Philip Boucher-Hayes: his air of patrician forbearance sounds close to breaking point at times

Tuesday afternoon, four days after the polls have closed, and Philip Boucher-Hayes, in common with much of the country, is struggling to disguise his (...)

Derry Clarke: wants to raise about €100,000 for Console, the suicide prevention charity

There’s no stopping Derry Clarke, the L’Ecrivain celebrity chef. Fresh from a heart bypass operation, he has teamed up with several other(...)

A lifetime achievement award has been  presented at the Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards to Myrtle Allen of Cork’s Ballymaloe House, marking her 90th birthday, which falls today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cork has dominated this year’s Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards, with six of the seven awards going to Cork producers, organisations or in(...)

Last year’s Taste of Dublin food festival attracted 24,500 people, and it is hoped  attendance could reach 30,000 this year. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A fire pit, a bake-off and cheaper ticket prices are among the features of this year’s Taste of Dublin food festival, which runs from June 12th(...)

Ab Fab lobster rollThe no-reservations, queues-out-the-door Burger & Lobster chain has infiltrated the glossy Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols in Kni(...)

I HAVE always maintained that our Atlantic salmon (Salma salar) should rate alongside the Seven Wonders of the World. To understand their path through(...)

 Clodagh McKenna will be doing cookery demonstrations at the  inaugural National Organic Food Fair  in Dublin’s Marlay Park tomorrow. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lessons in cooking organicIf you’ve ever wondered if organic produce really does taste different – and if it’s worth the extra expense – the inaugural(...)

Derry Clarke, chef/proprietor of L’Ecrivain restaurant in Dublin 2, has been announced as the official ambassador for an Irish Food Festival which wil(...)

At the start of the Console cycle from Grand Canal Dock today were, from left, restaurateur Peter Caviston, Eamon Coghlan, Pat Kenny and Derry Clarke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 100 cyclists including broadcaster Pat Kenny and Senators Eamon Coghlan and John Whelan took part in a charity cycle to raise funds for s(...)