20 Larkfield Gardens, Kimmage, Dublin 6W A three-bed terraced house extended and renovated to a high standard with 97 sq m of living space including (...)

The Royal National Theatre in London: “A national theatre isn’t just an organisation that puts on plays. It is also a symbol.” Photograph: Scott E Barbour/Getty

They had Richard Eyre on the radio last week. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme brought in the former artistic director of the National Theatre in London to (...)

MacGill Summer School’s founder and director Joe Mulholland plans to recruit a young researcher to help him recruit a wider variety of speakers. Photograph: Eric Luke

A joke has been doing the rounds in recent weeks that across the country prominent women were afraid to answer the phone in case it was the organiser (...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Judging underway at the Artisan Cheese Awards in Melton Mowbray

Irish cheesemakers won 14 gold awards, 12 silver and 24 bronze, at the Artisan Cheese Awards in England, with Coolea Extra Matured taking the reserve (...)

A dog is rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas. Photograph: Reuters

When Joe Garcia spotted a rescue boat on Monday outside his flooded home in Spring, a suburb north of Houston, he pushed a plastic tub of his belongin(...)

The All Blacks expect Warren Gatland to stick with his familiar tactics. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Thursday’s front page of the New Zealand Herald probably summed up the phoney war to date as well as anything. To the backdrop of a picture of Warren (...)

The Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou, Nova Scotia,  features a  full-size replica of the ship that carried Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in the 18th century.

Something about Nova Scotia’s dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and lush hills has a look of Ireland to it, like a distant cousin with your grandmothe(...)

Scotland’s North Coast 500:  Some people drive anti-clockwise, saving the more dramatic west coast scenery till last.  Photograph: Sue Mountjoy

Since watching the classic hippy biker movie Easy Rider three times during my impressionable teenage years, I have always nursed a nagging desire to d(...)

Pat Smullen guides Harzand to victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Pat Smullen hopes a middle draw in Sunday’s €5 million Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe can help Harzand put a perfect seal on his momentous season in(...)

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