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The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

The 48-seat wine bar features a central Irish elm table for communal dining. Photographs: Ed Schofield

New restaurant openings in Dublin have been coming thick and fast in recent times, but perhaps the most exciting is Allta, something completely differ(...)

Work in progress: Chefs Niall Davidson, Christine Walsh and Hugh Higgins will open Allta on November 19th

Wild wine Allta, a new Dublin wine bar which has been more than a year in the making, will open in the city centre on November 19th. Chef Niall (...)

Sandy Wyer (left), of Forest & Marcy and Forest Avenue, with Liz Matthews of Uno Mas and Etto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I said I’d help him out, at the start, until things got better in the construction industry.” Famous last words. More than five years later, Liz Mat(...)

Catherine Cleary sees the move towards more easily prepared plant-based food  continuing in 2018, especially with younger people, and with ‘part-time’ vegans.

1. The year of the vegan “We’re all going vegan on January 1st,” jokes Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, picking up on the widely forec(...)