Sticky, tasty rotisserie chicken from Poulet Bonne Femme - perfect for summer picnics

Barbecue classes Cooking on a barbecue is something most of us do, with varying degrees of success. I know someone who cooks a family-sized turke(...)

Real bread has become an increasingly popular movement in Ireland: taking out all the additives, preservatives and sugar, and bashing the dough aro(...)

Avoca Court, Blackrock: four-storey over basement block was built in 1990

A private investor is to pay over €4 million for a suburban office investment at Temple Road in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Fiona Kennedy of CBRE had been (...)

Avoca managing director Simon Pratt says the family is “inundated” with buyout approaches, but that no decision has been made. Photograph: Pat Langan

The dance between the Pratt family, who own Avoca Handweavers, and Aramark, the listed US food service giant that is in the frame to buy it, goes on.A(...)

Amanda Pratt: no longer assisting the owners of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton St

Speaking of the family that owns Avoca, I hear Amanda Pratt, who once ran the fashion and design side of the business, in no longer assisting the owne(...)

Brighten your home with wall-mounted vases from Hook and Ladder

  Wallflowers to brighten up a white wall Freshen up the look of bare white walls with wall dots, tiny wall- mounted vases, 15.24cm by(...)

The  Avoca shop and cafe on Suffolk Street in Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Simon Pratt, managing director of the Avoca luxury goods retailer and restaurant chain, says it will be “a couple of months” before a decision(...)

Andrew Rudd: a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter, his three-piece suit  is €680 and shirt €120, both  from Reiss. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Andrew Rudd Rudd (40, above) is a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter. “I tend to wear waistcoats quite a bit with jeans, a n(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian regularly admits to being haunted by the idea of becoming irrelevant.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Is Ireland’s humble ready-meal about to get a French makeover? Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta is in talks to buy a 49 per cent stake in the French food(...)

Avoca Court dates from 1990, and is being sold on behalf of a Davy fund at an initial yield of 9.48 per cent

Another Dublin suburban office investment goes for sale today when CBRE seeks a buyer for a well-located block at Temple Road in Blackrock. Fiona Kenn(...)