Annual membership to one of whiskey’s most exciting clubs is now open ‘There’s both an art and a science to coopering, and to whiskey making,’ says Kevin O’Gorman, Midleton Distillery’s master distiller

Barrel Club Midleton Distillery offers access to some of the world’s finest Irish whiskey brands, the chance to sample limited editions and attend members-only experiences

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Poland’s challenge to EU law a ‘slap in the face’, Taoiseach says What the Taoiseach said will directly confront the Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Two day EU summit to examine soaring energy prices and varying vaccination rates

Russia’s big cats claw back territory under Kremlin protection Russia’s Land of the Leopard is home to some 110 adult Amur leopards, following a rise in numbers due to conservation efforts backed by Vladimir Putin. Photograph courtesy of Yuri Shibnev/Phoenix

Industry and struggling communities fear wildlife support could stifle Far East development

Ideal Home Show celebrates interest in home interiors and upgrades ‘The suppliers at the exhibition are here because they are ready to do business,’ says Caitriona O’Connor of SDL Exhibitions. ‘We’re just delighted to be back’

The autumn Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show will offer everything home improvers and upgraders could want from October 22nd-25th at RDS

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