James Whelan

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Irish steaks won a record of 75 medals at the World Steak Challenge, which was held in Dublin for the first time

An Irish steak has  been crowned the “World’s Best Fillet” at international steak competition in Dublin on Wednesday. The winning steak, from gra(...)

Through a range of acquisitions and strategic partnerships with upscale Irish food brands, Dunnes has pursued the higher end of the market

It is deep into the afternoon on a weekday and four young women have met up for a late lunch. They are all aged in their early- to mid-30s, well-dress(...)

Irish consumers spent €44 million on chocolate eggs in the run-up to Easter, with overall grocery sales at retailers hitting a record of €208.2 million in Easter week alone. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish consumers spent €44 million on chocolate eggs in the run-up to Easter, with overall grocery sales at retailers hitting a record of €208.2 millio(...)

Tourists at Fallon & Byrne in Dublin. It is believed Musgrave and Dunnes both have designs on the foodhalls. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Competition is hotting up between Dunnes Stores and Musgrave, which recently have been jockeying for position to acquire Irish “foodie” brands. To hav(...)

Sheridans: its counter at Dunnes' Cornelscourt supermarket was named best cheese shop in the UK and Ireland

I’ve hit Peak Brexit. I can’t stomach watching the nightly political blood-sport that is BBC’s Newsnight anymore. I can’t listen to self-important To(...)

Christmas dinner: don’t encourage your diners to come too early – and do have drinks and distractions ready

I’ve been spoilt when it comes to Christmas dinner, having eaten a picture perfect spread at my parent’s table for as long as I can remember. And I ad(...)

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

“Think of it like a big chicken.” Those words of wisdom, attributed to chef and restaurateur Neven Maguire, have calmed the nerves of many a Christmas(...)

Donnybrook Fair has six epicurean stores in some of Dublin and Wicklow’s most affluent areas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The ending of discussions between Dunnes Stores and Donnybrook Fair about a takeover deal looks like a missed opportunity for Ireland’s largest retail(...)

Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Theatre of Food celebrates its 10th anniversary at Electric Picnic with an expanded programme of events and the addition of two new stages, a Drinks T(...)

Cathal O’Connor and Rory McCormack’s Handsome Burger in Galway is doing a two-for-one deal today

Today is National Burger Day and more than 500 outlets across Ireland, from takeaways to gourmet burger restaurants, are offering two for the price of(...)

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