Student chef Cormac Withero, from GMIT, is celebrating after winning the opportunity to travel to Spain to take part in a prestigious culinary programme. File photograph: Getty Images

One of Ireland’s finest student chefs is celebrating after being awarded a place on the prestigious Spanish Gastronomy Programme. Cormac Withero from (...)

Everything is Irish on the breakfast menu at Pembroke Townhouse,  in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, with  plenty of scones, cakes, and traditional breads, all made in-house. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

ALL PIG, ALL DAY There’s always strong demand for “Pig in a Day” classes that teach the rudiments of butchering a pig and putting every bit of (...)

H e was once a vegetarian, but now he has a butcher’s diagram of a pig tattooed on his arm. He underperformed at school, but now he’s working on hi(...)

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney pictured in New York today launching Irish beef. Photograph: Bord Bia

Irish beef, marking its return to the US market for the first time in more than 15 years, received the Michelin-star treatment at one of New York City(...)

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture: “This visit to the US represents a huge opportunity to promote Irish beef in one of the most valuable markets in the world.” Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has begun a major trade mission to the US to mark the lifting of the US embargo on Irish beef. Beef from(...)

Opel is now the only mainstream car maker to have hot versions of all of its core models – the Corsa, Astra and Insignia

Opel’s hot Corsa, the OPC (which stands for Opel Performance Centre – think of it as AMG for hatchbacks) will gain 17bhp over the outgoing version to (...)

Chef Dylan McGrath pictured in 2010 in his  restaurant Rustic Stone in South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A court has granted a former chef de partie at celebrity chef Dylan McGrath’s Rustic Stone restaurant judgment for unpaid working hours against his fo(...)