Last year’s Taste of Dublin food festival attracted 24,500 people, and it is hoped  attendance could reach 30,000 this year. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A fire pit, a bake-off and cheaper ticket prices are among the features of this year’s Taste of Dublin food festival, which runs from June 12th(...)

Writer Colum McCann photographed at Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Novelist Donal Ryan is among the writers shortlisted for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.The writer is listed not for his Booker-longli(...)

Kilkenny chefs  Mary McEvoy, proprietor of A Slice of Heaven; Grainne Somers, head chef at The Pembroke Hotel; Gerald Dunne, executive head chef at Lyrath Estate Hotel; Ken Harker, head chef at the Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet; Matus Pollack, head chef at the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel; Mark Gaffney, executive chef at the Ormonde Hotel and Helen Costello of the pop-up vegetarian restaurant, holding  TV3’s Ireland AM chef Edward Hayden

Kilkenny has been suggested as the successor to Kinsale as the gourmet capital of Ireland, with the recent awarding of two Michelin stars to the city’(...)

Maria O’Shea with her sons Soren (11), and Conor (3), who died in the crash in Denmark.

Danish police are continuing to investigate a fatal car crash in which three children, whose father is Irish, lost their lives. The incident occurred (...)

Dunnes stores; retailer accounted for 18.3 per cent of the advertising spend in the 12 weeks before Christmas, just ahead of Aldi at 16.9 per cent and Lidl at 16.8 per cent

The battle for the hearts and trollies of consumers last Christmas was fought out through advertising, with Dunnes Stores emerging as the top s(...)