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Dublin and Galway named among friendliest cities in the world

Dublin and Galway have been named among the friendliest cities in the world. According to Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards Dublin and Galway are some of the friendliest places to visit in the world. Dublin came in third place, with Galway coming in sixth place. The survey which included more than 100,000 […]

London Calling: 12 Hours in English Capital!

All eyes are on the U.K. following  the shock result of the recent Brexit referendum. As our closest neighbours, hotspots like Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool have become regular holiday and city break favourites with Irish tourists. This month RSVP’s MIKIE O’ LOUGHLIN embarked on a whistle-stop tour of London, proving that a quick day out […]

4 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong In The Kitchen Your Whole Life

It’s easy to sit down to a nice meal at the table but it’s even easier if someone else has prepared it for you in advance! Either way there’s no excuse for soggy and damp inedible meals… First Error: not pre-heating the pan Pre-heating the pan is a must if you don’t want unbrowned, tasteless […]

5 Ways To Beat Those Post Vacation Blues

1.Fix Your Sleep Schedule It’s important to fix your chaotic sleep schedule once you return home to the land of the living! It’s one thing to adapt to the change in lifestyle routine from sunny lands to your 9-5 day job but it’s quite another to attempt to snap back to daily life when you’re […]

Happy Holidays:Great deals to Menorca, Italy, Malta and Mauritius.

If you haven’t got away yet this summer, it’s STILL not too late! There are unbeatable last-minute bargains to be had, from a fabulous seven day break to Tenerife for the great-value price of €421. We’ve also rounded up great deals to Menorca, Italy, Malta and Mauritius.Happy hols! Holiday: Spain Stay: Tenerife, Spain Details: 7 nights, from […]

See The Real Beauty Of Ireland With A Trip To THE SKELLIGs

There is a lot more to The Skelligs than just Star Wars, sure, the Jedi has put the islands on a world stage but UNESCO recognised their importance by awarding them a world heritage site status back in 1996. Those who have had the privilege of visiting these rocks eight miles off the South West […]

Lisa Cannon Tells Us About Her Dream Holiday Destination

On a recent trip to Thailand my husband Richard and I travelled up to Khao Lak, and checked into the Sarojin, a stunning 5-star hotel just by the beach. I spotted it online and had heard from close friends who had stayed in that region that it was simply magical with incredible gardens and stunning […]

FOOD: GOOD FOR THE SOLE – Pat O’Connell’s Famous Fish

Cork people are passionate about their city and their food and Pat O’Connell is one of them. Born into a hardworking family he learned the business of seafood from his late mother Kitty, a legend in the English Market in Cork. She was a risk taker long before it was fashionable and built up a […]

Happy Holidays: Breaks To Portugal, Italy, Madeira and Mexico from €389

If you haven’t got away yet this summer, it’s not too late, honest! There are fantastic last-minute bargains to be had on sun holidays, from a fabulous break to Portugal for the unbelievable price of €389. We’ve also rounded up great deals to Portugal, Italy, Madeira and Mexico. Happy hols!     Holiday: Portugal Stay:Elegance […]

FULLY LOADED PAELLA

I use frozen edamame beans for this dish, which you can find in your local health-food shop or Asian market. They’ll keep in your freezer for up to four months. They are very high in protein and lecithin, which may lower cholesterol. They’re also lovely with seafood, chicken or beef. High in dietary fibre, essential fats, […]

NAUGHTY GLUTEN-FREE MOROCCAN ORANGE CAKE

This recipe was developed by my friend and gluten-free work colleague, Eleanor Hickson, from Killiskey Bakery in the Garden of Wicklow. High in vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fibre and protein. Ingredients (SERVES: 8) 200g dark brown sugar 4 eggs, separated Zest of 2 oranges Juice of 1 orange 200g ground almonds For the syrup […]

Travel Experts’ Top 2016 Destinations

MALDIVES: If you’re looking for romance or the honeymoon of your dreams this summer, now is the ideal time to book according to Fiona Dobbyn, General Manager at Classic Resorts, with hotels and airlines currently offering great value for money to worldwide destinations. And you won’t find a more idyllic location than the dreamy Maldives. […]

Turning Up The Heat In Dubai

Any country that has a government minister for happiness is worth checking out, add to that average yearly temperatures of around 36C plus ten hours of daily sunshine, and you’ll find it hard to resist Dubai. Unlike travelling with more austere airlines the fun takes off once you check in with Emirates, where the staff […]

#EatEasy with Yvonne Connolly:Welcome to my new RSVP column

Welcome to my new RSVP column – it really is such an honour to be writing this! Over the years, I’ve prepared and enjoyed many recipes I’ve read here and now I’m hoping you’ll do the same with mine. Each month, I’m going to share with you my kitchen secrets, my favourite tips and, of […]

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Friday’s Travel Deals: Sicily, Corfu, South Africa and New York From €359

All this week’s best travel deals are yours for the taking, including a last minute sunshine escape to the Costa Dorada in Spain for the unbelievable price tag of €359! We’ve also hunted down bargains in Sicily, Corfu, South Africa and New York. Better get packing! Holiday: Spain Stay: SB Corona Tortosa, Costa Dorada Details: […]

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Roz Purcell Reveals Her Slimming Secret To Getting That Sexy Bikini Body

Irish actress and model Roz Purcell has recently shared her secret to getting that bikini body. Rozanna reportedly attends cardio dance classes @rebelbarre studios sharing a video with her and pals laughing and dancing on instagram last evening. The video captioned,”Best workout & fun @rebelbarre one step closer to becoming Rihanna,” has us smiling from […]

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Travelling Soon? Here’s Our Top Tips On Packing Smart

Organisation is key to packing like a pro. Here’s our top tips… – Roll your clothes, instead of folding them. Stuff socks, underwear, and accessories inside of shoes. Leave no suitcase space unused. – Bring an extra bag. You can pack it in your suitcase on your outward journey and it can be used as […]

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Fantastic Flight Deals To New York Will Have You Walking On Cloud Nine

  If you love America and you’re dying to go over and spend all your dough shopping the streets of New York then listen to this… WOW airline are offering one way flights from Dublin to New York starting at a super €129 as part of their new route scheme. The new flights come as music […]

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Organisation is key to packing like a pro. Here’s our top tips…

Packing Smart. Travelling as a couple? Split your clothes between two suitcases on the off chance one of them gets lost during the flight.  Kitchen sandwich bags can be used to hold your accessories and vacuum pack bags can be space savers.  Keep a sarong or pashmina in your carry-on. They can be used as […]

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