascetic Shaker, Tuscan rustic, French Chateau chic, traditional Iris(...)

Musician Conor Walsh. Photograph: Conor Walsh Facebook

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the Mayo musician and composer Conor Walsh. Although he had yet to launch his debut album, Wa(...)

Ireland has no shortage of incredible musicians, but for a while every singer seemed to be called David or Damien. Where were the women? It’s an imba(...)

From left, Cormac Breathnach, a dictionary compiler; Stiofán Ó Fearail of the band Seo Linn; Bláthnaid Treacy of RTÉ 2FM; and actor Clíona Ní Chíosaín. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Bain trial aisti! Surprise yourself,” reads the Seachtain na Gaeilge tagline for 2016. Although most of us learned Irish from when we started school(...)

Dublin Gospel Choir at this year’s Electric Picnic. Photograph: John Soffe

Maybe you have one of those families that has a Christmas sing-song: children dramatically present themselves from behind the sitting-room curtains; (...)

Alienated shoppers: demand is the vector that points us straight to Christmas. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a lacework of lights strung across the streets. Aerosols spray frozen breath as snow crystals are scrawled on shop windows. Cute robins perch(...)

An overnight stay at the palace, which sleeps six, begins at 35,000 rupees (€495) for one or two people including transfers and full board, or from 61,400 rupees (€870) for a party of six.
Royalty for a night in Kerala
  • Travel
  • November 28, 2015, 15:00

With barely the time to duck under the crumbling stone gateway of Chittoor Kottaram and onto a candlelit pathway, I am ordained Queen of Kochi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton pictured at the launch of local authority plans for the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Tanaiste Joan Burton has admitted the timing of an election is a matter for the Taoiseach but insisted it should take place next Spring. Speaking on F(...)

The capricious weather may be playing havoc with our moods, but at least there’s one constant that keeps us feeling good during an Irish summer: pe(...)

On the decks: Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at their 100th Mister in Brooklyn in 2012

There are certain names that always feature in any narrative of New York’s clubland. It’s where back-in-the-day scenesetters, such as Paradise Gara(...)

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