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Oisín Davis (left) and Vaughan Yates, who are opening Ireland’s first permanent no-alcohol bar, with Anna Walsh, who will be the bar manager.

Heard the one about the Irish pub with no booze? Yes, really. The Virgin Mary bar will open its doors on Capel Street in Dublin 1 next month, serving(...)

Look out for pre-lit Christmas trees to remove the annual light detangling from your to-do list

Turkey bought? Done. List made and checked twice? Check. Champagne on ice? Of course. Yet even the best-laid plans can be derailed by last-minute issu(...)

Cocktails are becoming more and more popular in Ireland.

The days of getting sloshed on chardonnay are long gone. According to those in the know, the Irish are drinking less, but drinking much better. “The (...)

Chef Viv Kelly and his team from the neighbouring Roadside Tavern will be moving into the Burren Storehouse to cook a Burren Slow Food banquet as paret of the food festival next month. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan

BURREN BOUND This year’s Burren Slow Food Festival in Lisdoonvarna (May 12th-14th) has Ireland’s best gins and raw milk cheeses as its theme. In addi(...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

PIMP MY CHOCOLATE BAR Coco Bó is Ireland’s first Made By Me customised chocolate counter, where you can have a bar made to your exact spec(...)

The Cereal Killer Cafe stall, which will be at this year's Electric Picnic

Since its inception, food has played an important role at the Electric Picnic. We can still remember munching on crepes stuffed with Brie, vegetabl(...)

The line-up for the third Ballymaloe Litfest is as impressive as ever, with 17 writers, producers and experts from Ireland and around the globe. Su(...)

Restaurant reviewing is one of the last journalistic gigs where you’re expected to drink on the job. Enough to get the experience, but not so much th(...)

Time for tea Irish company Max Benjamin has created a range of candles inspired by varieties of tea. They come in duck egg blue and gold pretty l(...)

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