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 (...)

 Majella Gallagher (front, centre) with her friends celebrating Christmas in the early 1990s: back, left to right:  Jean Fuller, Bridí McNerney, Ria Dunne, Helen McDonagh, Eimear Holmes; front left: Eleanor Ryan

The Saturday night before Christmas was the high point of our festive celebrations. A group of long-standing friends, we used to meet in Slatterys in(...)

 Yotam Ottolenghi (above) and René Redzepi will take part in next year’s Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Middle Eastern food expert Yotam Ottolenghi and René Redzepi of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen will headline the second Ballymaloe Literary Festival of(...)

 Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a first cookery book by a much less familiar name than Darina Allen or Donal Skehan, but it’s the new Irish cook book to buy for yourself, or to (...)