Illustrator Pierce Healy’s design for the first in a series of  Clement & Pekoe’s ‘neighbourhood artist cup project’

CUPS OF STYLE FROM CLEMENT & PEKOE Now that our morning coffee is such a talking point – and if yours is anything less than a single esta(...)

 Pete Williams reached the semi-finals of the World Barista Championships in Rimini this year. The 2016 championships will be held in Ireland

Caffeine fest Ireland is to host the 2016 World Barista Championships, an annual event involving participants from more than 50 countries. Pete W(...)

Gráinne Seoige, Brian Kennedy, Clodagh McKenna and Síle Seoige at the launch of McKenna’s  book

Homemade: Irresistible Recipes for Every Occasion, Clodagh McKenna’s kitchen manual with recipes and tips for running an efficient kitchen as well as (...)

Lucy Hutchinson: Full of energy and no longer pale and tired, Lucy is thriving on a gluten-free diet since being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

When seven-year-old Lucy Hutchinson made her First Communion last Saturday she was the first child in the church to receive the host – for a reason(...)

Clodagh McKenna will take part in Ireland’s biggest barbecue competition at Riverfest in Limerick this weekend. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hurling League final Old rivals Tipperary and Kilkenny will face off in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 3.30pm on Sunday. The Cats beat Galway(...)

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(...)

Is William Fry still Dublin’s brainiest business? We will find out on January 22nd, when the business-backed Soul of Haiti charity holds its annual co(...)

Rugby pundit Brent Pope with Sarah O’Connell (left), Daisy Hughes and Olly Paquin at the launch of National Giving Week, part of the One Percent Difference Campaign. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

In 2011, I was asked to chair the Forum on Philanthropy and Fundraising, a partnership between government and the philanthropic community created with(...)

 Yotam Ottolenghi (above) and René Redzepi will take part in next year’s Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Middle Eastern food expert Yotam Ottolenghi and René Redzepi of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen will headline the second Ballymaloe Literary Festival of(...)

 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(...)