Left: woodturner Glenn Lucas; centre: Fiadh Durham of Fiadh Woven Design; right: Eamonn Terry of Criostal na Rinne

In search of the perfect gift? How about jewellery, textiles, toys, art or wooden craft that has been made in Ireland? Plus, from woodturners to ce(...)

The Central Library at Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, where staff are objecting to a decision by management to open on Sundays without any library staff present. Photograph: Eric Luke.

When he was junior minister in the department of local government in 1947, Fianna Fáil’s Erskine Childers was centrally involved in the introduction (...)