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Paul Howard with his dog Humphrey, at home in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We have hit middle age at exactly the same time. Our hair is losing its colour in many of the same places. We make a similar low groaning noise when w(...)

It’s not all doom and gloom in retail as the food and beverage sector is experiencing strong demand

The latest commentary on Dublin’s retail sector points to an uncertain market which shows little of the underlying occupational strength of the office(...)

The vibrancy of Dublin nightlife and its high-concept restaurants and bars is forcing up costs for punters and developers.

THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS: A MENU OF COSTS They call it “meanwhile use” in property developer shorthand. It’s the market or cafe that slots itself temp(...)

Great buzz: Paul Howard with his beehive in Avoca, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tethered as we are these days to mobile technology, the concept of free time has become nebulous. Far too many of us are always on or always on call. (...)

The North Block at 16a Monkstown Crescent extends to 369sq m (4,000sq ft) and comes with six basement car-parking spaces

QRE is guiding €950,000 for a small office investment at fashionable Monkstown Crescent in south Dublin. The North Block at 16a Monkstown Crescent, w(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Catching the sunset at Meenogahane Pier. Photograph: Wild Water Adventures

About six months ago I tweeted about a wild swimming set-up I had come across in north Kerry, saying if I could marry a company it would be this one. (...)

A  vintage video game. The gaming world has travelled some distance since the 1980s

It is as plain as the Ronnie Drew beards on their young faces, the milk bottles doubling as jugs on the tables of their achingly hip coffee shops, the(...)

A file photograph showing Emily Sachs on the Artwood stand at the RDS in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Over 5,000 visitors from 20 countries are expected to peruse the best of Irish craft and design at the annual Showcase trade fair in Dublin’s RDS over(...)

 Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

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