Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best casual restaurants – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – thro(...)

Gill Meller: the River Cottage chef will be cooking a harvest supper at Burtown House, Co Kildare on October 20th

Chef and River Cottage team member Gill Meller, whose cookery book Gather was one of last year’s food publishing highlights, is coming to Ireland to c(...)

Garryowen’s Ronan O’Halloran holds off a challenge from  Tom Fletcher of UCD Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Garryowen and Terenure College were the only teams to climb up the Ulster Bank League Division 1A table over the weekend. Bonus point wins for leader(...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d (...)

From left, Paddy Breathnach, director of Viva and I Went Down; Rebecca Daly, director of Mammal; James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board; and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. Photographs: Alan Betson, Getty Images

What’s going with Irish cinema? Two Irish films – Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn – have picked up nominations for best picture a(...)

On parade at Cheltenham: (left to right) Peter Payne-Gallwey, trainer and steward; Phil Bull, racehorse owner and founder of the Timeform system of handicapping horses; Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister; his wife, Lady Spencer- Churchill; Harry Wragg, racehorse owner and famous jockey; Keith Piggott, jockey, trainer and  father of jockey Lester Piggott; Anne, Duchess of Westminster, owner of racehorses including Arkle; ‘Frenchie’ Nicholson, trainer and founder of a jockey school; Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth; Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort,  Trainer of horses for British royal family; Ian Balding, trainer; Dorothy Paget, racehorse owner; Sir Noel Murless, trainer; Charlie Smirke, jockey; his wife, Ann Smirke; Dan O’Brien, trainer and father of Vincent O’Brien; Barry Fitzgerald, Irish film actor, whose real name was William Joseph Shields, best known for his role as Michaleen in ‘The Quiet Man’; Arthur Shields, Irish film actor, brother of Barry Fitzgerald, best known for his role as Rev Playfair in ‘The Quiet Man’; JP Donleavy,  Irish-American author –  or, possibly, his father, Pat Donleavy; Prince and Princess Monolulu, A famous, turban-wearing racing tipster and his partner; Pat Gray and Annie Hickman,  Tipperary farmer racegoer and his wife; Grania Cazenove, owner of a Tipperary stud farm; Waldron West, the artist disguised as a policeman; Herbert and Mrs Blagrave; trainer and his wife

Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, is the title of one of the most interesting and desirable paintings to appear at auction in Irelan(...)

Lucky man: James Nesbitt and his bevy of femmes fatales

If I tell you that James Nesbitt plays a middle-aged London detective in the flashy-looking cop drama Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky1, Friday) you can prob(...)

Mews, in Baltimore, Co Cork is overall winner for Dinner of the Year.

It was only a matter of time before the thriving midrange Dublin restaurant scene ate itself. And so the tipping point came in 2015. The capital’s re(...)

Bastible is not another neighbourhood restaurant. It’s the best restaurant I’ve been to in Dublin this year.

My husband hates me. Well, not me exactly. But here in a room painted bottle green, he hates what I (and others) am about to do to his dream restaura(...)

After six months searching for the right premises, the couple found “ a great site on Leonard’s Corner” and after a summer spent doing the place up, Bastible is now open at 111 South Circular Road. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

READY FOR FIRST STEPS Does Portobello in Dublin 8 now rival Ranelagh as restaurant central in the capital? The latest opening in the area is a (...)

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