The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Little Island, just outside Cork city. It is exactly the kind of place you want to alight after such a rough journey

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. It is a fine phrase, and true enough. Even truer would be: the best-laid plans of a young family pl(...)

Jacqueline McKeon and her husband having the Vegan Afternoon Tea at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

My husband and I can sometimes make for an awkward and unwelcome dining pair – I’m a vegetarian and he doesn’t drink alcohol. In the United States, wh(...)

Joshua Allen is to spend the next three months in a residential facility for addiction treatment prior to his sentencing for possessing over €22,000 worth of drugs. Photograph: Provision

The eldest son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen is to spend the next three months in a residential facility for addiction treatment prior to his sentenc(...)

Panna cotta: I love to use buttermilk to give it an Irish twist. Photograph: iStock

A panna cotta is an Italian dessert of “cooked” cream with sugar, gelatin and various flavours such as vanilla, fruit or coffee. But what gives the It(...)

Devinish Road in Kimmage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about Kimmage? Split between Dublin 6W and Dublin 12, Kimmage boasts an intriguing history. In the 1950s, the area had its own cinema,(...)

Jonny Boyle and his Sticks omakase pop-up menu

A chef friend tipped me off about Sticks, which is one of the most original pop-ups on the Dublin dining scene. Jonny Boyle and Kate O’Donohoe serve a(...)

Food On The Edge founder and director JP McMahon

Stars of the Netflix TV series Chef’s Table are among the culinary luminaries who will attend the Food On The Edge symposium in Galway on October 21st(...)

Courgette carpaccio with bog mint, from Killian Crowley’s House of Peroni six-course tasting menu.

Chef Killian Crowley, from Aniar in Galway, has developed a six-course tasting menu for the House of Peroni experience, which returns to Dublin on Aug(...)

Bee-keeping class at Seed Savers, Co Clare.  During the summer months courses include gardening for senior citizens, planting an orchard, wild food foraging, herbal medicine and rewilding a garden

School’s out for the summer and parents up and down the country have organised (or will be frantically trying to arrange) summer camps for their energ(...)

There’s nothing more delicious than a seasonal fruit tart. It feels decadent and special, reflecting the seasons – with blackberry and apple for autum(...)

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