Joe Macken

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A closure notice stuck to the window of  a Jamie’s Italian restaurant in central London. All but three of the British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s 25 UK restaurants are shutting down after the business called in administrators. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Rumours of the demise of the Dublin restaurant scene may have been exaggerated. As the arias over the closure of restaurant Luna reached their emotion(...)

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, access by Irish banks to London’s debt markets could be cut off. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Plans by Ireland’s banks to issue up to €10 billion in unsecured debt could be dealt a blow by a hard Brexit, the Sunday Times reports, citing concern(...)

Jo’Burger, which originated from a single outlet in Rathmines, had previously been in insolvency in 2009 but continued trading after a rescue deal was agreed with an examiner

The Jo’Burger restaurant group controlled by businessman Joe Macken, which operated from at least six Dublin premises, has gone into liquidation. The(...)

Nisea Doddy, chief sommelier at the Shelbourne hotel, welcoming the Irish Times group to a demonstration of sabrage

On a bright sunny morning in mid-November a group of food lovers gathered outside Chapter One, the Michelin starred-restaurant on Parnell Square, for (...)

Bewley’s Barmbrack remains a timeless festive necessity.

This year the Halloween barmbracks made by Bewley’s to their 100-year-old recipe come wrapped in a handsome beeswax wrapper. The wraps, which can be u(...)

Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best meat restaurants – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – through any(...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

Gareth Smith, chef proprietor at Michael’s in Mount Merrion, Dublin, which is closed today due to the weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Worsening weather conditions have forced many restaurants around the country to close, while others that have decided to remain open are offering disc(...)

Joe Macken of Jo’Burger pictured in the Rathmines branch of the restaurant. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Restaurant franchise Jo’Burger will seek to reduce costs after losses increased by 46 per cent last year, according to the latest accounts filed with (...)

A wine pitstop on the way to Joe Macken’s most memorable meal: a family feast in Galicia

Throughout Food Month people will share with us their most treasured food memory. You can share yours at magazine@irishtimes.com Last year (...)

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