Grainne Mullins, formerly of Ox in Belfast and now part of the launch team for Lignum, opening in Bullaun, near Loughrea, Co Galway, at the end of next month, is one of 14 chefs to reach the Euro-Toques Young Chef 2019 semi-final.

French chef, restaurateur and TV presenter Michel Roux junior of London’s Le Gavroche restaurant, and Dutch-born, South African-based chef and campaig(...)

Micheál Cunningham at the Lismaconly Cemetery grave of  his murdered daughter Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The letter arrived in November. It was from the parole board wanting to know if the family of Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil had anything to submit regarding he(...)

Niall Boylan:  suggests opening a small prison on an offshore location such as Spike Island and harsh treatment there for those who have committed the most vile crimes.

Perhaps the most famous moment from the classic spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap features Christopher Guest’s slightly dim guitarist Nigel T(...)

John Whelan with a picture of his sister Sharon and her two children Zarah and Nadia who were murdered by Brian Hennessy on Christmas morning 2008. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Life for the Whelan family fractured irreparably on Christmas Day, 2008. As the people in Windgap, Co Kilkenny woke to a cold December morning, news (...)

Aer Lingus has pledged to contribute €191 million to seeding the new superannuation scheme while the DAA has committed to paying €72 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) unions plan to begin balloting workers in coming weeks on proposals to end the deadlock over the €750 million hole i(...)