Glebe Brethan, a Comté-style, nutty cheese: limited remaining stock is being released and is for sale through Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and from the Tiernan family farm

Temper temperChocolate can be tricky to cook with, but if you’d like to pick up some tips on tempering, as well as watch eight Christmas-themed recipe(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare, Wexford: the new cafe at the hotel would not have opened if the VAT rate had remained at 13.5 per cent, according to manager Bill Kelly

The new cafe at Kelly’s Resort in Rosslare would not have opened if the VAT rate had remained at 13.5 per cent, according to its manager Bill Kelly(...)

Best beard of Electric Picnic 2014: Sean O’Reilly from Donaghmede in Co Dublin 1:45

Best bands Portishead were sublime: in between the snap and the hiss, the cackle and crackle of the music, Beth Gibbons turned, sighed and lam(...)

Cathy Davey performing on the media day for Electric Picnic 2014.Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie 2:00

Stradbally Hall is grooming its grounds, putting up tents and setting up stages for this weekend’s Electric Picnic music and arts festival. Promoters(...)

The Electric Picnic is starting to take shape.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 2:00

All the week, The Irish Times will be exclusively revealing the stage times for this weekend’s Electric Picnic. So here’s who’ll be bossing the Main S(...)

Restaurateur Derry Clarke was joined by Elliott Murphy, Dervla Malone, Catriona Sheil and Naoise Dack from the Trinity Orchestra to launch the Ultimate Picnic Banquet

Derry Clarke, chef patron at L’Ecrivain restaurant, donned his best festival wellies to host a breakfast event this morning to launch the Ultimate Pic(...)

The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)

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(...)