Chris Elliott

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The term ‘Groundhog Day’, taken from the time-loop film of the same name, is frequently used to describe the tedium of repetitive events that seem to be of no consequence. Photograph: iStock

Groundhog Day is the best film ever made about working in the media, and the most unerringly accurate. I’ve said this before, and the chances are I wi(...)

Máiría Cahill calls for resignation of Alan Rusbridger from  the State’s Future of Media Commission. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Minister for Communications Catherine Martin has said she is continuing to consult Cabinet colleagues over a call for the resignation of the former ed(...)

Forthcoming legislation is expected to oblige water companies to monitor the levels of microplastics in drinking water. File photograph: iStock

The impact of plastic pollution in our oceans, on our coastlines, in our soils and ultimately in our food and water has become a hot topic for enviro(...)

Almost two-thirds of studies of nitrite-containing processed meat found a link with cancer, QUB researchers found. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The World Health Organisation’s controversial blanket classification of processed meat as cancer-causing has been challenged following a major evaluat(...)

Schitt’s Creek: hidden comedy gem. Photograph: Netflix

In February 2015, Chris Elliott made his final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. As Letterman’s funniest and best-known collaborator, (...)

Naked Bacon,  made without cancer-causing nitrites, has been developed by Finnebrogue Artisan in Northern Ireland.

An Irish food-processing company has produced what it claims to be the first rasher in Ireland without nitrite preservatives, which have been linked t(...)

FSAI chief executive Alan Reilly: said food companies must have a threat assessment procedure in place to identify where the food supply chain could be vulnerable to fraud. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Food fraud is still seen as an easy target for criminals and the authorities are not organised enough to tackle the criminals, the outgoing Food Safe(...)

A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

It’s always fun to imagine what we might be eating in the future. Will we sit down to meat that has been grown in a lab? Will there will be a bowl (...)

High Grand in The Rewrite: A little older, greyer and funnier than before

They may as well have taped a sign saying “kick me” on this film’s back. Hugh Grant stars as a Hollywood professional (a writer, not an actor) who jus(...)

Photograph: Paula Connelly/ISPC/Getty

This time last year, when we bit into burgers we were happily unaware of any link between processed beef and horse meat. This changed on January 15th,(...)

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