Colin Harmon

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Diageo announced in 2017 that it intended to transform 12.6 acres at Guinness’s St James’s Gate brewery into a new urban quarter.

Since 2013, anyone looking for a snapshot of the resurgence in Dublin’s property market didn’t have to look too far beyond the city’s docklands. Havin(...)

Dingle Gin

We know and love our quintessential Irish food staples – Barry’s, Kerrygold, Tayto. Everyday foods that fill us with joy and nostalgia. We immortalise(...)

 Irish Food Writers’ Guild  award winners: David Watson of Killahora Orchards; Andrew Workman of Dunany Flour; Barry Walsh of Killahora Orchards; Charlie Cole of  Broughgammon Farm;  Jean Baptiste Enjelvin of  Hegarty Cheese; Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats; Dan Hegarty of  Hegarty Cheese; Leonie Workman of Dunany Flour. Photographs: Paul Sherwood

Concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Irish food and drink sector and possible repercussion for the food tourism industry, were raised at the Iri(...)

Colin Harmon of 3fe Coffee in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The front line of the VAT hikes which hit the hospitality sector as the new year dawned has been the country’s coffee shops, where the price of a caff(...)

Head chef Holly Dalton and owner Colin Harmon in Gertrude, which opens on Pearse Street in Dublin 2 on Tuesday. Photographs:  Tom Honan

A former Spar shop on Pearse Street in Dublin 2 opens today (Tuesday) as Gertrude, a 65-seater cafe restaurant with a global influenced all-day menu f(...)

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

Coffee shops and cafes represented the fastest-growing sector in food service last year. Photograph: Getty Images
Coffee bean bonanza

“I don’t take on Starbucks. They’re really nice people and really good at what they do but I don’t try to compete with them,” says Colin Harmon, award(...)

The idea of a cult of busyness and boasting about how busy we are isn’t new. Photograph: Paul Bradbury/Caiaimage/Getty

I’ve sunk into the corner of my sofa. It’s twilight, but to find the energy to reach over and switch on the lamp feels utterly impossible. I feel like(...)

‘You can now predict what a new cafe will look like before it opens.’

In 2013, Caitlin Moran wrote a column about Starbucks becoming “a slightly shabby council facility”, whose ascent coincided with 50 per cent of Britai(...)

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