Greystones golfer Paul Dunne  is congratulated by Shane Lowry on the final  day of the British Masters.  Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Even with the intense heat of Rory McIlroy baring down, 24-year-old Greystones golfer Paul Dunne held his nerve to close out the final day of the Brit(...)

Evan Doyle (right), with apple growers Rod and Julie Calder-Potts and   bar manager Sri Pandalla  in the BrookLodge orchard and apiary which will provide cider and fruit juice, apple syrup and honey for the ZEROKM dinner.

One night in early October, or perhaps at the end of September, a party of more than 100 diners will be served a 12-course tasting menu that will be c(...)

Finbarr Higgins, executive chef at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road,   will be on canapé duty at the 9th annual Irish Restaurant Awards.

Five well-known Irish chefs face one of the most daunting challenges of their careers when they report for duty at the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Roa(...)

Is it possible to create a quality wine from Irish-grown grapes? While the conventional opinion is that Ireland doesn’t have the climate for it, ther(...)

Rod and Julie Calder-Potts of High Bank Orchard, Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Our supermarkets are laden with apples from South Africa, New Zealand and France because we cannot produce good apples in Ireland. This is the genera(...)

Brett and Pamela Stephenson of Wicklow Way  make fruit wines

It takes one hundred days of sunshine to ripen grapes. As we rarely get anything like a that in this country, we cannot produce wine. And yet, Sweden,(...)

Be energised by the sun and help your circadian rhythm on the way.

Need an excuse to get out of the office and into the sun? Well, it turns out there are plenty of health benefits to moderate exposure to the sun. It g(...)

Green Party leader Eamonn Ryan with Cllr Ossian Smyth, both candidates in the general election, in Ringsend today at the launch of the Green’s housing policy. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The latest addition to a crowded political catwalk burst on the scene yesterday during a moody location shoot on a piece of derelict ground close to (...)

Keep bees: your flowers will bloom more profusely, your fruit trees will crop more heavily and each autumn you’ll have delicious honey to share with friends. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly
40 ways to go green

1. Keep Bees The native Irish bee no longer exists in the wild. It is depending on us if it is to survive the onslaught of the varroa destructo(...)