‘We fetishise hard work and stress’

Fresh from the success of the second series of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, acclaimed writer Stefanie Preissner is penning her second book this summer. Her ...

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A new leaf for girls with literary role models

It’s crucial girls are introduced to literary role models, says children’s author Robin Stevens. So what should our daughters be reading? Ailin Quinlan ...

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Rock 'n' roll kid: Musician Paul Harrington on playing the long game

WHEN his weight began to pile up, Eurovision star Paul Harrington did not take it lightly. He noticed he was slowing down and that he could no longer wear his stylish ...

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On the red carpet this week: Taylor Swift, J-Lo, Mila Kunis and Dua Lipa

All the style from the red carpet this week.

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Product Watch: Moisturising masks

Rachel Marie Walsh unpeels moisturising masks in search of a truly instant facial. These are five of the best.

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How to wear it: The tapered trouser

Like your trousers short and sweet? We’ve got three ways to wear a pair.

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Restaurant Review: House Restaurant at The Cliff House

There was a hotel perched above the harbour in Ardmore where a 10-year-old waif in woolen trunks once earned his lifesaving merit badges over the course of an endless ...

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Weekend Food with Darina Allen: Time to sow and grow

Time to sow and time to grow. At last the soil has warmed up to 12C so there’s been a frenzy of seed sowing for the past few weeks.

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Eat and move with Derval O’Rourke: Celebrating with a birthday pasta and chocolate fondant cake

This week I’m chatting about fad diets. Recipe wise, I’m celebrating with my birthday pasta and a chocolate fondant cake.

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Fiona Phillips on how loneliness is like ‘dying inside’

TV presenter Fiona Phillips talks about her own experience of loneliness and says people need to start looking out for each other.

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When small changes make a big difference

Heading towards burn-out? Bring things back into balance with these expert tips, says Laura Townsend

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: I adore my husband, but don’t fancy him

I have been with my husband for 20 years. I adore him, and still think he is very handsome. We have a great relationship, but I just don’t fancy him any more, ...

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The people to follow for some Insta interiors inspiration

Instagram’s 800m-plus users feature plenty of people to love from the interior world. From professionals and amateurs at home and much further afield, here’s ...

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Drawing on creative inspiration: Designer, lecturer and founder of ‘Clover Rua’, Anita Elliott

Design life with Anita Elliott: designer, lecturer and founder, ‘Clover Rua’.

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Wish List: Summer BBQs, ceramics and designer candles

Esther McCarthy looks at ceramics and notes that designer candles are back in stock at Aldi.

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Fiestas, food, and my own private hideaway

Given her love affair with the country, it’s no wonder Sheila O’Flanagan dispatches characters in her books to Spain.

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A five star home from home on the set of The Restaurant

Conall Ó Fátharta loved the luxury, the cosiness, and the total lack of fuss during his short stay at a venue known for its starring role on TV’s ...

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5 of the most spiritual places to visit on earth

Here are the tales behind these places of mystery, magic and legend.

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A walk down memory lane

The Young Offenders introduced The Frank & Walters to a whole new audience, so much so that next weekend they headline Cork’s Right Here Right Now festival. ...

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David Puttnam casts his mind back to 'War of the Buttons' after 25 years

David Puttnam is at Fastnet Film Festival today to mark 25 years since ‘War of the Buttons’ was made. He tells Esther McCarthy about his fond memories ...

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Scene and Heard: This week's arts headlines

Des O'Driscoll highlights some of this week's interesting news in TV, music, and more

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Coming into Bloom this summer

Peter Dowdall looks forward to the world of wonder that awaits all ages at Bloom 2018.

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Your essential guide to setting up your own hen-house

Kya deLongchamps finds its housing, then chicken then egg - as she finds out what’s involved in setting up your very own hen-house.

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World Turtle Day: 5 places to swim with awesome sea turtles

From Ecuador to Egypt, here are some of the best places for underwater encounters.

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