RSVP Magazine

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Brownie Cake Recipe…Yum Yum!

Looking for a tasty treat on cheat day? What about a scrumptious ooey-gooey slice of brownie cake? One of our girls swears on this recipe: Ingredients: -175g Cream Plain Flour –225g Butter or Marg -125g Chocolate -325g Caster Sugar –2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence  – 4 Eggs (beaten) –Pinch of salt -1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder   […]

Will Leahy – Favourite Holiday Destinations

How often do you travel? Abroad, about three times a year. Locally, we would hit Kilkee very often in the summer time as it has always been a family destination. It is fondly known as “Limerick-On-Sea”! What is your favourite destination that you have visited? I loved Vegas, but I would have to say the […]

Tesco Is Selling Prosecco For €5 This Weekend

We needed this news, we REALLY really needed this news! They say that there’s a silver lining to every bad situation you find yourself in, and today has certainly been a weird one, what with Britain leaving us hanging after the EU Referendum and what with this sickening weather we’ve had all day. But fear […]

Tanya Airey: Paradise Island

The name Tanya Airey is synonymous with travel in Ireland. As managing director of Sunway Travel, she is responsible for sending tens of thousands of Irish holidaymakers to the sun and the slopes every year. This year, with a significant birthday to celebrate, Tanya went looking for somewhere special for herself and her husband, Philip. […]

Thursday’s Top Travel Deals: Spain, Greek Islands and Lanzarote from just €350

If you’re still looking to book at break away this summer, then look no further. We’ve hunted down the most unmissable offers – and they could be all yours with the click of a mouse. With top destinations available from just €350 you’ll be blown away by this great holiday package deals!   Holiday: Malaga Stay: Playamaro Details: […]

Could Cheap Flights From Cork To Boston Be On The Cards?

    Suffering from a serious dose of itchy feet? Dying to go abroad but can’t afford travel costs? Well boy have we got some great news for you! Cork passengers will jump for joy as flights to the US will have a serious mark down cost if the Cork to Boston route is given the […]

RECIPE: The Pink Lady Smoothie With Strawberries And Bananas

Looking for a quick and easy recipe for a healthy power smoothie? Why not give the Pink Lady a try? in 3 easy steps you’re set to go! Ingredients: -1 ripe banana sliced (about 1/2 cup) –10 ounces frozen sliced strawberries  –1/2  cup milk –Blender    Instructions: Cut up 1/2  a banana into slices, (the […]