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Not even  tips from patisserie expert Claire Clark could keep Evelyn Cusack in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen this week. Photograph: TV3

A parfait storm swirled through TV3’s Celebrity MasterChef kitchen this week, sweeping away with it a perpetually flustered and time-challenged Evelyn(...)

Nadia Forde has become the latest contestant to exit Celebrity Masterchef. Photograph: TV3

Some people see food and eat it, others seafood and panic. At least that seemed to be the case as Nadia Forde became the latest contestant to leave TV(...)

Conor Pope: "Chopping cabbage does not seem like a plum job, but he makes it clear it can be done wrong." Photograph: Alan Betson

“You know he’s one of the most terrifying chefs in Britain, right?” I look aghast as Irish Times food writer Marie-Claire Digby finishes briefing me o(...)

Holly Carpenter, who has lost her place on TV3’s Celebrity Masterchef Ireland.

We know by now what to expect from the MasterChef format, and the second series of Celebrity MasterChef Ireland - which kicked off its run on TV3 toni(...)

The International Year of Light has already seen a number of events in Ireland, including the lighting of the Spire in Dublin which was timed to coincide with the St Patrick’s Day festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s the International Year of Light. That’s not some airy-fairy notion about positivity; it’s a chance to focus on the science of light. In 20(...)

Irish pride: Dana celebrates winning the 1970 Eurovision, in Amsterdam. Photograph: Keystone/Getty

This month marks the 60th time that Europeans will gather around their electronic hearths to participate in the annual festival of song, performance, (...)

Anita Notaro: her theme in her novels of life’s variety reflected her own personal journey

The award-winning Irish novelist Anita Notaro, who has died aged 59, wrote stories which often had at their core a theme of sudden emotional and situa(...)

Tania Rosser back after four year retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tania Rosser is a surprise yet invigorating addition to Ireland’s World Cup squad ahead of next month’s tournament in Marcoussis, just outside Paris. (...)

 Kasey Smith performs in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

RTÉ is to scrap the mentoring process it has used to select the last five Eurovision entrants, but Ireland will not be pulling out of the competition.(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

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