Maeve Ryan

Journalist

Maeve Ryan's articles

Kody ‘Big Mo’ Mommaerts: Meet Boxing's Great Composer

Ring announcing is a crazy job, we know. But imagine fight night without it? Only a few have ever risen to the top of the industry, but Kody 'Big Mo' Mommaerts is the youngest to ever do it. We hear his story.

Sushi Kanesaka is ninety minutes of Japanese heaven

Fresh off their Michelin star rating, Chef Kanesaka and his team at 45 Park Lane make more than an entrance into the UK food scene. In a matter of months, they have become a dominant player. Book ahead.

Dan Azeez: "I'm stronger. I'm better. I can dominate you."

Dan Azeez used to crunch numbers as an accountant, now he crunches faces as the undefeated light heavyweight British boxing champion. He goes up against his friend turned foe Joshua Buatsi at Wembley Arena to see who's really the baddest.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen: “We all have things that follow us”

Few actors have endured as fraught a journey as Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Few actors are more in demand than the star of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackdaw

Benares serves up a spiritual experience

The Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair is the seasonal wonder you need to keep you warm through these winter nights. Chef Sameer serves up only the best for mind, body and soul.

Frank Smith: “I’m not a big talker. I’m a listener”

As a teenager, Frank Smith was the Matchroom teaboy. Aged 31, he's the CEO. We sat down with the businessman in Monaco to discuss his rise to the top

Hotel Eden is a Roman paradise

The Dorchester Collection's Hotel Eden is the long lost paradise the scholars have been searching for. It's perfectly placed in the heart of Rome. There's no guilt in this garden.

Chris Billam-Smith: man over matter

Chris Billam-Smith went from a dark locker room fighting in front of fifty to winning the WBO Cruiserweight title at Vitality Stadium in front of fifteen thousand. We spoke with The Gentleman about his rise to the top of the hurt business.

Eddie Hearn: “I am a blagger but I’m a top blagger’’

Every year, Matchroom Boxing descends on Monte Carlo for a fight night like no other. We caught up with Eddie Hearn to talk leadership, failure and staying at the top

Madeleine Mantock: “There’s joy, there’s hope, there’s conflict. There's life”

Madeleine Mantock has gone from competitive disco dancing to playing Agnes Hathaway in the RSC production of Hamnet. She tells all about taking the lead in the hottest show of the year

Best VR Experiences in London

Fancy an escape? Or maybe a just a thrill? How about a zombie apocalypse or a simulated sky dive? We've rounded up the best VR experiences making their way into London's entertainment scene

The Peninsula Istanbul is a monumental hotel

The Peninsula Hotel has newly opened in Istanbul and its Gallada restaurant is helmed by Turkey's only two-starred Michelin chef. The results are nothing short of monumental

Lou Llobell on finding her foundation

Lou Llobell is making waves for her role in sci-fi blockbuster Foundation. The young actress talks us through her globetrotting journey to stardom.

Mar-Bella Collection in Corfu is a triple threat

Taste freshly grown kum kuats and take catamarans through cavernas. This is why Corfu should be first on your travel list

Kol Mezcaleria is your quickest trip to Mexico

With authentic Mexican recipes, and Mezcal at its core. Kol Mezcaleria is your quickest ticket to Mexico in town.

“Watch. Just watch." | Taz Skylar is falling skywards

Taz Skylar used to sell surfboards on the Spanish coast. Then he wrote a play which was nominated for an Olivier Award. Now he has a major role in upcoming Netflix adaptation of One Piece

Knock back Negronis at Bar 45

The Dorchester Collection's contemporary cornerstone, 45 Park Lane, has a secret inside. We're here to reveal all on the bar that's mastered the Negroni

"I love the weird shit!" | Aisling Bea on life, loss and love

From tragedy to comedy and everything in between, Irish comedian, actor and writer Aisling Bea tells us what’s really important.

Isaac Chamberlain on fighting and fatherhood

The most likeable fighter in British boxing is returning to the ring. But how has fatherhood changed Isaac Chamberlain? We head to Brixton to hear the latest chapter of a remarkable story

Lifting the veil: women in Iran

Iranian photographer Farnaz Damnabi is staging her debut solo exhibition in Milan this month. She speaks to Maeve Ryan about using her art to document the fraught existence of women in Iran