Parents will have to pay more this year to send their children to school, according to Barnardos’ 10th anniversary survey of school costs.


Niall Quinn: FAI needs to change focus

Given his rounded experience in the game as player, administrator, legend of Irish football and, in his current role as media personality, someone who can usually be relied upon to offer a thoughtful opinion on the issues of the day, it’s hardly a surprise Niall Quinn is periodically touted as a future chief executive of the FAI.


US hunter Sabrina Corgatelli criticised for carcass poses

A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting images of herself posing with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.


Irish manufacturers benefiting from economic recovery

The prospects for continued growth across the Irish economy got another boost yesterday, with a reputable survey suggesting that manufacturers are at last benefiting from a pickup in demand at home - not just from surging demand for their exports - and are also hiring more people.


Crafting a niche with ciderCaroline Delaney

Fashion & Beauty

Trend of the week: Novelty t-shirtsBy Annmarie O’Connor

Food & Drink

My favourite wine importersBy Leslie Williams

Diet & Fitness

These explosive jumping exercises will improve knee function and fitness

Home & Interiors

Choice is yours at August weekend auctions and art fairs


By the lakes of Killarney

Arts, Books, Films & TV

VIDEO: A good turn deserves another at Cork Craft MonthTommy Barker


Nature’s gems in old quarryDick Warner