Caitríona McBride

Caitríona McBride

A place less ordinary: The reinvention of Castle Leslie

A place less ordinary: The reinvention of Castle Leslie

The breathtaking Castle Leslie Estate is a place that spills over with history, charm and a feeling of home. It has just undergone an expansion, allowing it to welcome more guests with 21st-century comforts and its own unique atmosphere

Five-star ideas for father’s day

Five-star ideas for father’s day

Forget ties, socks and novelty mugs – this year, treat your dad to something a little special. Here are nine imaginative gift ideas

Wild, pure, delicious: Donegal

Wild, pure, delicious: Donegal

It’s already one of the most breathtakingly beautiful corners of the country - but Donegal has also quietly gained a reputation as the source of some of Ireland’s finest locally produced food as well

Your Business: Feel the fear and do it anyway

Your Business: Feel the fear and do it anyway

Nicola Byrne, the founder of 11890 and Cloud90, is adamant that self-belief holds the key to running a successful business, writes Caitríona Mc Bride

Gin 2017: Treats and tipples

Gin 2017: Treats and tipples

Flavoursome news from the world of gin, by Caitríona Mc Bride

A feast of good taste

A feast of good taste

Caitríona Mc Bride meets Avril Bannerton, the woman behind Taste of Dublin - the hottest event in the Irish culinary diary

Dermot Bannon: expect more from your home

Dermot Bannon: expect more from your home

TV architect Bannon wants us to ignore trendy fads and follow the sun when designing our homes

Get the juices flowing in Spain's wine heartland

Get the juices flowing in Spain's wine heartland

Vino and tapas are the orders of the day in northern Spain’s rugged but leafy wine region

Big crowds expected at Galway Arts Festival

Big crowds expected at Galway Arts Festival

More than 120,000 people are expected to attend the Galway Arts Festival, which starts tomorrow and runs until July 30.

Offering loans for cosmetic work

Offering loans for cosmetic work

Marie Byrne saw a gap in the Irish market for a payment scheme for those who wanted to get cosmetic surgery but could not afford to pay up front.

Teen with jewel in her crown

Teen with jewel in her crown

Mary Collins claims to be a typical entrepreneur. She set up her own jewellery business a few years ago and controls everything from the design and materials used to the look of her business cards.

Rude Health: MS services are branded a ‘shambles’

Rude Health: MS services are branded a ‘shambles’

MS is a chronic condition of the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and the spinal cord.

Boredom a major problem for call centres

Boredom a major problem for call centres

Initiatives to motivate staff was one of the main concerns for call centres at the Call Centre and Customer Services Forum Ireland last week.

New cervical cancer vaccine is welcomed

New cervical cancer vaccine is welcomed

A new US-approved vaccine against cervical cancer has been welcomed by the Irish Cancer Society as a significant breakthrough.

A sixth classic opening for Langan

A sixth classic opening for Langan

David Langan got his first taste of retailing as a child helping out after school in his parents’ furniture shop in Cabra, Dublin.