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(...)

I’m not drinking these days, Ross. I’ve got my allergies. I’m actually off everything. Wheat, dairy, alcohol, salt, then obviously sugar.

I rub my two hands together. It’s my first night away from Sorcha in I don’t know how long – weeks, probably – and I am determined to enjoy it. She w(...)

A nostalgic nod to ham and turnip dinners

There is nothing exotic about the ingredients used to make this particular comfort food. They are cheap and easy to find anywhere in Ireland. I got a(...)

Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the UK since 2012

For the third year in succession Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures from the Bri(...)

The only way minimum price rules can be saved is if member states can demonstrate that in a given case minimum pricing is somehow more effective than taxation. Photograph: PA

Last December, a certain grey-haired gentleman clothed in red and resident in a magical-seeming faraway land dropped a gift - carefully crafted by hi(...)

Henry William Drennan (58) was arrested at his home in Scotland more than three decades after attacking his victim in Manchester in 1984. Photograph: GMP/PA Wire

A man who raped a woman 32 years ago is starting a 10-year jail term after police used cutting-edge technology to match his DNA to the crime scene. (...)

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 14: Ireland player Jamie Heaslip gets to grips with Alun Wyn Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Super Saturday was indeed beyond superlative, but it does look a rather long time ago now. In glorious mid-March conditions the day rained points (2(...)

Despite the introduction of “free fees” two decades ago, a student registration fee has climbed to €3,000 a year. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Fine Gael will pledge to introduce a student loan scheme for third-level education if the party is returned to government. A draft of its education m(...)

A house Thornton Roofing worked on for  Patrick Bradley which featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

Three Northern Ireland-based businesses with ambitious expansion plans are hoping to deliver 117 jobs for Derry and Co Antrim. Family firms Thornton (...)

France head coach Guy Noves: has promised to restore some of the traditional flamboyance of les Bleus. Photograph:Inpho

One of the more fascinating aspects of another Six Nations campaign is the contrast in the coaching tickets, and specifically the head coaches. Coming(...)