Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s coolest cities. Home to arts and comedy festivals, it also lures weekenders, as well as stag and hen parties, all seekin(...)

Michael Flanagan: “We  believe these products will appeal to consumers looking for foods that address concerns around digestive health, food intolerances and clean eating”

How do you milk a sheep? “With great care and attention,” says Michael Flanagan founder of Rockfield Dairy, a new Mayo-based company producing sheep’s(...)

Life in the fast lane: “Some of the ‘fuerdai’ have a crush on the life of luxury ... they drive Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and so on”

When news broke online that Wang Sicong, son of Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, had spent €350,000 in a single night at a karaoke bar in Beijing, (...)

For a holiday with a little more bite this year, take a walk on the epicurean side.

CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE The Chocolate Walking Tour: Explore Paris’s rich chocolate history with a guided tour of the city’s most relished chocolate s(...)

Mayfair could lose some its best-known restaurants. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Signs are on that London property is nearing its peak when Mayfair’s most famous restaurants are looking to cash in on soaring rents in the city’s mo(...)

Platter matters: Ordinary plates are becoming an endangered species, which is odd considering their design has yet to be bettered. Photograph: Thinkstock

Sophistication is no safeguard against the slings and arrows of outrageous fashion. From high-end restaurant to lowly public house, nowhere is safe. C(...)

BMW’s M2 is fabulous. Lots of revs, endless power, tireless  brakes and pin-sharp handling balance. But there’s a but.

Stepping into the new BMW M2 coupe is a little like falling down the Time Tunnel into a distant past when BMW’s range was a touch simpler. It seems to(...)

Darroze (48), is the reigning “World’s Best Woman Chef”, having picked up her trophy from British magazine Restaurant at its “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ceremony

The world’s best female chef receives me in the tiny, cupboard-like office from which she surveys the kitchen of “Hélène Darroze,” the Paris restaura(...)

Hollywood star Liam Neeson, who hails from Ballymena, has lent his support for a major rally in the town

Hollywood star Liam Neeson is lending his support to a major rally that is being organised by trade unions to highlight the impact that hundreds of pl(...)

 Donald Trump:   his Scottish demotion does highlight another problem with state honours – the tendency for recipients to disgrace them. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Even if Feargal Quinn’s Bill for a state honours system is accepted by all parties, he should surely think again about the award’s title. Yes, Gr(...)