Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth in San Sebastian, Spain, before the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photograph: EPA/Gorka Estrada

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth has been named “best female chef" in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. At a ceremony in Bilbao(...)

Myrtle Allen, chef, hotelier and tireless campaigner on Irish food issues

It was the meeting that almost never happened. On a sunny afternoon on May 16th, photographer Joleen Cronin and I were perched on the edge of squishy (...)

San Sebastian bay in the Basque Country. Photograph: Getty Images
San Sebastian: Basque in the culture
  • Europe
  • September 17, 2016, 03:00

Beautiful and creative but marked by a troubled past, San Sebastian in northern Spain could be – aptly enough for this city in thrall to film – a crea(...)

The arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cancún meets San Diego on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula where two towns, rowdy Cabo San Lucas to the west and quieter San José de(...)