Festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen planning their Litfest 2017 weekend with  guest chefs Jacob Kenedy from Bocca Di Lupo in Soho, and    Richard Falk and Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Litfest: A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe, to give it its brand new title, is expected to draw in excess of 8,000 people to the Co Co(...)

The good news, if you’re planning to attend the Litfest extravaganza at Ballymaloe (May 19th-21st), is that there are tickets still available for all (...)

Fun on the fringe at Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

JR Riall is a pastry chef at Ballymaloe House. During last year’s Literary Festival of Food & Wine, he was called out of the kitchen by 92-year-ol(...)

Is it food or is it art, or is food art? New exhibition on design in food opens at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on Friday. Photograph: Chloe Rutzerveld

Appetite for Design, an exhibition exploring the design elements involved in how food is processed, distributed and consumed, opens at the National Cr(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)