Ruth graduated in November and went to work as a chef de partie at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, having worked there part-time since her second year in college

Dearbhla Reynolds Fermentation Fermentation is only going to get bigger in Ireland this year. Dearbhla Reynolds of the Cultured Club fizzes with ent(...)

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. The Government’s White Paper on Energy has called for Ireland to cease its use of  fossil fuels by the end of the century.   Photograph: PA

Ireland will use no fossil fuels by the end of the century, according to a new Government energy policy paper. The White Paper on Energy was publishe(...)

Solar farms might become part of the landscape in the southern half of the country in the next decades as part of a policy to cut down reliance on fo(...)

Gordon Ramsay submitted a pre-application to knock the original building down and build a vast new house on the site in Cornwall

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is well known for his fiery kitchen exchanges, but it’s quite the feat to manage to infuriate future neighbours even b(...)

Maureen O’Hara: ‘I have so many happy memories of Lugdine’. Photograph:Frank Miller

Lugdine Park, the beloved west Cork home of Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara, has sold for about €1.6 million. The scenic coastal home on 35 (...)

File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)

Summer living is about kicking back and spending as much time outdoors as possible. A Cornwall-based couple have redefined that concept, reimag(...)

‘Seagulls are often extraordinarily beautiful to the human eye, both in flight and up close and personal.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Doesn’t anybody read Jonathan Livingston Seagull any more? The protagonist of Richard Bach’s hugely popular 1970s adult fable was an exquisitely ether(...)

A seagull at the British Open in Scotland. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

A Kerry-based marine expert has called for “a bit of factual perspective” on the debate over “killer gulls” and has warned that the birds face a real (...)

To cull the gulls?

Herring gulls (larus argentatus) – this week’s media villain and trending story. Grisly headlines. In Cornwall a pensioner left with blood pouring dow(...)