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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(...)

Adare Manor in Co Limerick has been voted Best Hotel in the World

The five-star Adare Manor and Golf Resort in Co Limerick has been named Hotel of the Year 2018 at the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards in Las Vegas. V(...)

Leo, one of Sorcha O’Raghallaigh’s star sign illustrations.

Skirting the issue An old-fashioned kitchen staple, the fabric curtain was often used under the sink instead of unit doors, particularly in small scu(...)

A drawing room at Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois which has been named Irish hotel of the year 2018 by the AA. Photograph: James Fennell

Ballyfin Demesne, a former boarding school in Co Laois, which underwent an extensive nine-year restoration before opening as a luxury hotel in 2011, i(...)

Heavy flooding on the N3 at Junction 2, Blanchardstown Centre on Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain caused the River Tolka to burst its banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures across the country on Wednesday. Flooding was reported across the east, with an elderly woman bein(...)

 Vehicles drive through floods as workers attempt to clear drains after heavy flooding on the Strawberry Beds, Lower Road near Lucan.Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Two housing estates in Mountmellick, Co Laois were evacuated on Wednesday when the Owenass River burst its banks due to heavy rain resulting in floode(...)

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