Want to stay in this luxurious apartment in Melbourne for €92 a night? There’s only one catch – you’ve got to be aged 50 or over.

An Irish website offers holiday accommodation around the world, as long as you are over 50 years of age

Happy Pear at home: David and Stephen Flynn have launched a tasty range of vegetarian ready meals

Food File: National Culture Night offers tasty event, Scéal Bakery moves to bigger premises and Newbridge Silverware cafe gets rev(...)

Get your bake on: It’s National Bread Week

Sourdough loaves, tray-bake focaccia, oriental bao buns, and a best-ever banana bread to mark National Bread Week

Robin Gill  will be doing four pop-up dinners and masterclasses at Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin 14.

London chef and restaurateur signs up for ongoing collaboration with Airfield urban farm

Sweet success: Yotam Ottolenghi has written his new book with his colleague Helen Goh. Photograph: Peden + Munk

The chef and food writer on living in Ireland and his new collection of 100 sweet recipes

Cilian Byrne’s Pieman pies and sausage rolls

There’s a huge and lovely variety in Lidl’s new range of Irish products from pies and pestos to shellfish umami pearls

Farmer Pat McBennett and Luke Creighan, owner of The Natural Bakery, harvesting wheat in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

Food File: New foodie events at Fumbally; wine region showdown at Restaurant FortyOne

Barry Canny of Peploe’s restaurant with the guest book from Jammet’s restaurant. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plus: Free seafood for kids and a re-creation of JFK’s tea party

‘I just want the next 10 years to be different and I’m really excited about it’

Having left school at 16, Oliver now has restaurants all over the world, a TV production company and a charitable foundation

Kevin and Muriel Thornton at their home in Ranelagh, where they are opening a cookery school, Kevin Thornton’s Kooks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Since Kevin and Muriel Thornton closed their Michelin-starred restaurant, they’ve never looked back. Now they’re looking forward t(...)

Airfield Estate and urban farm hosts a discussion around food literacy on September 7th, and its annual food fair on September 9th and 10th. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Food File: Nadiya Hussain’s third cookery book and new charcuterie at Dunnes Stores

Left Bank in Kilkenny city is Ireland’s Sky Bar of the Year. Photograph: Visit Kilkenny

Liquor Rooms mixologist makes spirited play for best cocktail bartender title

Cocktail made with Bumblebee Flower Farm blooms

Food File: Order edible flowers from west Cork, get spoiled with olive oil and get a flavour of Waterford

Marie Claire Digby and Jan Jariabka with the finished product: raspberry and white chocolate gelato. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s the secret of making gelato? Marie Claire Digby follows Irish organic milk from a Carlow farm to a Dublin city centre gelat(...)

The fourth Big Grill Fest takes place in Herbert Park in Dublin 4 from Thursday to Sunday.

Herbert Park hosts festival of cooking over fire and smoke from Thursday to Sunday

Wilde restaurant at the Westbury hotel is offering a three-course summer menu accompanied by three glasses of Krug, for €180

Bubbles barometer: a Dublin restaurant is offering a Celtic Tiger-style, Krug-branded meal

Evan Doyle (right), with apple growers Rod and Julie Calder-Potts and   bar manager Sri Pandalla  in the BrookLodge orchard and apiary which will provide cider and fruit juice, apple syrup and honey for the ZEROKM dinner.

Wheat for the flour to make the bread, rapeseed for the oil, grapes for the wine and grappa ... all grown at BrookLodge

The Home Team crew from Charleston, South Carolina  will be doing a deep south barbecue pitmasterclass at The Big Grill festival in Herbert Park, Dublin, from August 17th-20th

Food File: Meat and veg meet up at The Big Grill; Urchin shakes up some salads and juices

Retail manager Killian Martin at Dollard & Co on Wellington Quay, which is located in the former Dollard Printworks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

This New York-style food hall will have deli-style menu and more formal dining

The Green Barn restaurant at Burtown House and Gardens

Food File: The Legal Eagle reopens with a new gastro flavour; and Cavan gets culinary

Butcher, deer hunter and smallholder John Griffin instructing Elsie McCay on boning out a shoulder of venison on a one-day introduction to butchery course. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

‘I kill 200 deer a year, and I can butcher one, start to finish, with this little knife’

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, New York, which has reopened after a 12-month renovation. Photographs: Peter Aaron, courtesy of 1100 Architect.

