Rory Murphy

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Ashford Castle: The original castle dates back to 1228, when it was built as a stronghold for the Anglo Norman de Burgo family.

A number of years ago I had an American boyfriend who was keen to see Cong, home of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, and Ashford Castle. Americans tend to(...)

Mark Nolan, managing director at Dromoland Castle. Photograph: Eamon Ward

With a Siberian snowstorm bearing down on Ireland, where better to hole up than in one of the most prestigious resorts in the State? The impending arr(...)

The Clerys building: one objector says the planned building work  does not fit with the council’s aim of keeping the area’s historic fabric while architect Henry J Lyons says the new scheme will be sensitive to the building. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Councillors, former workers and a neighbouring business have raised objections to plans to redevelop Clerys, the Dublin department store that shut las(...)

The only direction is up: Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles

You couldn’t possibly have called it. The biggest boyband in the world? If my notes – haphazardly jotted down immediately post-interview – were any(...)

Davy appears to be making a play for the wild, wild west. The country’s largest stockbroking firm has plucked three of the most senior executives from(...)