James Ellis

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Dramatic changes over a short time frame can have profound effects on the psyche of a nation. Illustration: Sorcha O’Higgins

In a city defined by its Georgian architecture, Dublin’s most iconic landmark is an unlikely hero of aesthetics. Poised on a finger of land that enclo(...)

Kenneth Branagh:  "I couldn't get arrested," he says of his early acting career. Photograph: Gregg Delman/The New York Times

A quarter of a century ago, Kenneth Branagh formed one half of a partnership that bossed the United Kingdom. Alongside Emma Thompson, his then wife, h(...)

 Takashi Miyazaki in  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

They will be insufferable, those Cork folk. But who’d begrudge them? Today’s trio of new Michelin stars for Cork will do nothing to alleviate the coun(...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki  at his restaurant Ichigo Ichie in Cork city. Photogaph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

There are three new Irish restaurants, all of them in Cork, included in the 2019 edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, which was la(...)

“I look at so many restaurants today operating too close to the wind to continue”: Shane Kenny, owner of Seapoint in Monkstown, Co Dublin, which has closed

In the early hours of Wednesday, July 12th, the chef Gavin McDonagh posted a link on his Facebook page to a video outlining how, in most instances, 90(...)

Robert Collender, James Ellis and Luke Matthews of Mews, Baltimore, Co Cork

“Treat it like it’s yours, and one day it will be.” Luke Matthews, one of the trio who opened Mews restaurant in Baltimore, west Cork last year, says(...)

Mews, in Baltimore, Co Cork is overall winner for Dinner of the Year.

It was only a matter of time before the thriving midrange Dublin restaurant scene ate itself. And so the tipping point came in 2015. The capital’s re(...)

Word of mouth has brought us here. A friend of a friend ate “the best food she’s ever eaten in Ireland” in an old stone building in the armpit of a h(...)

  Jimmy Ellis when he received an honorary degree at Queen’s University in Belfast.  Photograph  : Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

Although he died in England, where he had lived for many years, James Ellis’s family had no doubt about where he wanted his final resting place(...)