Karl Whelan

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London last week. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Many a headline in recent days has proclaimed the arrival of soft Brexit. That’s because the semantic game at the heart of Brexit is now focused on th(...)

The Gold Bar, a new addition at Hang Dai Chinese on Camden Street

A new bar, a new menu, and a new head chef – they’re not hanging around at Hang Dai, the upscale Chinese restaurant on Dublin’s Camden Street. The gil(...)

Karl Whelan (front right) and Will Dempsey (back) co-owners of Hang Dai Chinese restaurant on Camden Street, Dublin, with head chef Bibo Yang. Photograph: Terry McDonagh

Karl Whelan and Will Dempsey are 12-year-old first-year students at Terenure College in Dublin in 1991. They share a desk – and an inclination for me(...)

Brooklyn is where to find on-trend food in New York, and Michelin three-star Brooklyn Fare,  serves a tasting menu featuring ‘really precise cooking’, in ‘simple surroundings’, according to chef Graham Neville

Paul Flynn, The Tannery, Dungarvan We came across La Campagnola in Salo (lacampagnola1952.it), by Lake Garda, quite by chance – six children, two wiv(...)

Luna community manager Leo Molloy said they were ‘over the moon’ at the win which they attributed to hard work

Dublin restaurant Luna, which has been open for less than a year, has been recognised as the best eatery in Ireland. The Drury Street business opene(...)

The outbreak of the first World War was, we are told, greeted with confidence and jubilation by the peoples of Europe. Something similar seems to be h(...)

Protests in Greece: Time is not on Greece’s side as it continues to negotiate a compromise agreement with euro zone partners. Photograph: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Ten days after a general election in Greece led to the government of Alexis Tsipras assuming on Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced it woul(...)

The ECB, led by Mario Draghi, has moved quicker than expected against Greece’s new Government – are they sending a message or just ploughing their own furrow? Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

What exactly did the ECB do? The Greek banks need access to cash from the European Central Bank to keep their operations going. To access this cash, (...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister (left), with George Osborne, the UK chancellor of the exchequer, in London on Monday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Pool/Bloomberg

Maximum austerity and minimum reform have been the outcome of the Greek crisis so far. The fiscal and external adjustments have been painful. But the (...)

Dillingers Restaurant Ranelagh.Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Restaurant owner John Farrell has doubled the size of his Dublin fish restaurant Super Miss Sue (SMS) taking his total investment there to €1.1 mil(...)

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