Exactly which varieties of potato are you growing this year? As ever, I’m too greedy to limit myself to just one or two, and instead (...)

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(...)

Andrew Douglas with one of the feathered residents of  the  Urban Farm he set up on a Dublin rooftop last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The hens cluck contentedly and peck at the ground in their enclosure. Nothing unusual there, apart from one thing. Their hen house is on the roof of a(...)