This might be a swim that ends up a wet walk. It’s low tide at Lisfannon Beach in Donegal and I’m still knee deep in Lough Swilly even though I’ve wad(...)

 Graham Neville, the chef at Restaurant FortyOne, pictured in a walled garden in Killiney, Co Dublin where much of the award winning restaurant’s food came from. Photograph: Collins Dublin.

Restaurant FortyOne in Dublin city centre dominated this year’s Food and Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards. The awards, now in their 14th ye(...)

“This year is our busiest year since we opened 33 years ago.” Photograph: Frank Miller 15.1.04

It is a sign the economy is on the rebound when the manager of one of Ireland’s most celebrated restaurants says it is enjoying its busiest year si(...)

The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)

The 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards best chef award is  recognition of Neven Maguire’s work, with his  Cavan venue MacNean House and Restaurant having previously received restaurant of the year accolades from Georgina Campbell in 2007 and Food and Wine Magazine in 2008.

Celebrity chef Neven Maguire has been named best chef in Ireland in the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards, while Kilkenny’s Campagne claimed the title of b(...)

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Spinal Tap’s guitarist Nigel Tufnel would doubtless disagree, but going one higher is not always the best decision. Sometimes it really is just better(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)

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Finnebrogue owner Denis Lynch and NI enterprise minister Arlene Foster.

An artisan food producer in the North that supplies venison to one of the UK’s restaurants with three Michelin stars plans to create 65 jobs in Downp(...)

Best restaurant meal of the year was eaten at Ox in Belfast

So long 2013, the Year of the Pig in Irish restaurants. There was more pork belly and pulled pork on menus this year than there was flesh in a Miley C(...)