Rachel Gaffney: “I hit the reset button. It took me years of mistakes and sleepless nights to arrive to this point.”

On meeting Rachel Gaffney, I am immediately struck that she is a woman who is proud of her roots. Her formative years were spent in the Ursuline Conv(...)

“Porndog  encapsulates many food and restaurant trends in Dublin that need to just go to their bedroom and think about what they’ve done.”

Recently, a mob arrived at a cafe in east London in a protest against gentrification. The Cereal Killer Cafe has been an object of derision since its (...)

Georgina Campbell photographed iwth her Bafta award  for her portrayal of a victim of domestic violence in Murdered by my Boyfriend. Photograph:   Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Sherlock might have won a gong but Benedict Cumberbatch again missed out on a television Bafta for his much-loved portrayal of the master detective.In(...)

Boats moored on the shores of Lough Derg
Messing about on boats

The October sun was burning off the early morning cold as we slipped away from the jetty and towards the bridge under which flows the Shannon at Portu(...)

Waiter, waiter: how much service is truly shocking? Photograph: Betsie Van der Meer/Stone Sub/Getty

Look, we all know how these things work. You’ve put a restaurant or hotel guide together and need to make a bit of a splash, so there’s no point just (...)

Georgina Campbell said a lot of work needed to be done before we could confidently promote Ireland as a “food tourism” destination.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sloppy service and poor staff training is putting Ireland’s reputation for hospitality at risk, food writer Georgina Campbell said when she announced (...)

The 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards best chef award is  recognition of Neven Maguire’s work, with his  Cavan venue MacNean House and Restaurant having previously received restaurant of the year accolades from Georgina Campbell in 2007 and Food and Wine Magazine in 2008.

Celebrity chef Neven Maguire has been named best chef in Ireland in the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards, while Kilkenny’s Campagne claimed the title of b(...)

Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick.

Restaurants and other food establishments are finally seeing green shoots of recovery after years of recession, food writer Georgina Campbell said yes(...)

Despite being in a fight for survival, the Irish hospitality sector is reportedly blighted by poor service in restaurants and bad beds in hotels. This is the experience of food writer Georgina Campbell, who has been travelling the country inspecting food establishments for her annual food awards and hospitality guides.

Despite being in a fight for survival, the Irish hospitality sector is reportedly blighted by poor service in restaurants and bad beds in hotels.This (...)