Mark Moriarty prepares a dish under the watchful Stephen Gibson (Pichet), Neil McFadden  and Marc Amand (La Rousse Foods) back in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mark Moriarty’s home economics teacher, Brian Dooley, told him he should start at the top if he wanted to be a chef. “So I drafted a letter with my m(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

Granada: hotels in the city can be good value in September. Photograph: Thinkstock

I’m turning 25 this August and would like to rent a house in Ireland with my friends for a weekend. There will be about 10 of us. I would love to b(...)

Sister act Naomi   and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz

There’s quite a sister act happening on the other end of this Skype call to Paris. French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are smiling broadl(...)

An Taisce is seeking orders quashing a November 2014 decision of An Bord Pleanála granting approval for a road improvement scheme from Dingle (above) to Annascaul and from Gortbreagoge to Camp Road. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A challenge by An Taisce to planning approval for a controversial €65m road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Dingle is to be fast-tr(...)

Dingle Peninsula: Locals disapprove of An Taisce requesting a review of plans for an upgrade to the N86 road. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 700 people marched in Dingle, Co Kerry, on Saturday to show their disapproval for plans by An Taisce to seek a judicial review of a €65 million u(...)

A pensioner who suffered severe spinal injuries when he fell while crossing rocks on a Kerry beach was left waiting two hours for an ambulance, an inquest at the Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard

A pensioner who suffered severe spinal injuries when he fell while crossing rocks on a Kerry beach was left waiting two hours for an ambulance, an inq(...)

Set among the Bluestack Mountains on the edge of Lough Eske, Harvey’s Point has been named Ireland’s number one top hotel in this year’s TripAdvisor awards

Harvey’s Point in Donegal has been named Ireland’s number one top hotel in this year’s TripAdvisor awards. Set among the Bluestack Mountains on the ed(...)

Go Walk: Brandon Point to An Sas, Co Kerry Map: OSI Discovery Series. Sheet 70 Start and end: Brandon Point(...)

Waves crash against the Kerry coast in Dingle. Photograph: Gerald Horgan

Violent south-westerly winds battered towns and cities across the State throughout the night, with reports of fallen trees, spot flooding and structur(...)