CheapEats.ie is a blog about eating well in Ireland while getting value for money. We cover everything from cheap and delicious snacks, to high-end restaurants that are worth every penny.
- restaurant reviews
- current bargains and tips for food shopping
- news on food and the credit crunch
- online resources for foodies
- cookbook reviews
- readers’ recipes and tips
We are interested in sustainable, healthy, low-fat, organic, ethical and fairtrade foods, but will also write about how nice burgers are and where to get good value on Rancheros and other processed treats. Moderation in all things!
CheapEats is a resource for everyone interested in food and value in Ireland, and we invite user submissions and feedback. Send us your recipes, restaurant recommendations, and examples of good and bad value.
CheapEats is maintained and edited by Peter McGuire and Jean O’Brien.
Peter McGuire is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to The Irish Times and the Huffington Post. Cooking makes him relax, eating out makes him happy, and finding bargains and talking nonsense about food makes him more like his father every day. Please help him. He also lectures in Irish Folklore in UCD. Peter currently lives here , there, and everywhere around Dublin.
Jean O’Brien is a web and graphic designer. She loves to cook and eat out, and is very skilled at staying skint even while the economy is booming – hence the idea for CheapEats.ie. Jean lives near Dublin city centre with her little daughter. Her design work is online at www.jeanobrien.com
Rebecca Flynn is a full-time massage therapist and a part-time food lover. She loves to cook but, more importantly, she loves to eat and has dedicated much of her spare time over the years to all things culinary. Rebecca lives in Dublin with her soon-to-be husband, Jim, who had to punch an extra hole in his belt since they started living together.
Julie Melia left a tv job and the city for life in the country with her husband and three children. She enjoys badger baiting, cock fighting and other healthy outdoor pursuits. Like an old person, she looks forward to every meal.
Rercy Flood is a journalist and part-time art conservator. She lives in Dublin with her husband Dave. Food-mad but cost-conscious, habitual home-cooking has developed out of circumstance and the pursuit of new taste horizons. Food, curious food.
Maria Crispy is the descendent of impractical layabouts on one side and pirates on the other, which she thinks must be the reason why she cannot cook and often becomes violently enraged when she tries. Maria works exceedingly long hours at this and that, a bit of legal advice here, a spot of backing singing there and now, the holy grail, blog-posting.
Mitchell O’Brien is a father of three who lives in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. As well as keeping chickens and growing his own vegetables, Mitchell is using his prodigious project-managament skills to devise a series of brilliant €2 Meals for CheapEats.ie.
PR and Advertising
If you are interested in advertising on CheapEats.ie, or sending us products for review, please read our policy and contact us here.
The privacy of our visitors to CheapEats.ie is important to us.
At CheapEats.ie, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit CheapEats.ie, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on CheapEats.ie to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Cork restaurant ads to someone in Cork, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
We ask our readers to leave an email address when commenting: this is to protect CheapEats.ie against spam commenters. These email addresses are kept private, will not be used in any mailouts (unless the user has given their consent to be added to a mailing list) and will not be passed to any third parties.