Michelin’s announcement that none of its 14 new stars are going to Ireland has gone down like a rates bill in the gossip-loving Irish restaurant world. Photograph: Chef Mikael Viljanen (left), Lady Helen in Mount Juliet (top) and Galway restaurant Aniar.

Chefs Mikael Viljanen and Stephen Toman can take some comfort from the fact that they don’t have to congratulate any other newly starred Irish chefs t(...)

Portlaoise players celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Portlaoise 1-19 Moorefield 0-8: Portlaoise completed a great eight days’ work when they surprised a fancied Moorefield at O’Moore Park. Eight days pre(...)

Stop reading this review. Now pick up a phone and ring the number at the bottom of the page to book a table. Done? Okay now you can read on. Becaus(...)

Pat Shortt can be seen in the comedy 'Life’s a Breeze'.
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Blast Private Eye magazine! The satirical publication recently introduced a column entitled National Treasures dedicated to the promiscuous overuse of(...)

I t’s a grade three fouler of a night, the kind on which folk tend to shelve dinner plans and have cheese on toast for tea. So there’s somethin(...)