Cost of remedial works exceed the original build cost of the monument

Who is Alice Collins Plebuch? A DNA test revealed that she is half Jewish and has Middle Eastern and Eastern European blood rather than being of only Irish descent. Photograph: Yana Paskova for The Washington Post/Getty Images

A ‘just for fun’ home test kit produced results that changed the lives of two families

The Euro-Toques Food Awards winners with chef and Commissioner General Graham Neville (right)

Fish, beef, raw milk, kid goat and garlic earn Euro-Toques awards

A computer generated image of the design of the interior of the €2m Clontarf Baths cafe, bar and restaurant, which is due to open later this year

Irish-owned Dubai design firm says revamped seawater baths will open in late 2017

The Gandon Room Restaurant at Slane Castle, where the head chef is Catherine James Budriene

Food File: Móinéir afternoon tea at Druids Glen, Freddy Buttons in China, artists at Chapter One and Kai

Brendan Browne: “I like the physicality, along with the challenge of playing against guys who have been playing it all their lives”

The Irish Warriors are among the favourites to take the men’s title in Melbourne

You too can make your dinner look this photogenic, after a food styling class with Jette Virdi, bookable on Airbnb

Accommodation website offers tuition, guided tours and private home visits to food lovers

The Boyne Valley is Ireland’s reigning Top Foodie Destination, and a finalist in this year’s competition

There are 10 destinations in contention for the title and you can vote for your favourite

Sinéad Ní Gháirbhith serves a customer in The Cheese Press in Ennistymon, Co Clare

Food File: ‘Great British Bake Off’ star’s new book; a spicier spice bag; pasta pop-up

Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh, which posted news of its immediate closure on social media on Wednesday.

‘Staying alive is a mantra we are starting to hear again’

The dining room at the St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. Photograph: courtesy of The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

The St Stephen's Green Hibernian Club will take bookings from non-members as The Chophouse moves in

Chan Hong Meng: “Receiving a Michelin star is a very humbling experience for a hawker.”  Photograph: Laura June Kirsch

Chan Hon Meng will make his award-winning chicken dish at a Dublin event

James Boland and Garrett Fitzgerald  at the Brother Hubbard cafe on Capel Street. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Expansion plans will see Brother Hubbard North merge with corner site to create potential for 300-seat restaurant, function space (...)

Chan Hong Meng  at his Hong Kong Chicken Rice and Noodle stall  in Singapore

Chan Hon Meng the star attraction at Portobello Harbour event

Chef Gareth (Gaz) Smith, left, from Michael’s in Mount Merrion, Dublin, with fishermen Steven Farren and Robert Markey, on board ‘Celtic Spirit II’, fishing for lobster and crab, off Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One chef joins local fishermen to see where they catch his shellfish – before getting down to the grizzly business of killing and (...)

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Maori sisters Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird cook Irish food at L Mulligan Grocer

Alison O’Reilly, Lorna Robertson and Giovanna Ryan of Three Girls Cook

Food File: Alison O’Reilly and two fellow contestants join forces to form Three Girls Cook

David and Padraig Hanley are offering a €30 package which includes 500g each of cod, mackerel, prawns and whiting, and 250g of plaice

Food File: spice masterclass; Grainne O’Keefe’s pasta bar; chef swap at Aniar

Are Box Burger beef burgers the ones to represent Ireland at the European Street Food Awards? You can  vote now for your choice of vendor to head to the competition in Berlin

Top notch taco, banging burger or brilliant bao ... vote now for your favourite food eaten on the hoof

Thinking of coming back to live in Ireland? The cost of renting a home might be a surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

How much can you expect to pay to rent around Ireland?

Euro-Toques Ireland young chef of the year 2016 Maeve Walsh with guest judge Nathan Outlaw, with whom she will begin working in the UK next month

Previous winners include Mark Moriarty and Maeve Walsh, the current holder of the title, who is about to start new job in Michelin(...)

Food On The Edge  director JP McMahon, and chef Domini Kemp  at the event briefing in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Food on the Edge 2017 will include three stars of Netflix ‘Chef’s Table’

Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Dublin to launch his new desserts  and baking book

Tickets now on sale for event with the food writer and chef, and his dessert book co-author Helen Goh

Sommelier Julie Dupouy at Residence, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Julie Dupouy, the best female sommelier in the world, has a down-to-earth approach

Elly Curshen aka Elly Pear: building blocks for healthy eating

Food File: Feast of fermentation, gastro Masters and SuperValu’s Wagyu beef

The Market Bar: tapas platter, dessert and a glass of sangria for €15 on  World Tapas Day

Food File: Unique mini-meringues, a premium recipe site, BBQ to battle cancer and turning to tapas

The Flood family: dad John Joe, mum Ann, Stephen and his mum Johanna, Gemma and her son Lucas

A gripping new TV series observes the Irish diaspora bridging the gap between home and abroad

Cheesemakers Ann McGrath, Jeffa Gill and Sarah Hennessy, winners of Best Irish Cheese at the British Cheese Awards

The three women behind Durrus Óg took the top honour for Irish cheese at annual awards

