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Nothing on telly but a bloody mess

Nothing on telly but a bloody mess

The end of the rollercoaster

The end of the rollercoaster

He spent years in the wilderness after his marriage collapsed, but now Ronan Keating is returning from the far side of the world – and, he hopes, to relevance, writes Stephen Milton

Last roll of the dice

Last roll of the dice

Atlantic City in New Jersey was once a thriving hub of leisure, gambling and commerce, as immortalised in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. But today, with job losses soaring, casinos closing down and hotels standing empty, these are bleak times for America’s

Snow report

Snow report

This week, our resident ski expert, Catherine Murphy, recommends resorts that offer some much-coveted pre-season snow

Get out there!

Get out there!

From short trots to epic runs to spectacular climbs, there’s an event out there with your name on it. Here are three to choose from

First the pool, then the cruel sea

First the pool, then the cruel sea

This year, Ricky Harris, a self-described ‘flounderer’, resolved to put open water between him and his fear of drowning within sight of the shoreline – the hard way

Gearcheck

Gearcheck

Winter chills and rain have finally arrived, which is a great excuse for picking up some spanking new gear

An appealing vista

An appealing vista

How does an Irish billionaire live? At Denis O’Brien’s Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara, you can experience it for yourself

Flamboyant florals

Flamboyant florals

William Morris is regarded as the original interior design guru, whose decorative arts, textiles and wallpapers are as popular today as they were when they adorned the drawing rooms and parlours of 19th century Britain.

3 wines to try, buy and put by

3 wines to try, buy and put by

The New World’s greatest winery

The New World’s greatest winery

The secret of Australia’s Penfolds Winery’s success is simple: it understands that luxury can be an affordable indulgence

The golden voice of Austria

The golden voice of Austria

RDS lends a helping hand to emerging Irish talent

RDS lends a helping hand to emerging Irish talent

Opera Theatre Company brews love elixir to seduce new fans

Opera Theatre Company brews love elixir to seduce new fans

Guide  briefs

Guide briefs