Irish retailers are facing a tough Christmas with new Covid-19 restrictions closing non-essential outlets

We have been overwhelmed, in the best possible way, by the response to our original list, a few weeks ago, of 100 Irish websites where you can buy lov(...)

Shopping online doesn’t mean you can’t shop local. Photograph: iStock

Last week we ran an item on the move online by many small Irish businesses and the desire amongst consumers who shop online to shop local during this (...)

Organic wine in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

More organic wines are being produced than ever, but who decides what is organic and how strict are the rules? European wines are governed by legislat(...)

The absolutely delightful thing about natural wines is that they are great with food. Photograph: iStock

Since learning about wine from Colm McCann as part of the Ballymaloe Cookery School 12-week course, I’ve always been interested in the world of wine a(...)

Bord Bia recipe for slow cooked pork ramen.

American soul food with an Irish twist is how restaurateurs David Coffey and Damien Quinn are describing their latest venture, Crow Street, which open(...)

The courtyard stocks everything from Max Benjamin scented candles to shabby chic French mirrors and Nicholas Mosse pottery (

As well as once being home to an illuminated manuscript, Kells was a royal residence of the High Kings of Tara. The town’s layout retains some of i(...)

He doesn’t have the data to back up his hunch, but Adrian Cummins suspects a lot of men buy restaurant vouchers as Christmas gifts. The chief executi(...)

Baker Richard Bertinet headlines the International Bread Festival at Castleward on Saturday

Bread may be the staff of life, but it’s also a festive food this weekend, with no fewer than two gourmet gatherings celebrating the humble loa(...)

Dublin I heart you. Every return a homecoming after I’ve lived elsewhere. Even the last time when we walked past a drugs search on our first night bac(...)