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The story goes that Austrian soldiers didn’t like Venetian wines, so they took to adding soda water to punch up their acidity. So ‘spritz’ derives from the German word spritzer, ‘to spray’

It took Russell Norman a glass or two of wine to ask what the locals were drinking. This was Venice in the mid-00s and, in the city’s back-street bars(...)

Herdwatch founder Fabien Peyaud. The Roscrea-based company has 7,500 users.

New Innovators focuses on new products, services and technologies from Irish start-ups and has been running weekly since 2010. Here we catch up with t(...)

Lip balm soothes the most sensitive part of the face during the freeze and fluctuation of winter and through the aggression of summer sun. Photograph: iStock

Lip balm is a product that I am never without, but I have a slight love-hate relationship with it. It soothes the most sensitive part of the face duri(...)

Fr James Good who was suspended from carrying out his priestly faculties almost 50 years ago for publicly opposing Humanae Vitae. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Irish theologian, Fr James Good, who publically spoke out against a papal encyclical opposing artificial contraception, has died at the age of 94 foll(...)

The Peace Bridge is a cycle and footbridge bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Derry Delight With Channel 4’s hit series Derry Girls shining a light on the city to a whole new audience, the four-star Bishop’s Gate Hotel is offer(...)

Sharon Groarke,  Bernie Kirwan and Catherine Wallace, support nurses at Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Being diagnosed with cancer can be the biggest shock of your life and coping with treatment and recovery is often a lonely journey – even if you are s(...)

Vita Liberata Body Blur in Latte Light (€37.50), L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Elixir (€15.99), Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam Ultra Dark (€17.99) and La Mer After Sun Enhancer (€105)

Tanning can be a streaky, patchy, orange minefield, and I don’t know a single Irish woman who doesn’t have disaster stories to tell. Whether you are a(...)

Awkward sex remains one of the continuing distractions of the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Getty Images

Awkward sex remains one of the continuing distractions of the Cannes Film Festival. Rare is the film in the Official Selection that doesn’t have some (...)

Last week’s column was a love letter to the very unnaturally work-intensive “natural look”, but most of the time there isn’t time for fussing about wi(...)

The Rose Hotel in Tralee: its  Valentine’s package includes breakfast each morning and a specially designed five-course  candlelit dinner in the elegant surrounds of  The Park Restaurant

NEWS One fine stay Our hearts would certainly beat hard for the InterContinental’s V-Day special, an indulgent and saccharine-sweet overnight stay(...)

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