The Ocean Spray cranberry garden at last year’s Bloom in the Park festival. This year’s fetival will have a large Food Village with restaurants, cafes, markets and cookery demonstrations. Photograph: Lorna Gannon/Jardin

Food festival season continues apace – with more and more blending culinary elements into other areas of interest. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literar(...)

We have a shrieker at the next table. I’d like to ask her to use her indoor voice. “She went to the bathroom and everything got quiet,” the friend (...)

Ahmad Fakhry (left) and Cian Corcoran are the duo behind DesignGoat, the team behind some stylish ways to drink coffee and intriguingly experimental eating experiences

“We started the company in 2011 after we graduated from NCAD. I’d met Cian in third year and we decided we wanted to do something,” says Ahmad Fakh(...)

Ivano De Matteo's The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi), showing twice during the festival: in the Light House Cinema on Sunday 22nd, and in Movies@Dundrum on Monday 23rd

The Jameson Dublin Film Festival has begun its thirteenth season, with some 120 films showing at more than a dozen venues around the city until Mar(...)

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A Michelin-starred chef is going down the bistronomie route. But we need a new word (gastrosteria maybe) to describe it, because it’s not French but m(...)

Chef Ross Lewis at home in Blackrock, Co Dublin.  The kitchen is dominated by a central island fitted with a row of Gaggenau appliances – five gas hobs, a cooking plate or plancha and a big oven. Photograph: Eric Luke

There’s a cupboard in Ross Lewis’s kitchen that contains a very sophisticated stereo system , an extensive music collection (lots of Van Morrison), an(...)

The opening day of the 2013 Web Summit in the RDS.Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It started out as an informal gathering of 450 techies four years ago, but this year’s Web Summit is so big, it has its own mascot – a quirky cartoon (...)

 Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year  finalists  Luke Ahearne (22); John Fitzmaurice (25); Chris Fullam (21); Matthew Logan (22) and Ian Mc Hale (26). Photograph: Maxwells

There’s been a gently simmering pot of rivalry on the stove at Chapter One restaurant in Dublin recently, where two chefs have been preparing for the (...)

Chef  Adam Richman, who presents the ‘Man vs Food’ TV show, is on the line-up of speakers at Food Summit, part of the Web Summit which takes place in Dublin on November 4th-6th. Photograph: Getty Images

Adam Richman, presenter of Man vs Food will be sharing the inside track on how he survives the epic feeding sessions he endures for his tv show. C(...)

Best beard of Electric Picnic 2014: Sean O’Reilly from Donaghmede in Co Dublin 1:45

Best bands Portishead were sublime: in between the snap and the hiss, the cackle and crackle of the music, Beth Gibbons turned, sighed and lam(...)