We asked Ireland's Ryan Baird for his recommendations on where fans should grab a pre-match meal, and a celebratory pint (hopefully!) Around Ballsbridge, Baird says Mae's restaurant is "incredible" but on the pricer side. "And it's next door to The Bridge, so when you're done your meal you can pop next door for a pint." The best spots for a pintWhen it comes to pints before the game, Beggar's Bush has a "great atmosphere," Baird says. The Old Spot and The Bath are also good spots.
Portugal, without Cristiano Ronaldo, saw Bruno Fernandes shine in a 4-0 win over Nigeria in its final match before the World Cup. Luis Enrique couldn’t count on José Luis Gayà because of a right ankle injury sustained in Wednesday’s training session. Luis Enrique said a decision on whether Gayà will remain with the squad is expected to be made on Friday. “We know we have a very capable team and we showed it.” Portugal opens their quest for a first World Cup title against Ghana on November 24. Switzerland, playing in their fifth straight World Cup, debuts in Group G against Cameroon on November 24, then faces Brazil and Serbia.2 months ago Irish Examiner
US intelligence expects the reduced tempo in fighting in Ukraine to continue in the next several months and sees no evidence of a reduced Ukrainian will to resist, despite attacks on its power grid and other critical winter infrastructure, the Director of National Intelligence said on Saturday. She said Russia was also looking to affect Ukraine's capacity to prosecute conflict and added that Kyiv's economy had been suffering very badly. Maryna Semeniuk cries at her house in Vysoke village, Kherson region, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. "I do think he is becoming more informed of the challenges that the military faces in Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.2 months ago Irish Examiner
A unique exhibition of football stickers — the craze that swept the world during the glory days of Ireland’s involvement in the World Cup — is set to kick off a wave of nostalgia and stir great memories this weekend. The ‘Chasing the Ball’ exhibition features Gianni’s incredible display of football stickers, albums, cards and materials focusing on the Irish and Italian football teams from Italia 1990, USA 1994, and South Korea/Japan 2002. IIC director, Marco Gioacchini, said they hope the exhibition connects the Italian and Irish passion for football. “As the Football World Cup 2022 is approaching, we thought it would be a great opportunity to celebrate Irish-Italian friendship by a common exhibition featuring both countries at the World Cup,” he said. The event is supported by the Embassy of Italy to Ireland, and the Ambassador of Italy, Ruggero Corrias, will attend the launch on Sunday with the Lord Mayor of Cork, Deirdre Forde.2 months ago Irish Examiner
“I hope for him he will recover very well and play in the World Cup,” the Spurs manager said. “I am confident, confident that he can come back quickly and play the World Cup for South Korea.”The surgery seems to have gone well. “But since the surgery just took place, it’s too early at this point to discuss his status for the World Cup. “He has such a significant presence on the national team, and there should be ways he can help the team as a reserve,” the well-known television commentator and columnist Park Moon-sung said. The relatively poor start to the season was not going to change anything for South Korea.2 months ago Irish Examiner
These Korean rice cakes are made from rice that is steamed and pounded and then formed into different shapes. Make sure to buy cylindrical rice cakes which look a little like solid penne pasta, and not the flat ones. Spicy Korean fried rice cakes recipe by:Colm O'Gorman These quantities serve four, either as a snack or as a side dish. Fry the rice cakes for two to three minutes before lowering the heat to low. Cook for another two minutes until the rice cakes are coated all over and the sauce is bubbling gently.1 month ago Irish Examiner
K-Pop is everywhere, you have likely seen Squid Game and the Oscar-winning movie Parasite, and and have tasted Kimchi and K-FC (Korean fried chicken) which are a common sight on even Western restaurant menus these days. I know I’m supposed to prefer thighs (and I often do), but when breast is cooked this well and retains its moisture I think it is even better - this was easily the best Korean fried chicken I’ve tasted. Kimchi Fried RiceButter-Kimchi Fried Rice (€18.50) was warming and almost meaty tasting with the kimchi cutting through complex rice flavours while the soft-fired egg added extra texture. I’m waiting for some Korean restaurant to offer some of those fish-shaped ‘Bungeoppang’ pastries filled with red bean paste. Korean Table is a must-visit - there is heart and warmth in the cooking and in the welcome, no shortcuts are taken, and the food is simply joyous.27 days ago Irish Examiner
Upstairs, children can enjoy a Mad Hatter’s Chinese Tea Party Experience (€20 per child, max 10 children per 40 minute session, including Asia Market goodie bag. But it was the Tullahey Farm whey drinks that most intrigued The Menu. Around the turn of the century, an old comrade of The Menu’s was involved in the Irish dairy industry’s very early development of whey as a nutritional product for human consumption. Tullahay Farm whey drinks are refreshing and tasty. Rosemary has drunk whey since childhood to help with digestion and Tullahay Farm have released the first Irish branded whey in liquid form, again derived entirely from their herd.13 days ago Irish Examiner