Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s €125 “staycation” tax voucher may help to extend the tourist season, but the failure to cut the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is a crippling(...)

 The Irish Times had 24 journalists in the top 100 list. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Virgin Media political correspondent Gavan Reilly has been named Ireland’s most influential journalist on Twitter for 2019, topping a list of 100 user(...)

Gerry Godley, at home with his cookbooks, in Rialto, Dublin. ‘In a world full of fads, blow-ins and opportunists, my fondness for Rick Stein remains undimmed.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gerry Godley is the principal of Leeds College of Music. He was previously a chef and has also been a broadcaster, a saxophonist and concert producer.(...)

Nigel Slater’s asparagus, puff pastry. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/HarperCollins

It’s Friday, so perhaps it is time for a treat, a reward for getting to the end of the week. If you can get your hands on some Irish asparagus for thi(...)

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 (...)

Krispy Kreme: the Blanchardstown doughnut store’s drive-through window. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Dispatches from the outside edge of the M50, otherwise known as KrispyKremeland. On the outskirts of Dublin, deep in the undergrowth of a retail jungl(...)

Welcome to the first Irish Times Food & Drink Club digest, and thanks for joining us. We’ve lots of tasty features to sink your teeth into this m(...)

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

 The Goring: its Royal Suite is where Kate Middleton stayed the night before her wedding to Prince William

“And do let us know if there is anything I can do for you,” says my personal footman, after introducing me to my room for the night. “We want to spoil(...)

Michelin starred: Wild Honey,  Co Clare

East Cork meets west Cork Three top chefs are coming together to celebrate the best of Cork produce for a collaborative dinner event, “East Meets Wes(...)

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