Butter: There’s terroir in the pastures; technique in the churning; magic in the addition of bacteria cultures and (optional) flavours. Photograph: Getty Images

It sounded like another fad – like the cereal cafe in east London, or the crisp bar in Soho. “This Colorado bistro is the world’s first butter bar,” r(...)

Stephen and Alan Harris died in 2015. File photograph

The wife and partner of two brothers who died in a tragic sewer incident in Co Dublin have secured settlements totalling €175,000 of their High Court (...)

Mosabber Hossain from Newcastle, Dublin,  is expecting his first son. He waits outside the Coombe Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fathers-to-be are not allowed at pregnancy appointments due to Covid-19 restrictions The anxious faces of the men glow in the half-light of thei(...)

Fox with prey: The urban adult is “thin and exhausted” from finding and ferrying food to its cubs. Illustration: Michael Viney

Of the many surreal images in the iconography of lockdown, for me the most telling was the trotting fox on a shuttered, empty Grafton Street. There wa(...)

Paul Flynn travelled to Kent to sign up Stephen Harris as guest chef for this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food

  Paul and Máire Flynn of The Tannery restaurant are difficult people to say no to. Even so, Paul had to make a special pilgrimage to Kent to pe(...)

The scene in Portmarnock, Co Dublin,  where the Harris brothers  were overcome by  fumes

A toxic gas incident that claimed the lives of two brothers almost killed a fireman attempting to rescue them, an inquest heard. Brothers Alan (45) (...)

Sally Mongey officially naming the new  RNLI  D-class lifeboat ‘Isabella Purchase’ in Tramore. Photograph: Mary Browne

Within minutes of its official naming on Saturday afternoon and a ceremonial launch into the waves crashing on to the busy strand, Tramore’s new D-cl(...)