Arlene Harris

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Katie and David Crosby at the Rock’n’Roll Dublin half-marathon last August.

David Crosby was the eldest of five children. Now aged 42, he has one sibling left. Three died from respiratory problems when they were children – two(...)

Anne Neary: “I have been using the tomato knife for years and if I had to go to a desert island it is the one kitchen gadget I’d like to bring with me.”

There was a time when preparing a meal really did involve “slaving over a hot stove”. But these days, there are so many tools and gadgets to help make(...)

Arun Kapil, author of ‘Fresh Spice’ and founder of Green Saffron,  in Green Saffron, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

For centuries spices have been used to add flavour and colour to food – but they have also been known to have wonderful medicinal properties. And whil(...)

Karen Donoghue  (right) from Dublin, is well aware of the dangers. Pictured here with her  mum Margaret

Almost 10,000 people are affected by stroke every year in Ireland and as September sees the start of Irish Heart Month, the Irish Heart Foundation (IH(...)

At the first-ever lymphoedema awareness campaign was the chairwoman of Lymphoedema Ireland, Nina Murray. Photograph: Jason Clarke

In the past decade Nina Murray’s life has changed beyond recognition. In 2008, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and while fortunately it was ca(...)

No need to take supplements if the content of your fridge looks like this

Any woman who has been pregnant will remember how much effort she put into eating a healthy diet. Many expectant mums also turn to prenatal supplement(...)

Paul Walsh of Castle Antiques, Clarecastle, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For many Americans, Ireland is known as the “old country”, and while this usually refers to the place their ancestors hailed from, it could also be a (...)

Ali Budan,  a barista  at The Fumbally, Dublin 8, uses a  Clever Dripper or a Kalita Wave, depending on her mood.

We may be traditionally known as a nation of tea drinkers but coffee is fast becoming the hot beverage of choice in Ireland with specialised coffee sh(...)

“Something special”: Bru na Mara in Carna, Connemara, a collection of holiday homes, for sale for €800,000

Ireland has long been a top destination for American and British holidaymakers. But changes in currency rates coupled with a reluctance to travel have(...)

The Merriman Tavern, Scariff, Co Clare

Selling the family home is always bittersweet as the memories and emotions held within the walls often seem too sacred to part with. But when that bui(...)

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