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Family and local supporters of President-elect Joe Biden gather in Market Square to celebrate. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

As America turned slowly blue, Ballina held its breath. Was it really possible that Joe Biden, considered a native son of this Co Mayo town , albeit f(...)

Ashford Castle

One of the most exclusive hotels in Ireland is hoping a long standing conflict between its postal address and its actual location will help it keep it(...)

Were our couple to drop everything and race to Cong, Co Mayo, right now they could have themselves an overnight stay in one of the best hotels in the world – Ashford Castle. File photograph: Getty

Pricewatch was delighted to wake up last Thursday morning to realise that it was the dawn of a six-month spell over which Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

A picture of the five-star Ashford Castle, located by the village of  Cong in Co Mayo.

The impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality is “now biting” on the five-star Ashford Castle hotel, its general manager Niall Rochford has confirmed. “(...)

The Orchid House.

Irish actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Brosnan are selling their Malibu mansion for $100 million (€85 million). The Thai-inspired comple(...)

Gary Houston from Northern Ireland with a fine Sheelin trout.

Brenda Montgomery’s weekly bulletin on Lough Sheelin always makes for interesting reading. In her latest report, she highlights the lakes eutrophicati(...)

The boat with its engine which was stolen. Photograph: Ray Ryan

One of the largest lakes in Ireland has been left without a search and rescue service after the engine and navigation gear on the volunteer unit’s boa(...)

Adare Manor.

With the country slowly emerging from a lockdown the like of which has never been seen before, people will be anxious to escape the confines of their (...)

 People enjoy a day at the pubs in Soho, London following their reopening on Saturday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

People could get a drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over three months on Saturday as England took it(...)

Ashford Castle double act: A warm welcome to one of Ireland’s premier destinations. Photograph: Elizabeth Toher

“The juice sommelier will be with you shortly,” says Ashford Castle’s restaurant manager Robert Bowe as he seats me by a window in the dining room. A(...)

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