A street feast on Clonakilty’s Main Street. The town was part of the winning bid for West Cork to be named Foodie Destination of the year by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Photograph: Dermot Sullivan/clonakity.ie

West Cork has been named the winner of Ireland’s Top 10 Foodie Destinations for 2017. The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), in association wit(...)

Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh, which posted news of its immediate closure on social media on Wednesday.

News that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is actively considering retaining the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry, will come as a (...)

India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his half century against Australia in the fourth Test at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India. Photograph: Reuters

Ravindra Jadeja struck a 50 to give India a handy first innings lead before returning to claim three Australian wickets as the home side stood 87 runs(...)

Voting in Northern Ireland: Beyond the frustrations of the North’s younger generation about the status quo is a desire for the Assembly to focus on issues that affect nationalist and unionist communities equally. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Late into the night at a house party in Belfast, a drunken young man stood up and declared that he hated Catholics. When Emma Cummins alone asked why,(...)

Banana company Fyffes was taken over by Japanese firm Sumitomo for €751 million.

The technology, agri-food and healthcare/pharma sectors remain firmly in the top three in terms of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Irel(...)

Oran	Cummins, head of R&D at MasterCard	Labs, a finalist in the fintech category of the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2016. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

The future of dining out looks certain to involve polyglot robot waiters who can tell you anything you need to know about the menu and general nutriti(...)

Chef Gráinne O’Keefe, in Pichet restaurant, Trinity Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The working hours are punishing. The starting salaries can be miserable. The pressure-cooker atmosphere tests the hardiest of souls. Gráinne O’Keefe, (...)

Anna Flynn  with her children Isobel and Tommy at their home in Meadowgate, Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne

In the summer of 2007, Anna Flynn was getting her life back on track after her marriage had broken down. The divorce had been finalised and the family(...)

 Boston mayor Marty Walsh  with master engraver Sean Egan as Ralph and Rose Ingegneri of Brewster (right) and mayor of Waterford John Cummins (second from left) and chairman of the committee Michael Fitzgerald listen after the Waterford Crystal sculpture were presented at the marathon tribute at MIT’s Endicott House in Dedham/. Photograph: Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times

Two crystal sculptures made by a Waterford man to honour the three people killed in the 2013 Boston bombings and an MIT officer who died in a related (...)

Bishop Paul Colton. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The willingness to accept diverse views and interpretations about the 1916 Easter Rising is hopefully a sign of Ireland’s growing maturity as a nation(...)