KILMACTHOMAS STUDENTS TAKE THE CAKE Great Irish Bake Off judge Lilly Higgins and home economics teacher Ethna Sheehan faced a tough task in Dungarv(...)

Chefs Paul Flynn and Louise Clarke (front, centre) getting set for the West Waterford Festival of Food

REV UP FOR WEST WATERFORD The West Waterford Festival of Food (April 15th-17th) is a not-to-be-missed gastronomic feast, with Dublin-born London re(...)

Mews, in Baltimore, Co Cork is overall winner for Dinner of the Year.

It was only a matter of time before the thriving midrange Dublin restaurant scene ate itself. And so the tipping point came in 2015. The capital’s re(...)

Ciaran Sweeney, James Sheridan, Soizic Humbert, Damien Grey and Andrew Heron. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s restaurant scene is thriving again, and much of the energy is coming from a new generation of young chefs and front-of-hou(...)

A few weeks ago I trekked up a weedy unpromising slope into a magical place. It’s the NCAD Community Garden where I met a philosopher composter. Al(...)

Here is joy in a silver bowl in a setting that should bring me out in a rash. We’re surrounded by relics of the Raj in London’s Mayfair, a postcode(...)

The stars weren’t just shining in the sky over the Dolomites this ski season; they were hurtling down black runs, boogieing in apres-ski bars (...)

Bord Bia’s new Pork Deliciously Versatile campaign has recipes for all cuts and joints of pork

Crackling idea If you want to know the secret to crispy pork crackling, or you need inspiration to turn chops, which account for 44 per cent of p(...)

Restaurant of the year: Harry’s Restaurant and Bar in Inishowen, Co Donegal

Of all the bare-bricked and filament-bulbed gin joints in all the world – I’ve walked into more than my fair share in 2014. It was the year that Ir(...)

Restaurant Forty One doesn’t do spontaneity. At least that’s how it feels when I phone at 7pm on a sunny Wednesday and get a recorded message that (...)