Rory O’Connell: No showmanship, product-placement or experimental genre-hopping formats here

His eyebrows rising gently over the top of his horn-rimmed glasses, Rory O’Connell addresses the viewer across his kitchen table with a soft apology. (...)

Jayna McCloskey (9) and Max Barrett (9) at the launch of Safefood’s report, which shows that families with children spent on average €1,037 last year on highly processed food such as crisps, chocolate and sweets.

News that the average Irish family spends 20 per cent of its food budget on so-called treats full of sugar and fat and empty of nutrition is shocking (...)

The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at the Shelbourne is getting a revamp and so is its afternoon tea. You could win afternoon tea for six by designing a new pastry or cake for it

The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at Dublin’s Shelbourne hotel is currently being refurbished, with designer Guy Oliver, who has worked on No 10 Downing Street (...)

Blue Hare’s bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

Julie O’Mahony traded a career in advertising, including three years in a Madison Avenue agency in New York, for a culinary adventure that took her to(...)

Cedric Simpson pictured at Cork District Court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Lynn Anderson. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A US doctor has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of a British tourist in C(...)

Philip Dennhardt, a master butcher, and Kristin Jensen, an editor and food writer, have written what might just be the only book you’ll ever need abou(...)

Kate and Mary Masterson of The Kitchen Whisk on Wicklow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cooking, baking, gadgets, devices and paraphernalia – all and anything to do with kitchens are an obsession with Mary and Kate Masterson. An absolute (...)

Team Fumbally: Aisling Rogerson (third left) and Luca D’Alfonso (third right) with their staff. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s no accident that the giant letters that should spell out Fumbally, above the stoves in the Dublin 8 cafe of that name, are often rearranged to re(...)

Sherna Malone and husband Brendan McCormack, with twin daughters Ella (left) and Zoe in Rosscarbery, Co Cork.  Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Nobody ever decides to join the rat race. But it has a way of creeping up on you. One minute you’re in college, cramming for exams, and happier than a(...)

Wake up and smell the flowers this summer. Photograph: Getty Images/Cultura RF

It’s summer, that magical time of year when many of Ireland’s best gardens are opened to the public. But which to visit over the coming months? We’ve (...)

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