Aimsir: head chef Jordan Bailey and wife and general manager Majken Bech Bailey in the Co Kildare restaurant, which won two Michelin stars. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has five new Michelin-starred restaurants, and seven new stars, following the launch of the French tyre company’s Michelin Guide Great Britain(...)

Ruairí and Marie-Thérèse de Blacam in the polytunnel where they grow produce for their Inis Meáin Restaurant.

Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites is a unique restaurant and boutique hotel, although they call it neither hotel nor boutique. Situated on the island(...)

Aran Islands: on the road to Synge’s Chair, on Inishmaan. Photograph: Andy Haslam/New York Times

The last time I saw Brídín Concannon she was walking towards me along the narrow road on the westernmost edge of Inishmaan, off the west coast of Irel(...)

U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

Ruairí and Marie-Thérèse de Blacam, who founded Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites 10 years ago

“If you build it, he will come,” Kevin Costner’s character memorably heard a disembodied voice telling him in Field of Dreams, and it seems to be a s(...)

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A new website showcasing Irish creativity was launched on Wednesday by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington DC. www.Ireland. ie is an initiative of th(...)

Marie-Thérèse and Ruairí de Blacam’s multi award-winning chic, yet rugged restaurant and suites on Inis Meáin is reopening for the season on March (...)