From what I have gathered we all eat far too much meat and dairy, and our excesses are harming both our health and our planet.

I finished my vegan month two days ago and within 48 hours I ate a sausage roll, carrot cake and a chicken burrito bowl. It is pretty clear that I am (...)

Festival of Food Ross Lewis of Chapter One in Dublin – seen above with fellow chef JP McMahon – heads west to launch the Galway Food Festival (March (...)

Home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Niall Horan and Bressie its best-known resident remains show band legend Joe Dolan

Mullingar is an old-fashioned spot that has held on to its market town atmosphere. While home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Nia(...)

Roz Purcell’s book launch is a lesson in substance over style

HOT   The BFG The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl book is spine-tingling. Melissa Mathison (E.T.), who d(...)

Supporters with Welsh flags cheer on a rider in Dún Laoghaire during the IronMan triathlon  in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

What was most distressing about the first officially sanctioned IronMan event in Dublin was the absence of anything resembling distress on the faces o(...)

Patrick Mullins aboard Uncle Junior on the way to winning The FBD Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup ahead of jockey Nina Carberry on Quantitativeeasing. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sun came out to play at the Punchestown festival and brought half the country with it.After two days of challenging weather, the ice-cream vans we(...)

Ireland’s Mark English is interviewed on his return home from winning silver at the European indoors in Prague. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was shortly after turning the dial when Mark English came on Today with Sean O’Rourke. The immediate fear was this could go either way, a bit like (...)

It’s no secret that sex sells. Unless an ad is too sexy and is banned as a result, as Newbridge Silverware found out this week.A two-minute video on t(...)

Conor Pope: Tracy Piggott seems to know what she’s about, she uses French terms when talking about food.

It’s four in the morning and I’m sitting on my kitchen floor in bits. Just like my shortbread. Until this evening I’d never baked so much as a single (...)

Fashion at Punchestown racecourse today. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The crowds have begun flooding into Punchestown for day one of the 2013 racing festival. Today’s action will see a total of seven races w(...)