Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association Eddie Downey is congratulated at the Castleknock Hotel  in Dublin last night. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The election of Slane farmer Eddie Downey as president of the Irish Farmers’ Association last night means the Co Meath village may now be in the uniqu(...)

The  Irish Distillers Ltd plant in Midleton. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
A whiskey story

The space given over to Irish whiskey in the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin’s premium spirit shop, should be expanding. After all, Irish whiskey is going(...)

In a summer of competing festivals and superstar shows, one imminent visitor is conspicuous by his absence from the promo palaver, the ads and the con(...)

Festival Fit finds its groove

In 1682, the Earl of Meath shipped in a Diarmuid Gavin de jour to design a landscape specifically for entertaining large numbers of people on the grou(...)

Robbie Williams playing Slane in 1999

Like buses, you wait all year for a big music show and then three come along at once. The stadium arena tour circuit begins tonight when Robbie Willia(...)