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(...)

Duke Special: ‘One friend recalled that he had an awkward habit that could cause social embarrassment. It could nearly be called a psychic tick’

My Obituary is a new column, launched today, in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some ma(...)

The actor Liam NeesoN: Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Hollywood star Liam Neeson said today the families of the so-called Disappeared were living in a cruel and inhumane limbo. In an appeal for info(...)

The search for the body of IRA murder victim Columba McVeigh, one of the so-called Disappeared, has resumed in Bragan, County Monaghan.The 19-year-old, from Donaghmore, County Tyrone, was kidnapped in 1975. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick

“I am confident that he is here. Are we in exactly the right place? That’s a different matter.” Jon Hill overlooks a bleak bog on a wind(...)