Marc Stanley  at Tibohine Flying Club, Frenchpark, Co Roscommon, says maintaining a positive outlook  helps a lot, as heart disease is both a mental and physical condition. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

If there is one man in the west of Ireland who does not harbour the slightest fear of flying, it is Marc Stanley. If anything, a passion for light air(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

Geraldine Kavanagh of Wicklow Wild Foods with Emma and Ellie Somers with their foraged food picnic at Avondale estate, Co Wicklow. Photograph: David Sleator

Follow our coverage of Ballymaloe Lit Fest @irishtimesfood and @mcdigby After two particularly cold winters – one of which left her and her hus(...)