‘Some variation of vegetable soup is now a standard mid-week dinner.’ Photograph: iStock

When most Americans think of Irish food, it is only for one day and only about one dish. Paddy’s Day and corned beef is a hallowed tradition that rank(...)

‘Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan; if you can’t make boxty, you’ll never get a man.’ Photograph: iStock

These potato cakes, known in Irish as bacstaí (derived from either bácús, meaning bakery, or arán bocht tí, or bread of the poorhouse – no one seems q(...)

 TG4 weather presenter Cáitlín Nic Aoidh at the launch of touRRoir18, which takes place in  Galway next week. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Innovators and experts in the areas of food, tourism and culture will converge on Galway next week for the second biennial touRRoir global forum, whic(...)