Upscale veggie options can be found at Pollen Street Social.

It’s far from an open secret, but strolling along the Thames Path is surely the most underappreciated activity in London. With small interruptions, be(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

Of the many peculiar medical treatments recorded in the archives of The Irish Times, one of the more curious was the 19th-century fashion for self-ele(...)

Who do you think you are kidding Monsieur Barnier/We’re preparing to kill each other for a can of Spam.

Given the trouble British industry is facing, I am happy to offer a sure-fire winner to its entrepreneurs. There is bound to be a huge market in T-shi(...)

Storming the Bastille

It surely is one of the great examples of “fake news”. Or, of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story. Today, Bastille Day in La France i(...)

Stroll: Whether you mosey around your local area or tackle a designated route, a walk is a wonderful way to make use of the long summer evening

Households around the country will be on World Cup lockdown at 7pm tonight, as England takes on Croatia in the semi-finals. However for those who don’(...)

There was no point in writing this column. There is no reason for you to read it.  All criticism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is futile. Las(...)

Trump and Xi: for all of the president’s Twitter criticisms of foreign competition, American GDP per head is still more than seven times China’s.  Photograph: Thomas Peter/Pool/Getty

If – and I use that word carefully – there is any substance to Donald Trump’s ideas about global trade it is to be found in the notion that China is s(...)

Buckingham Palace may be a tourist magnet, but only the architect’s mother could love it 

When Samuel Johnson said that thing about the man who was tired of London being tired of life, he seemed to imply that, while the city’s appeal might (...)

Sir Richard Wallace aged 70. Photograph: Copyright The Wallace Collection

They are first and foremost places to watch the river of life float by, to enjoy a busking troubadour or catch a whiff of Gauloises smoke. The public (...)

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