Claire O’Dwyer from Killiney prepares for the start of the Liffey Swim on Saturday. Photograph: John Ohle

The annual Liffey Swim took place in Dublin on Saturday, with the race going upstream for the first time in its 102-year history. One of the organis(...)

China Sichuan, the  takeaway set up at Whelehans Wines in Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As we gear up for restaurants reopening, the scramble for staff is on. Chefs, kitchen porters, waiters and sommeliers, the pool of skilled workers has(...)

Restrictions on socialising and mass gatherings linked to the coronavirus have resulted in an increase in alcohol sales in off licences. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Restrictions on socialising and mass gatherings linked to the coronavirus have resulted in an increase in alcohol sales in off licences, with one oper(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed attended talks last week. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The grassroots farmers’ group, Beef Plan Movement, which has led pickets outside meat processing plants, has said it will not endorse the outcome of t(...)