The new controversialist: Shane Coleman. Photograph: Newstalk

As he settles into his on-air partnership with new co-presenter Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays), Shane Coleman has been recalibrating (...)

First into the Healthy Appetite test kitchen are chefs Kate Lawlor of The Oyster Tavern in Cork, and Gary O’Hanlon, culinary director at BaxterStorey

If you want to make a chef cry, put the salt out of reach, bin the sugar and ban the butter. Let’s hope no tears – apart from crocodile ones – are sh(...)

Biddy White Lennon on TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off

The death has occurred of the actor and food writer Biddy White Lennon who rose to prominence in the RTÉ soap opera The Riordans. She starred in the(...)

Pauline Shanahan, in Dublin. “I’m performing a stand-up show entitled What’s Cooler Than a Hipster? A Spinster, because I think the word ‘spinster’ needs reclaiming.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s a view that true happiness can only come with finding a relationship. Funnily enough, it’s a view put about most often by those in relationshi(...)

Malnutrition is one of the more frequent reasons for admission to hospital in older people’. Photograph: iStockphoto

Hospital food – enough to make you sick was the provocative title of one of the talks in Food Matters, a new series of talks at Bloom this year. The e(...)

Rising time: Roger Casement and John Devoy feature in ‘1916’

The very name of this three-part documentary is like a proclamation. By calling it 1916 (RTÉ One, Wednesday) the film-maker Bríona Nic Dhiarmada appea(...)

MasterChef judge John Torode is coming to Dublin to find Ireland’s best fish dish cooked by an amateur chef

Hook, line and SamsungDo you have a favourite fish dish of your own invention, using Irish ingredients? If you’d like to cook it for MasterChef judge (...)

Raw chocolateAmy Levin, a professional chef and raw chocolatier working in the UK, is coming to Ireland to do two advanced classes. Raw chocolate is c(...)