A man I’ve never met has written me a 3,000 word email. It’s a love letter to what he feels has been lost from the “Food Valley” around the northern I(...)

The Gubeen stand at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit Fest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Large scale agriculture is not the only way to feed a growing world population, US food activist Sandor Katz told a panel at the Ballymaloe Litfest ye(...)

Full list of candidates Galway may be the State’s most ethnically diverse city, with several “new Irish” candidates standing in 2005 and 2009, (...)

About 28 per cent of those going forward for county or city council seats later this month for listed as non-party.

They come from the left, right and centre. Some are company directors. Many more are farmers. And a good number of this cohort of just over 2,000 peop(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has taken a gamble by standing in Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

After about a year of entering government back in 2007 the Greens realised their status had changed from being coalition partners to being acce(...)

 Éric Trochon, head chef at Paris bistro Semilla (on left), where Irish chefs Enda McEvoy and Conor Cockram will be taking over the kitchen for St Patrick’s weekend. Photograph: Éric Fénot

Brian O’Driscoll may be playing his last match for Ireland at Stade De France on March 15th, but there will be another Irish invasion taking place (...)

FSAI chief Alan Reilly has said he was mandated to work with the food industry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has rejected any idea that a conflict of interest exists in his work with a European body (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in september 2010,  when he was minister for communications, energy and natural resources, arriving at Government Buildings for a cabinet meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller

A quip made famous by the late Con Houlihan perfectly, if cruelly, describes the current status of the Green Party. A reporter with notions had left t(...)