Chefs Louise Bannon, Jess Murphy, Mhd Ahyam Orabi, Amer Marai, Ahmad Orabi and Christine Walsh working on the Far Fetched refugee fundraising dinner in Galway last October.

A food festival with a difference taking place next June will see restaurants and food businesses across Ireland open their doors to chefs and bakers (...)

Uni tofu by Takashi Miyazaki of ichigo ichi

Is Cork the new culinary capital of Ireland? The question arises as the city and county see a succession of recent and upcoming high profile new resta(...)

Catherine Cleary sees the move towards more easily prepared plant-based food  continuing in 2018, especially with younger people, and with ‘part-time’ vegans.

1. The year of the vegan “We’re all going vegan on January 1st,” jokes Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, picking up on the widely forec(...)

Takashi Miyazaki is opening a fine dining Japanese restaurant in Cork city.

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki has signed a lease on the former Fenn’s Quay restaurant in Cork and plans to open Ichigo Ichie there next March. The na(...)

Amer Marai  and brothers Mhd Ahyam Orabi and Ahmad Orabi in Loam restaurant, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For four years, chefs Amer Marai (28), Mhd Ahyam Orabi (26) and Ahmad Orabi (25) were unable to cook in a kitchen. The last time was 2013 in the Syr(...)

Cowfish, a rooftop grill with sea views in Bray, Co Wicklow, offers great steak and fish dishes

Busy buzz in Bray Cowfish, a rooftop garden and grill, in Bray, Co Wicklow, is the latest offering from the same stable as Box Burger, Platform, Ocea(...)

 Erica O’Regan and friends from Carlow at last year’s Electric Picnic festival.  Photograph: Alan Betson

ELECTRIC ARENA Friday Rejjie Snow 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live) 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers 6.45-7.30 Rejji(...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

KILMACTHOMAS STUDENTS TAKE THE CAKE Great Irish Bake Off judge Lilly Higgins and home economics teacher Ethna Sheehan faced a tough task in Dungarv(...)

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