Park Hotel Kenmare: owners Francis and John Brennan. All photographs: Barry Murphy

What do you do when you want to refurbish a historic landmark hotel, without alienating its loyal and discerning clientele? You take out the chequeboo(...)

Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

Francis (left) and John Brennan run the Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry.

With foreign travel on the backburner for most Irish people this year, the lure of old-fashioned Irish hospitality has become increasingly appealing. (...)

The Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry. John  Brennan said the majority of guests at the hotel on Monday were Irish, and  the industry had a duty of care to tourists

One of the country’s best known five-star hotels, Francis and John Brennan’s Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry, is to stay open for business in the face(...)

RTÉ Gold presenter Rick O’Shea. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Listeners to RTÉ Gold told RTÉ director general Dee Forbes that she must be “absolutely mad” to axe the digital radio service and called on her t(...)

Rossdohan Island,  in Kenmare Bay, Co Kerry. Photograph:   Don MacMonagle

Jacqui Safra, a member of the billionaire Swiss Lebanese banking family, who financed a string of Woody Allen movies in the 1990s, and owns the Parkna(...)

A table setting for Christmas dinner at the Park Hotel in Kenmare.

For those who want to swap the madness of Christmas Day at home for a bit of five-star luxury, there are plenty of options available here. But it come(...)

RTÉ: If you were born in the 1990s, the national broadcaster has failed you for as long as it possibly could have. Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent national conversations about the impact of the late Gay Byrne, RTÉ’s failure to modernise, and the role of the public service broadcaster h(...)

Francis Brennan seems uncharacteristically unsure of himself

At an early juncture in Francis Brennan’s latest venture before the camera, the ebullient hotelier find himself considering the demands of a local bro(...)

‘Atmospheric’ thriller: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in crime drama Dublin Murders, a BBC-RTÉ co-production.

Dublin Murders, an eight-part adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling crime novels, and a second series of Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders headlin(...)

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