Hugh Wallace

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Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social distancing is ‘non-viable for 90 per cent of restaurants’, but some are determined to reopen in June. When they do, will anyone show up?’ (...)

Séamus Harrington, wife Karen and family. Copyright: RTÉ and Shinawil 2020

Freud once said of the Irish: “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever”. He was essentially wrong, of course (oh an(...)

An aerial view of the site on Wynnefield Road in Rathmines, Dublin 6

Developers of both residential and commercial schemes are expected to express an interest in a well-located opportunity which has been brought to the (...)

Tullan Strand Bundoran Co Donegal

Bundoran, the most southerly town in Co Donegal, now bears the nickname Surf Capital of Ireland. In 2012, the town overlooking the waters of Donegal B(...)

The five-star Europe Hotel in Killarney.

Luxe location Killarney’s Europe Hotel boasts some of the most breathtaking scenes of the famous Kerry landscape. Along with postcard-worthy views, t(...)

Writer John Boyne in his Rathfarnham home which won the Celebrity Home of the Year 2019 title. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Early on in Celebrity Home of the Year (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35pm), a programme that cunningly combines our nation’s two main subjects of worship, th(...)

William Garvey drinks cabinet: a foolproof way to hold your drink in style

Cocktail cool There’s a foolproof way to hold your drink in style this Christmas: get yourself a bespoke bar cabinet from William Garvey furniture Ma(...)

Grand designs: the farm whose outhouses Hugh Wallace has been restoring. Photograph: Tom Honan

“We’re obsessed in Ireland with trying to save our cities and our urban heritage, which is absurd, really, as Ireland’s heritage is predominantly stee(...)

Hugh Wallace: “I always haggle over prices. You have to be able to justify what you’re buying.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m a bit of both. Ten years ago, I was a spender. Losing my job and the reality of life changed me, so now I save(...)

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Co Kerry.

Osprey openings The Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, has completed a €1.2 million new spa, set to open this month. Designed by architect Hugh Wallac(...)

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