Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Ben Gilroy: judge had been considering imposing community service in lieu of three months in prison. Photograph: Alan Betson

A High Court judge has referred what he described as “inconsistencies” concerning the income of the Direct Democracy Ireland party founder Ben Gilroy (...)

Catherine Moroney, head of business banking at AIB; Network Ireland president Rebecca Harrison; CRC chief executive Stephanie Manahan; and Priscilla O’Regan, head of communications at BT, launching  Network Ireland’s Creating Opportunities conference. Photograph: 1IMAGE/Bryan Brophy

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Sep); euro zone manufacturing PMI (Sep), unemployment (Aug); UK manufacturing PMI (Sep); German manufact(...)

Trafalgar Square on St Patrick’s Day this year. Photograph: Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto via Getty Images

You’d have to feel sorry for Britain. I can’t imagine being a British person having to watch this Brexit chaos unfold. Let’s all just agree that it sh(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

Jean O’Sullivan at the marché d’Aligre in Paris.

Jean O’Sullivan, who has died aged 63, was a central figure in the Irish community in Paris for more than three decades, during which she also led a s(...)

Pearse Lyons at Pearse Lyons Distillery, James’s St, Dublin 8. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Make it a double In exciting news for whiskey lovers this week, two distilleries fling open their doors to the public for the first time. On Saturda(...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

Burren

Today marks the beginning of Heritage Week which runs (counterintuitively) for the next 10 days. This year the focus is on natural heritage, and incor(...)

Castletown Round House, an Irish Landmark Trust property

Having begun as somewhat of a pipsqueak biting at the heels of more established European Heritage Days, Ireland’s National Heritage Week has now estab(...)