Ballymaloe House Hotel and Cookery School, Co Cork

There’s something very soothing about spending Sunday night in a luxury hotel, snoozing late on Monday morning, knowing that the rest of the populatio(...)

A recent paper in the American Journal of Medicine claims sugar, not salt,  is the more likely primary cause of hypertension. Photograph: iStock

As if we didn’t know already, salt’s prominence in our lives was underlined when the industry research company Freedonia reported that “global salt co(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan made a 147 but was knocked out in the first round of the China Open. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty

Ronnie O’Sullivan chalked up his 14th maximum 147 break — but was still knocked out in the first round of the China Open 6-2 by Elliot Slessor. O’Su(...)

Charred cauliflower with tahini, harissa honey sauce and preseved lemons, from Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour. Photograph: Kris Kirkham

Ghayour’s inspirational feast Sabrina Ghayour’s food is almost impossible to categorise, and it is all the more compelling for that reason. Sure, you(...)

Hereford stripoin from SuperValu took bronze at the World Steak Challenge in London

Barn life The Green Barn restaurant and shop has opened at Burtown House in Athy, Co Kildare, which is home to four generations of the Fennell family(...)

The proportion of strokes would be cut by 12 per cent if smoking was eliminated

The number of strokes would be almost halved if high blood pressure was eliminated and would be cut by 36 per cent if people were physically active, a(...)

Barry Geraghty: “It has been a tough few weeks, with the whole thing hanging over me, and it was a long night on Monday.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Barry Geraghty has admitted to feeling a mixture of delight and relief following his successful appeal against his 30-day ban for his ride on Noble Em(...)

Martin O Donnell: allegedly threw urine and dog faeces around his neighbour’s house. Photograph: Courts Collins

A judge in the Circuit Civil Court has granted a Dublin man a permanent injunction restraining a neighbour who allegedly threw urine and dog faeces a(...)

Martin O Donnell and Pat O Donnell, who claim they were assaulted by gardaí during the 2007 protest.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Mary Carolan A High Court jury has dismissed a claim by a local farmer, Patrick Coyle, that he was  unlawfully assaulted by gardai during a morning p(...)

Patrick (left) and Martin O Donnell (centre) and  Patrick Coyle. They have sued the Garda Commissioner and State for damages over being allegedly assaulted by gardaí during a 2007 protest. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Two gardaí, a father and son, have denied assaulting protesters during a demonstration against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo. Garda Marvin (...)

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