JP McMahon in his Michelin-starred Galway restaurant Ainar: “I’m just too tired of all this uncertainty.”  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“I’m devastated. I couldn’t sleep last night. We still owe Revenue from before the first lockdown and with rent due on all three premises, I don’t kno(...)

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(...)

Social distancing: ‘For us 1m is the way we need to go, because we are already losing 40 per cent occupancy in the restaurant,’ says Nicole Jordan of Fire Steakhouse & Bar, in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

“We won’t be opening on June 29th, and it’s a really hard decision, because we have customers ringing up all the time saying they would like to book a(...)

If approved, Beechlawn’s restaurant would sit beside the Greenhouse on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A company backed by restaurateur Shane Mitchell and Jobbio entrepreneur John Quinn is looking to open a new restaurant on Dublin’s Dawson Street as pa(...)

Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/framelight.ie

Sligo-based traditional music group Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark 30 years of the band performing. The (...)

St Andrews Church, the former headquarters of Dublin Tourism, will be home to a new food market with 15 outlets serving up to 400 diners.

A Continental style food hall, with 15 outlets serving up to 400 diners, is to open in Dublin city centre next summer, following a €6 million fit-out (...)

Sean Kelly has developed a unique method for ageing sirloin steaks for 56 days. Photograph by David Ruffles

Almost five years ago, at the international chefs’ conference Madrid Fusión, Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, a 12-seat restaurant in remote northern Sweden(...)

Maria Borell was trainer of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Runhappy.

The horse trainer and Breeders’ Cup winner Maria Borell has been charged with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. The charge followed he(...)