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Cobalt blue Ketzal blanket €325

Cool, damp evenings call for the warmth of a throw that can do double duty as a room accessory and a cosy wrap. Luckily there’s plenty of choice from (...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy at Adare Manor: JP McManus has invested  over €80 million  in the venue allocated the Ryder Cup for 2026.  Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The K Club in Kildare looks set to change hands, with Michael Smurfit in talks to sell it to Dublin investor Michael Fetherston. As the nursing home(...)

James Nicholson, founder of JN Wine, says the purchase of Highbury Vintners represented a ‘strategic acquisition’.

JN Wine, one of Ireland’s best known independent wine merchants, is expanding its business to London with the purchase of award-winning wine retailer (...)

Lady Rosse with a copy of Mary Ward’s book. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Mary Ward is chiefly remembered as being the unfortunate victim of Ireland’s first fatal road traffic incident, but in her lifetime she was a celebrat(...)

Damien Bastiat, who is bringing a touch of Gallic flaire to the luxury five-star Ballyfin resort in Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

More than 1,000 customers of ICS Mortgages may have had their ability to access new credit damaged as a result of an error in submitting information o(...)

Inside the Cow house in Portlaoise.

David Keane, proprietor of the Store Yard in Portlaoise, is a self-professed hoarder who turned a hobby into a profession. The former builder develope(...)

Andy Ring and George Clooney at the five star hotel in Ballyfin, Co Laois. Photograph:  Facebook/Abbeyleix Tourism and Marketing Group

The Hollywood actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and two children have spent a number of days in Co Laois getting to know his Irish relatives. They (...)

Chef and hotelier Michael Caines in the drawing room at Lympstone Manor, his hotel and restaurant on the south Devon coast.

“I fell asleep at the wheel. I woke up on impact and I realised instantly what had happened. I remember it very graphically. It was a nightmare . . . (...)

Thalia wearing white Thalia embellished lace bomber (€2995), Kristen tulle skirt (€495) from Louise Kennedy’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection, which was unveiled at Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois, on Tuesday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The “Louise Kennedy Roadshow” set off by bus from Dublin on Tuesday to Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois for an exclusive preview of the designer’s new spr(...)

Borgo Santo Pietro: charming loveliness

Ten years ago, we got hitched in the back garden but in the months leading up to the Big Day I got entirely freaked out about the cheesiness of a prop(...)

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