Oscar Wilde afternoon tea

The importance of having afternoon tea Oscar Wilde famously said many things, including that he could resist everything except temptation – so it’s l(...)

 Merrion Hotel in Dublin’s city centre: It hosted a controversial outdoor function for about 50  held by former minister Katherine Zappone and attended by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Government says that Covid-19 regulations allow for organised outdoor events and gatherings of up to 200 people. The advice from Attorney General(...)

Katherine Zappone held an outdoor gathering at a Dublin hotel in July. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Controversy has erupted over an outdoor event for about 50 people hosted by former minister for children Katherine Zappone in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel o(...)

Centre: Shóna and Wayne McGann. Left: Clara Malone of Coastal Ceremonies helped arrange an elopement on the Cliffs of Moher. Photograph: Jessica & Danilo. Right: Mary Carroll and JP Canning. Photograph: Emily Quinn

Shorter guest lists mean couples are focusing more on bespoke menus and special details for their Covid weddings – and the trend is set to continue(...)

Were our couple to drop everything and race to Cong, Co Mayo, right now they could have themselves an overnight stay in one of the best hotels in the world – Ashford Castle. File photograph: Getty

Pricewatch was delighted to wake up last Thursday morning to realise that it was the dawn of a six-month spell over which Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

Paul Kelly’s vanilla and orange blossom panna cotta with apricot compote and a sable biscuit.

Here’s a recipe that brings great summer flavours in one yummy dessert: apricot, vanilla and orange blossom. The vanilla and orange blossom panna cott(...)


Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

Foraging for wild garlic in the woods. Photograph: iStock

The first of the wild garlic has started to pop up so now is the time to get out foraging. Known hunting grounds include St Anne’s Park in Raheny(...)

Head chef and owner of Variety Jones Keelan Higgs: “Since winning our star we’ve had 700 to 800 emails, so hopefully those seats will remain full every night into the future.”
Reaching for the stars

Eighteen restaurants now hold a Michelin star on the island of Ireland while three restaurants are the proud holders of two stars: Patrick Guilbaud at(...)

Rory Guthrie of de Veres in front of a Donald Teskey rental at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

While many Irish banks were forced to sell their art collections during the economic downturn, the Central Bank of Ireland still retains a collection (...)

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