Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Importance of leaving paper trails

Importance of leaving paper trails

A legal duty to document meetings, with sanctions for failing to do so, would put an end to ‘off the record’ government

Ski Book: Sleep in style

Ski Book: Sleep in style

Never underestimate the sheer luxury on offer in the mountains. Catherine Murphy takes a tour of some of the best-appointed properties in the Alps

Ski Book: Explore virgin territories

Ski Book: Explore virgin territories

Catherine Murphy brings you the best of what’s new on the slopes and in the resorts this winter

A taste of the good life

A taste of the good life

With its rich vineyards, regional delicacies and floating markets, Provence offers simple yet delightful pleasures set against an idyllic backdrop

Up where the air is thin

Up where the air is thin

The ten most fashionable destinations for our brave new world of climate change

Minding the screenagers

Minding the screenagers

Tackle exam stress with a downward dog

Vonn puts the hammer down

Vonn puts the hammer down

Up close with the stars of ski racing

Snow watch: Treat yourself to an Alpine break

Snow watch: Treat yourself to an Alpine break

The best easy access resorts for short ski breaks

SKI watch

SKI watch

Chop, chop! Hit powder heaven with a heli

SKI watch: Getting to grips with ski safety

SKI watch: Getting to grips with ski safety

How can you have fun off-piste without putting yourself in danger?

Slope springs eternal: Banish the January blues

Slope springs eternal: Banish the January blues

Book a group ski holiday in a top party and pistes destination

Ski Watch: There is such a thing as a Freeride

Ski Watch: There is such a thing as a Freeride

Ski Watch caught up with FWT head judge Dion Newport

The real cost of reaching the snow

The real cost of reaching the snow

A quick price comparison of popular ski resorts

Praying to the snow gods for a cold spell

Praying to the snow gods for a cold spell

Despite a worrying lack of proper snow predicted for the next few weeks, resorts are promising a man-made version that will keep skiers happy, writes Catherine Murphy

Art nouveau: The man with the golden touch

Art nouveau: The man with the golden touch

At 75, Rudolf Heltzel is firmly established as a living legend of Irish jewellery design