Ray D’Arcy is taking over the Saturday night slot

Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, David McWilliams on Ireland’s wealth gap and Joe Duffy reminiscing about Liveline’s “most memorable stories” will all featu(...)

The Dermot Bannon-fronted home design programme ‘Room to Improve’, made for RTÉ by Coco Television, has been sold to Foxtel Australia. Photograph: Eric Luke

TV chef Catherine Fulvio is destined for eastern Europe, architect Dermot Bannon is headed for Australia and the Design Doctors have been picked up i(...)

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(...)

Green eggs and ham: ‘My own version is quite pared-back’

To cook something celebratory and suitably Irish for this St Patrick’s Day weekend, I have chosen to go green and use as many Irish ingredients as (...)

 Attending the Be Your Best workshop in the Irish Times  were (from left): Angus Ridgway, Potentialife;  blind adventurer Mark Pollock, and Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit founder.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of Ireland’s business leaders gathered at The Irish Times to have their neural pathways realigned under the guidance of a Harvard behavioural(...)

Is Jamie Oliver the king of Christmas?

By now you’ll have the presents all neatly stacked under the tree, wrapped in neatly ironed Fair Trade paper that you ordered last June and had per(...)

Marie Claire Digby selects the best cookbook reads for Christmas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Extra Virgin Kitchen By Susan Jane White (Gill & Macmillan, €27.99) Just the thing for those contemplating a January detox, but more tha(...)

Chef Donal Skehan who says part of the problem with Irish food is that it tends to favour convenience over quality, he says.

Despite a fondness for “a bacon sandwich in a white sliced pan”, TV cook Donal Skehan agrees with food writer John McKenna’s recent criticisms of w(...)

Airfield at Dundrum will transform into Scarefield this evening and tomorrow for spooky stories and ghostly encounters for all the family. Photograph: Scarefield at Airfield Dundrum

Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival Offaly’s 6th annual Hullabaloo children’s arts festival takes place this weekend in Birr and Clar(...)

Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself  in his kitchen garden in  Dunmore East, Co Waterford

Grow, Cook, Eat, a new book from Michael Kelly, founder of the Grow It Yourself movement, is that rare thing – a gardening book that doesn’t make the (...)