Eugene Kielt, an enthusiast for all things Heaney, on the banks of the Moyola river

Heaney country licks around the top-left-hand corner of Lough Neagh in east Co Derry. To the west are the Sperrins, and, on the far side of them, D(...)

Kilkenny Design Centre, which is hosting DruidShakespeare's 6.5-hour long cycle of plays in the yard. You can pop inside for a meal during the interval

If there’s one thing Kilkenny does well, it’s food. Although, if we're counting, a second thing Kilkenny does well it’s the arts. So you're in luck(...)

French restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur award for his work as a French citizen in the fine dining industry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

French restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur award for his work as a French citizen in the fine dining industry. Restau(...)

Chefs Derry Clarke, Fiona Ugema, Mivchael Roux, Kevin Thornton, Stuart O’Keeffe, Edward Hayden, Niall Hill and (back row) Tim Anderson, Gavin McDonagh, Niall Sabong, Paul Kelly enjoying the atmosphere at Taste of Dublin which has opened to the public  at the Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:49

The 10th Taste of Dublin began under cloudless skies as the first of 37,000 people expected to attend the four-day event arrived on site in Iveagh Gar(...)

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel has won the top prize at the Irish Restaurant Awards.

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel has been chosen as the best restaurant in the country. The restaurant, the only eaterie i(...)

Ian Paisley jnr believes “very strongly in the traditional interpretation of what marriage is” and stands over the “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” comment. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Paisley jnr, as he works to consolidate his hold on the North Antrim constituency, says Justin McAleese needs to “get over it” after the former p(...)

There’s a new animal in Dublin’s dining jungle: Söder and Ko is a gastroclub. Remember the food you used to get in nightclubs? Obligatory chicken a(...)

Fiskekyrkan (The Fish House) one of Gothernburg’s top restaurants Fiskekyrkan

G ive me a second city any day. They’re funnier and more friendly than a glossy and poised capital. Self-deprecation is the schtick of Gothenburg, (...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

The stars weren’t just shining in the sky over the Dolomites this ski season; they were hurtling down black runs, boogieing in apres-ski bars (...)