Susan Morrell

Susan Morrell

Travel Special: Hidden gems

Travel Special: Hidden gems

Sometimes you need to get away from it all. Luckily, Ireland isn't short on intimate retreats where you can live like a king - sometimes in your own private castle, writes Susan Morrell.

The Good Life: Nature's perfect remedies

The Good Life: Nature's perfect remedies

Nothing spoils a holiday quicker than a bout of illness or injury.

Green Screen

Green Screen

The last rhino has been killed in Mozambique's Limpopo National Park.

Good Bits

Good Bits

Attention, lumberjacks: the National Forestry, Woodland and Bio Energy Show is coming to Stradbally Hall, Co Laois on Friday and Saturday.

Dept of Health opted for dearer insurance levy

Dept of Health opted for dearer insurance levy

Some 300,000 consumers have been forced to pay more for their health insurance after the Department of Health went against the advice of the Health Insurance Authority.

Green Screen

Green Screen

A new cookie-making machine might be just the thing to dampen worries about future food shortages.

Good Life: Sweet way to feel better

Good Life: Sweet way to feel better

The bizarre and bloody events that unfolded in the days after the Boston Marathon bombings made for one harrowing week for this Massachusetts native.

Good Bits

Good Bits

As if we didn't already know it, a new study has shown that gardening is good for your health, writes Susan Morrell.

Music: Time to get Kinky

Music: Time to get Kinky

Kinky Friedman, modern-day Renaissance man and singing cowboy, returns to Dublin for a performance at Whelan's tonight.

Travel Briefs

Travel Briefs

The Mornington House, Multyfarnham, is a historic country home in Co Westmeath. Book a stay this May bank holiday and you'll be strategically placed to enjoy the Festival of Fires.

Good Life: Small is good for food

Good Life: Small is good for food

There are huge, murky issues we can easily get lost in when thinking about the peril facing our planet, but the small things are just as important, writes Susan Morrell.

Good Bits

Good Bits

Re-Dress and the Clean Clothes Campaign are again teaming up with Good Life for a thought-provoking Better Fashion Conversation, in association with Trócaire.

Impressive debut catches humour of growing pains

Impressive debut catches humour of growing pains

Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World. By Janet E Cameron. Hachette Books Ireland, €16.35.

Cinema: Great outdoors on cards for Temple Bar

Cinema: Great outdoors on cards for Temple Bar

It's taken some patience, but spring is finally here, so it's time to enjoy some outdoor culture, writes Susan Morrell.

Good Bits

Good Bits

Cherries grown on Sweetbank Farm in Co Wicklow will be available to Irish kitchens this summer, thanks to a partnership with The Happy Pear, writes Susan Morrell.