For the Love of Gránola

Food File: Cabbage in Cong; Taste of Dublin winners; and outdoor dining in Clontarf

Chester-based chef Gary Usher has succeeded in raising more than £200,000 on Kickstarter to open his fourth restaurant

Gary Usher will open his fourth crowdfunded restaurant in September

Chef Niall Davidson in action on Meatopia London’s Cutting Room Stage  at the   festival last year.  Guinness X Meatopia will take place in Dublin on July 1st and 2nd

Meatopia food festival, already a hit in New York and London, makes its Dublin debut in July

Polish celebrity chef Damian Wawrzyniak is cooking a 12-course banquet in Dublin. Photograph: Mark Sherratt

More than 12 courses will be on offer – and that’s just from the visitors – at a banquet bringing Polish and Irish food lovers tog(...)

Brioche in Ranelagh wants to know what you think of your dinner.

Food File: Hot coffee, a guide to dairy and a day out with Sheridans Cheesemongers

 Aoife McDonnell of Donegal, Lee Chin of Wexford and Jamie Clarke of Armagh at the  launch of the 2017 Global Games Development Fund at Iveagh House on Wednesday.  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Global Games Development Fund supports club initiatives designed to promote playing Gaelic games

Darina Allen, festival co-director, hosting a cookery demo with Sunil Ghai from Pickle restaurant, Dublin. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The food festival, which created some great memories last weekend, is taking a one-year break

Festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen planning their Litfest 2017 weekend with  guest chefs Jacob Kenedy from Bocca Di Lupo in Soho, and    Richard Falk and Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Who not to miss, where to eat and drink, and how to get home after a late night in The Big Shed

Arun Bakery features in a short film about Dublin’s food history

Food File: Gourmet getaways in Donegal, Wine Wednesdays and Spanish gastronomic workshops

Rory Staunton, pictured before his death in New York at the age of 12.

Irish-American boy’s death led to lobbying for awareness of life-threatening infection

On The Fringe: there are lots of free activities at Litfest this weekend, and The Big Shed will be the place to meet, eat and drink, and make merry.

Plan your visit to the food and drink festival carefully and you could be part of the action and meet your literary hero for (almo(...)

The World BBQ Championships are coming to Limerick in October

Plus, learn how to select, grill and smoke meat at Smithfield’s free fire pit sessions

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly has exited BBC MasterChef and now plans on running supper clubs in Dublin and London

‘It was life-changing. I learnt more about food and about myself than I ever thought possible’

Ballyvaughan Farmer's Market, Co Clare - which is open for the summer season

Food File: Irish asparagus, edible flowers and Dublin’s food history also on the menu

Graeme Blackmore, originally from Dublin, is a wine merchant in Berkeley, California

‘Craft beer is great, but there’s a special place reserved for wine at the table’

You won’t get much change from €1,000 for an entry-level  one-bed monthly rental in Dublin; a similar unit in Hong Kong would cost you  almost double that amount

South Dublin is now more expensive than London, but what about other cities worldwide?

The world is your oyster, or your office  ... or so a group of millennial travellers has said in a controversial video

‘Dear Older Generation’ travel video is watched 4.6 million times in four days – but not everyone is happy

Alison O’Reilly is in the final four as BBC MasterChef heads to Cape Town

Alison O’Reilly jets to South Africa for the next round in the TV cooking show

Danni Barry, winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland  best chef in Ireland 2017 title

Danni Barry takes top title at annual Restaurant Association of Ireland awards

Magnus Nilsson of Faviken in Sweden headlines the third annual Food On The Edge symposium, which was launched internationally in London today

Food On The Edge reveals line-up of 54 international chefs who will take part in Galway event in October

Tara McCarthy, chief executive of Bord Bia and John Paul Scally, managing director Lidl Ireland

Bord Bia and Lidl team up to get more Irish produce into stores

 Alison O’Reilly is through to the finals of BBC MasterChef

Alison O’Reilly will compete against four other amateur chefs in ‘finals week’ of the show

Charlotte Pike: At Litfest she will be demonstrating how to smoke food at home.

Meet two women – Sumayya Usmani and Charlotte Pike – pursuing their food dreams

This year’s food and drink extravaganza in Co Cork will be looking at the bigger picture

Hilary O’Hagan Brennan, executive chef at 3fe and co-founder of Athrú

Female chefs who had planned to protest outside the awards ceremony now meeting with the Association ahead of the event

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly in action in the BBC MasterChef kitchen

Dubliner’s fish cooking keeps her afloat as final six fight for a place in finals week

Peroni global brand ambassador Federico Riezzo.

