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Earthy humour of the matchmaker in a conservative rural society

Earthy humour of the matchmaker in a conservative rural society

John B Keane's empathetic portrayal of loneliness brought vividly to life

Dickens excels in the bleak midwinter

Dickens excels in the bleak midwinter

Lush BBC production looks like it was filmed in a giant snow globe

Mazda’s new roadster is an easy drive

Mazda’s new roadster is an easy drive

But it's tight on storage space and elbow room

The most exciting cars of 2016

The most exciting cars of 2016

From Alfa’s new Giulia to Volvo’s big S90 and everything in between...

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

Last minute gifts for him

Last minute gifts for him

Ruth O’Connor does the homework so you don’t have to

Last minute gifts for her

Last minute gifts for her

Ruth O’Connor’s last-minute guide to Christmas gifts for the woman in your life

Film: Seven is the magic number for Star Wars

Film: Seven is the magic number for Star Wars

Abrams is careful not to repeat the mistakes of George Lucas’s odd, flat middle trilogy

Choral Scholars conjure up an intriguing landscape

Choral Scholars conjure up an intriguing landscape

Invisible Stars is the beguiling title of the first recording by the UCD group

Handel’s Samson to kick off the NCH’s choral year

Handel’s Samson to kick off the NCH’s choral year

Whereas Messiah is sacred and reverential, Samson is unrelentingly dramatic and dynamic

Following a new star

Following a new star

Hitching a ride in Mercedes-Benz’s next E-Class on a road trip to Las Vegas is revealing indeed

Agnew all set for a capella spectacular

Agnew all set for a capella spectacular

Performance takes place at the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival

Bite size

Bite size

3 wines to try, buy and put by

3 wines to try, buy and put by

Prepare for perfect Christmas Day wine

Prepare for perfect Christmas Day wine

Who has time for mindfulness when it comes to the business of preparing for optimal wine drinking?