Exit strategy: Web Summit foudner Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 4:32

On the Dart to Sandymount they’re talking about angels and unicorns. Which is strange, as they’re not five-year-olds. In fact pretty much everyone in (...)

 Darina Allen said at the Grow Festival in Waterford that she would be willing to get involved in attempts to improve hospital food is she thought she could “make a difference”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

Passion for femented foods: chef and food writer Charlotte Pike

If you’re working long hard days in the City of London and coming home to your flat to bake through the night, you’ve obviously got some life choic(...)

Edible rose petals and lemon verbena leaves crystallised by Ballymaloe House’s head pastry chef JR Ryall. PHotograph: Richard Johnston

I’ve spent the summer eating flowers. Sweet William, aquilegia, cornflowers, elderflowers, scarlet broad bean and runner bean blooms, peppery nastu(...)

Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan:“He is the real entrepreneur,” says Rebecca, “whereas I am a big square.I would never have gone down this route without Will.”

Their eyes met over an “outrageous” model in a life drawing class in London in 2006. In a meet-cute worthy of Nora Ephron, they had nowhere else to(...)

Stephen Gibson of Pichet restaurant will be cooking the main course for 800 diners at the RAI Irish Restaurant Awards

Sometimes chefs get a call to cook for royalty, for stars of the big screen, for key influencers, and this recognition of their talent is a career def(...)

Tamsyn Keye and  Paddy O’Connell’s long-distance  tale began when “Pad” visited “Tam” in South Africa a month after her  Cork cookery course ended. Photograph:  Ryan Graham

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)

Deepak Chopra: surely nulli secundus in the motivational guru game. photograph: charles sykes/bravo/nbcu photo bank via getty images

Last year brought us the new phrase “conscious uncoupling”; now it’s time for “conscious business”. The people behind this Friday’s Pendulum Summit in(...)

Jonathan McDowell and Maggie Bateson are a married couple who have set up Indie Fude, an independent online food store selling a really well chosen(...)