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Patrick Lee with his fiancée Gillian and their son Finnegan

We’re fine here. The Landes area in southwestern France isn’t too badly affected by Covid-19. We had our last service last Thursday night, froze what (...)

Vanessa Murphy and Anna Cabrera at their restaurant Las Tapas de Lola on Camden Street,  Dublin. “There are not very many restaurants in the city with enough outdoor seats to make it viable to open,” says Murphy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“I find it hard to believe that they will close us this evening, but we saw it happen in Kildare.” Denise McBrien, general manager of The Old Spot in (...)

Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s €125 “staycation” tax voucher may help to extend the tourist season, but the failure to cut the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is a crippling(...)

Elaine Murphy of the  Winding Stair restaurant group: “very disappointed  VAT rate has not been  significantly cut”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

There has been a mixed reaction from the restaurant sector to measures announced on Thursday as part of the €7 billion “July Jobs” stimulus plan. Whil(...)

Drop has developed an operating system for the kitchen

Irish smart-kitchen company Drop has raised $13.3 million (€11.85 million) with backers including Steve Horowitz, one of the original software enginee(...)

For many people, pizza is the ultimate comfort food. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Pizza is my favourite comfort food. I think there is nothing better than a fresh pizza and a cold beer. Chef Ross Lewis, owner of Chapter One, has tau(...)

Liath in Dublin’s Blackrock Market did not sell out its tables in a single day, for the first time in more than four years. At time of publishing it still had some tables of six for April. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We have lost €10,000 worth of bookings in the past week alone.” John Healy, general manager of Suesey Street in Dublin 2, believes that the restauran(...)

‘Successive waves of migrants changed the Irish food landscape every so often, from the first farmers to the Celts, Vikings and Normans,’ says JP McMahon.  Photograph: Fusionshooters

Before writing my new book, I had one misgiving: did the world need another book about Irish food? Surely there were enough already. But each generati(...)

On February 14th, restaurant staff place bets on who will storm out first from a St Valentine’s date

It’s Elaine Murphy’s go-to St Valentine’s joke. “So table for three, yeah?” she’ll say when a vaguely desperate (typically male) diner rings looking f(...)

Ross Lewis in  Chapter One: The loss of tables would have had a negative impact on Osteria Lucio’s revenues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michelin star chef Ross Lewis has emerged victorious in his battle with Dublin City Council over an outdoor seating area structure for his Osteria Luc(...)

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