Liam Edwards, owner of Jim Edwards restaurant, Kinsale, Co Cork. “I’m seeing restaurants closing a few days a week because they don’t have the staff or they’re trying to keep them fresh,” he says. Photograph: Provision

Liam Edwards normally works front of house at his seafood restaurant in Kinsale, Co Cork. But for the past three months he has been full-time in the (...)

Gluten-free living: Mina Campbell was seven when she was diagnosed with coeliac disease

Our daughter never enjoyed sandwiches. We all used to roll our eyes when Mina would, from the age of about three, eat the cheese but throw away the br(...)

Loam in Galway, winner of the restaurant of the year at the RAI awards

Loam, a Michelin-starred dining room and wine bar  in Galway city, is Ireland’s restaurant of the year 2019. The restaurant, which opened in 2014(...)

 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

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“Amy”, a waiter in a Dublin restaurant, is uncomfortable about what she sees as a major injustice in her industry. Customers “are being lied to”, she (...)

Chef Jess Murphy receiving the  award from Artie Clifford, chairman of Blas na hÉireann

Irish Times magazine food columnist Jess Murphy has been named Blas na hÉireann Producers’ Champion 2019. The award is made annually in recognition of(...)

Adrian Cummins: he says  a restaurateur should be allowed to write off a portion of the cost of providing accommodation for staff against tax

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has accused the Government of not doing enough to address the chronic skills shortage facing the hospital(...)

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen of Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, will discuss the similarities between Ireland and Norway, particularly wind exposure

MONDAY Results: Keywords Studios. Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (March); German exports and imports (Feb); US factory ord(...)

Restaurants will be required to display calorie counts on menus under new legisation to be published by the Minister for Health. Photograph: iStock

Restaurants in Ireland will be required by law to display calorie counts on menus by the end of the year, according to new proposals. Minister for H(...)

Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, launching the 2019 restaurant of the year awards.

Nominations are now open in the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards. The online public vote at irishtimes.com/irishrestaurantawards, gives diners a chance to(...)

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