Food File: Handmade jams, pop-up beer, wine tasting and gluten-free treats

Tough transition: Eamonn Blaney moved from Oman back to Dublin and found things were not as good as he had expected

Returning emigrants share their experiences after survey cites evidence of ‘reverse culture shock’

‘Our neighbours think we’re mad’. Dave Corkery and Cathy Cullen record their review podcast as they walk home from the cinema

‘One woman told us she’d binged watched all 45 episodes on Bank Holiday Monday’

Alison O’Reilly survived Monday’s first semi-final round in BBC MasterChef and has reached the final eight

Dubliner’s lamb dish gets a mixed reaction at judging, but she makes it into the final eight

Alison O’Reilly competes in the semi-finals of MasterChef this week

Alison O’Reilly ‘totally over the moon’ to make the final nine in the UK cooking show

Dean & DeLuca has arrived in Brown Tomas, Dublin

Food File: Cork is better with butter; producers win prizes; and the Kemps hand over the reins

There was a rocky moment, but Dubliner Alison O’Reilly stays put to cook another day in the BBC MasterChef kitchen

‘MasterChef has changed my life for the better,’ says the exiting contestant

Donegal Airport’s runway, voted second most scenic in the world. Photograph: Owen Clarke

Regular users of the Carrickfinn strip point to its scenic surroundings and dramatic approach

International school fees for a six-year-old can cost up to $2,783 (€2,550). Photograph: Getty Images

Cost of sending a child to international school varies by up to $2,464 per month

The breakfast buffet at Ballynahinch Castle in Co Galway – winner of the 4-star hotel category – where ‘breakfast is a high point of the experience’, according to the judging panel

Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards recognise the Irish breakfast, a ‘gem beyond price’

After nine years at Restaurant FortyOne, Graham Neville has moved on

Graham Neville moves to Dax, while Peter Byrne takes over at Restaurant FortyOne

Finbarr Higgins, executive chef at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road,   will be on canapé duty at the 9th annual Irish Restaurant Awards.

Clayton Hotel hosts 9th annual Irish Restaurant Awards

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly’s calm approach and  creative cooking has secured her a place in the final 12 in BBC MasterChef where she is joined by Shauna Kelly, originally from Sligo.

Both women make it through to the next round, but there is drama along the way

John Relihan – formerly head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa BBQ restaurant – who will be at the Big Grill BBQ Festival

‘Low and slow’ cooking takes centre stage at the fourth Big Grill festival, with added pigs’ heads, ‘sexed up shwarma’ and craft b(...)

New Yorker James Morrissey and his wife, Kaitlin, arriving at the Guinness Storehouse to spend the night in a specially created 'bedroom' in the Gravity Bar

The tourist attraction has been transformed into a luxury penthouse, for one night only

Shauna Kelly, origially from Sligo, is through to the knockout rounds in BBC MasterChef

Knockout rounds begin tonight. Cooks from Sligo and Dublin are among the favourites to win

The late Veronica Steele, founder of Milleen's Cheese and one of the pioneers of the Irish farmhouse cheese movement

Cork food outlets celebrate Veronica Steele, founder of the original Irish farmhouse cheese

Finn Ní Fhaoláin: describes herself as “a small, bubbly blonde with the energy levels of a Labrador”, but it wasn’t always thus. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Being diagnosed coeliac changed food for Finn Ní Fhaoláin forever

Chef Viv Kelly and his team from the neighbouring Roadside Tavern will be moving into the Burren Storehouse to cook a Burren Slow Food banquet as paret of the food festival next month. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan

Food file: This week's food news, including new gin tastings and artisan dairy products at Burren Slow Food Festival

Darina Allen: “Let’s stop treating soil like dirt”.

Irish support sought for European Citizens’ Initiative petition to protect soils

Dublin and Cork  feature in a rating of worldwide cities popular with  millennials as places to live  and  to visit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich head the table, with Dublin 33rd and Cork 61st

Banana makes its way into butter chicken, from the Fyffes Kitchen pop-up on justeat.ie

The pop-up makes starters, main courses, sides, desserts and drinks with the fruit, with proceeds going to children's hospital

A new report reveals that 67 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds  said they made breakfast at home five times a week. “Cooking” breakfast from scratch could be anything from making a smoothie to frying a full Irish. Photograph: Getty Images

Child portions are too big, breakfast is in, and we still love a Sunday roast, report reveals

Caryna Camerino of Camerino Bakery will be doing an Easter cake decorating demo on Saturday, April 15th

Food File: Pottery and ceramics sale in Kilkenny and smoking hot salmon in Cork

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner ... his review  of Le Cinq in Paris has been viewed online  1.2 million times since being published on Sunday. Photograph: jayrayner.co.uk

Reaction to Jay Rayner’s searing critique of Le Cinq, the Michelin three-star restaurant in Paris

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