Stephen Bourke

Stephen Bourke

Take a break in Budapest

Take a break in Budapest

It may be home to one of the most complicated languages in the world, but the Hungarian capital is straightforward fun, writes Stephen Bourke

Weekending on a wet Jersey

Weekending on a wet Jersey

This little patch of English grass on some wave-swept rocks off the coast of France has enjoyed centuries of prosperity – interrupted by a few invasions – by virtue of its position between Britain and Europe

Travel: A rocky Iberian adventure

Travel: A rocky Iberian adventure

It might be a risky niche sport, but Stephen Bourke has no regrets about jumping straight into a canyoning holiday in Spain

Northern Exposure: A foodie guide to Galicia

Northern Exposure: A foodie guide to Galicia

Long known as the pilgrims’ destination on the Camino, Santiago de Compostela also has a vibrant seafood tradition, as Stephen Bourke discovers on a trip to the north-western Spanish city

2,000 visitors expected at Wexford Business Expo

2,000 visitors expected at Wexford Business Expo

The organisers of the Wexford Business Expo expect at least 2,000 visitors to attend this year’...

What can Dublin learn about flooding from Nigerian slums?

What can Dublin learn about flooding from Nigerian slums?

Architect Kunlé Adeyemi is breaking new ground in west Africa

Where no theatre has gone before

Where no theatre has gone before

Corps Diplomatique Conceived and directed by Halory Goerger Project Arts Centre Run concluded...

Star of the Sea is vital theatre

Star of the Sea is vital theatre

Dublin Theatre Festival

New Irish opera a harsh comment on modern society

New Irish opera a harsh comment on modern society

Opera: The Last Hotel

Inside Ikea: The way we live now

Inside Ikea: The way we live now

A trip to Ikea’s headquarters in southern Sweden is a window into a world of 3D renderings, futuristic blueprints, aspirational lifestyles – and meatball dinners for one.

Empathy at the heart of architecture

Empathy at the heart of architecture

Many of the structures Carmody Groarke has built over the last five years have been temporary and experimental projects.

Outrage as Danske tries to repossess property by night

Outrage as Danske tries to repossess property by night

Danske Bank has agreed to limit its attempts to repossess a property in Kildare to daylight hours, after an attempt to secure it during the night upset local residents.

Moving an Arctic city

Moving an Arctic city

Sweden’s most northerly city sits on top of millions of tons of iron ore. There’s no stopping the mining, so the town has to go, writes Stephen Bourke.

The challenge of building in Ireland's historical urban centres

The challenge of building in Ireland's historical urban centres

Ireland’s dense historical urban cores have charm and character – but building in places whe...

Stylishly taking the inside out

Stylishly taking the inside out

The days of ashtrays bolted beside the pub’s front door are gone. Outside spaces are now places we want to be, writes Stephen Bourke