Claire Ryan

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Garden flowers from  Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms, by Erin Benzakein and Julie Chai. Photograph: Michèle M. Waite

If you’re a regular reader of this column, then you will know that I have more than a “bit of a thing” about cut-flowers. By this, I mean the seasonal(...)

 Joseph O’Connor, who leads the creative writing programme at University of Limerick. Photograph: Eric Luke

The University of Limerick and the Arts Council are seeking applications for their 2017 Writer’s Fellowship. The fellowship, which comes with a sti(...)

Sophie Richards from Gorey: ‘The Belgians and Dutch are ahead in breeding show-jumpers whereas with eventing, the Irish are top.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

They don’t wear spindle heels and fascinators and they don’t compete to win fashion prizes, but some of the stars that shine at the RDS Horse Show an(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Claire Ryan (right) and Patsy Wrafter of the Informal Florist. Photographs:  Richard Johnston

Get to a certain age in life, and even the best-loved Christmas traditions can sometimes begin to feel a little stale. Which is how – while searchi(...)