147 Deli on Parnell Street Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“Is that the queue? For takeaway?” the man in the blue raincoat asks a woman holding a coffee. It is, she tells him. “Jaysus,” he says turning arou(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Derry Clarke: wants to raise about €100,000 for Console, the suicide prevention charity

There’s no stopping Derry Clarke, the L’Ecrivain celebrity chef. Fresh from a heart bypass operation, he has teamed up with several other(...)

Celebrating the announcement of the three-year sponsorship of the Ballymaloe Litfest by Kerrygold, with a cup of tea and some hot buttered scones, are festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe LitFest takes place from May 16th-18th. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The 2nd annual Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine is to be sponsored for the next three years by Kerrygold. Kevin Lane, CEO (...)

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(...)

Ross Lewis, owner of Chapter One restaurant, Dublin:  among the nominations in the chefs category for   Chapter One – An Irish Food Story

Thirteen Irish cookbooks have been shortlisted for this year’s Gourmand World Cook Book awards which will be announced during the Beijing Cookbook (...)

He doesn’t have the data to back up his hunch, but Adrian Cummins suspects a lot of men buy restaurant vouchers as Christmas gifts. The chief execu(...)

 Elena Arzak, judge at the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year (front right), with finalists (clockwise from front left), Brian O’Flaherty, Paula Leavy, Kevin Burke, Mark Moriarty  and Grainne O’Keefe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Within minutes of meeting Elena Arzak, she has given me a list of her favourite restaurants and tapas bars in San Sebastian (a few of which are listed(...)

Ab Fab lobster rollThe no-reservations, queues-out-the-door Burger & Lobster chain has infiltrated the glossy Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols in Kni(...)

Ross Lewis: says his worst habit is not listening enough.
Health Scan: Ross Lewis

Do you have a healthy lifestyle?I hadn’t a healthy lifestyle up until about five or six years ago. I’m not extremely healthy but I do the very best I (...)