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Julie Dupouy, Best Sommelier in Ireland, and newly crowned third-best sommelier in the world. Photograph: Irish Guild of  Sommeliers

Irish sommelier Julie Dupouy has been named the third best sommelier in the world. One of just four women in the semi-final and the first ever to rea(...)

Caring industry: Exploitation of these moslty young women is the rational response of anyone who cannot access affordable well regulated child care; which is pretty much everybody with children. Photograph: Getty

A few years ago we “employed” an au pair. She seemed an innocuous enough young woman from northern Italy. With hindsight, her extensive tattoos were a(...)

The 2016 Irish Food Writers' Guild Food Award winners are, from left: Ralph Haslam – Mossfield Organic Farm (Offaly); Julie and Rod Calder-Potts – Highbank Organic Orchards (Kilkenny); Cuilan Loughnane – White Gypsy Brewery (Tipperary); Sharon Greene – Wild Irish Foragers (Offaly); Kirsti O’Kelly – Silver Darlings (Limerick); and standing front: Joe Fitzmaurice – Riot Rye Bakehouse and Bread School (Tipperary). Photograph: Paul Sherwood

You’ve got pickled herring, Irish stout, organic milk, nettle syrup and sourdough – and you have to turn them into a four-course awards lunch for memb(...)

There’s nothing quite like truffles for a touch of decadence in the kitchen. But they’re an expensive indulgence, so it was with interest that I hear(...)

Lang Lang: ‘Every night, onstage, you need to be in the same condition. That is very difficult for a lot of people’

The Michelin Guide’s new star ratings for restaurants were announced last week. And everyone who loves to hate the verdicts handed down by the anon(...)

 Staff  at The Greenhouse, Dublin, celebrate their new Michelin star. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More tourists and increased consumer confidence are some of the reasons cited by Ireland’s Michelin-star restaurants for the “significant upturn” they(...)

Therese Dowling (right) with her daughters Janet and Joanne at Capital Glass on Lr Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

They are not technically glaziers, but there is little that the three Donnelly women who run Capital Glass in Dublin, along with operations manager(...)

Eamonn O’Reilly (second left), owner of The Greenhouse, and chef Michael Viljanen (third left) celebrate with staff yesterday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Two decades as a Michelin-starred chef ended with a lunchtime tweet for Kevin Thornton on Wednesday. Did anyone contact him before the list hit social(...)

Kurtis Wade performing at a fundraising concert in aid of the Berkeley balcony collapse families at the Academy in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A fundraising event for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families drew a large crowd to the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin on T(...)