Richard Corrigan: When we take comedy seriously, we need our head examined

Current favourite book  When I feel like laughing, I read Kurt Vonnegut. Right now, I’m reading The Crimean War: A History, by Orlando Figes. I p(...)

Work in progress: Chefs Niall Davidson, Christine Walsh and Hugh Higgins will open Allta on November 19th

Wild wine Allta, a new Dublin wine bar which has been more than a year in the making, will open in the city centre on November 19th. Chef Niall (...)

Chef Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in  Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 20 per cent increase in revenues at Richard Corrigan’s Virginia Park Lodge business in Co Cavan last year contributed to his UK and Irish restaurant(...)

 Richard Corrigan at his Irish estate Virginia Park Lodge  in Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan, the London-based Irish chef and restaurateur, has bought the premises formerly operated as Nuala, an Irish restaurant in Shoreditch,(...)

The winning food products, as selected by Irish chefs, for the Euro-Toques Irish Food Awards, presented in Co Cavan on Monday

Seaweed, edible flowers, pasture-fed meats, dairy produce and stone-ground wholemeal flour produced at Ireland’s last working water-powered mill, are (...)

Johnny Ronan, now often to be found in the Ivy restaurant in Dublin, thinks he is back after his Celtic Tiger misadventures. Photograph: Tom McEnaney/McEnaney Media

It was early summer in 2014, and Johnny Ronan, then still a ward of Nama, was trying to kickstart the deal that he hoped would restore him to commerci(...)

‘Time moves very quickly, it’s a very exciting city,’ says the London resident chef Robin Gill. Photograph: Jamie Lau / John Lewis Partnership

Robin Gill is one of Ireland’s top chefs. He has three restaurants in London, including the acclaimed The Dairy in Clapham and will open his next in N(...)

Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, the venture that threatened his restaurant empire. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan is the kind of guy you want to end up sitting beside at a wedding where you don’t know anyone, or a dinner you didn’t want to attend.(...)

Now in its sixth year, Food Month at The Irish Times starts today and will continue throughout November. There will be additional daily food and drink(...)

Ireland’s institutes of technology offer a wide range of science, technology and engineering courses. Photograph: iStock

IADT When is open day? November 24th (10am-4pm) November 25th (10am-4pm) Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a renowned cent(...)

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