Eoin Bird’s pigs at The Wooded Pig

Quite how common pigs and wild boar once were in the Irish landscape can now only be gauged from placenames such as Kanturk (boar’s headland) and Muck(...)

The Market Bar: tapas platter, dessert and a glass of sangria for €15 on  World Tapas Day

Tapping into tapas Thursday, June 15th, is World Tapas Day, and clams with ham and a glass of sherry for a tenner, or a platter of three tapas, a des(...)

Houseplants can remove up to 90 per cent of toxins and dangerous chemicals within 24 hours

Houseplants can remove up to 90 per cent of toxins and dangerous chemicals within 24 hours according to Nasa research. Baby rubber plants will absorb (...)

James Kavanagh  and William Murray’s Curabinny will be at  the Spirit of Dublin summer craft fair in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin 8.

ALL THE FOOD OF THE FAIR The Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin 8 hosts a Spirit of Dublin summer craft fair on Saturday (Aug 27th) from 10.30am-5p(...)

John Wright is  visiting Croan Cottages for a weekend Walk on the Wild Side (August 27th-28th)

GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE – AND EAT IT Steven Lamb, who works with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage in the UK, is returning to Croan Cott(...)

Sean O’Donoghue, CEO of the Killybegs Fishermens’ Organisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish fishing fleet will not allow itself be “sold out” by the European Commission if Britain withdraws from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), i(...)

This anchovy and black olive creation always prompts strong reactions. It has the marmite effect: it’s a dish you either love or hate. I have grown t(...)

In 1950, New Yorker television critic Philip Hamburger wrote about a new programme called Candid Camera, in which members of the public were gently p(...)

Michael O’Meara believes certain   fish  which are currently  discarded can and should be eaten

Moon jellyfish, rabbit fish, grenadier or “rat tail” and wolf eel don’t look particularly tasty and tend to get tossed overboard when netted at sea. (...)

A seagull at the British Open in Scotland. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

A Kerry-based marine expert has called for “a bit of factual perspective” on the debate over “killer gulls” and has warned that the birds face a real (...)

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