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Ruling the roost with full-flavoured classics

Ruling the roost with full-flavoured classics

Fighting back after 40 years of the veil

Fighting back after 40 years of the veil

Four decades on from the Islamic Revolution, Iran is a country still in continuous transformation - and the country’s women are in the vanguard of the change

Importing a taste of the great outdoors

Importing a taste of the great outdoors

Ireland’s first Center Parcs resort is due to open in Longford in August. But what can holidaymakers here expect? Gillian Nelis went to one of its English properties to find out

A homegrown horror to chill the blood

A homegrown horror to chill the blood

Neuroplasticity and you

Neuroplasticity and you

Neuroscientist and former psychiatrist Tara Swart’s book The Source is a practical guide to building resilience, based on her personal experiences of challenge and disappointment. In this exclusive extract, she argues the case for the plastic brain, and explains why the creation of new neural pathways is worth the effort

The science of sleep

The science of sleep

Tom Coleman is a leading health and wellness expert who has consulted on sleep and nutrition for leading companies nationally and internationally. He has also worked with elite teams and athletes on fatigue management. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire asks him the burning questions about getting a good night’s shut-eye

Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

With skincare brands making ever more ‘scientific’ claims about the anti-ageing benefits of their products, where does the truth lie? Susan Mitchell investigates

Along came a spectacular new McLaren Spider

Along came a spectacular new McLaren Spider

Open-topped cars don’t come much faster or more beguiling than the new McLaren 720S, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Hire car hell can hamstring a holiday

Hire car hell can hamstring a holiday

Renting a vehicle abroad is a process fraught with pitfalls and frustrations – even if you know your onions

Mazda3 hits the style heights

Mazda3 hits the style heights

Mazda’s new hatchback is arguably the handsomest five-door around, and it’s as good to drive as it is to look at, writes Liam Shard

Festival puts new music on the radar

Festival puts new music on the radar

The upcoming New Music Dublin festival, which will take in a range of venues over four days, will unite the whole gamut of Ireland’s finest with a spectacular cast of artists from around the globe

A Finn’s feather-light touch beguiles

A Finn’s feather-light touch beguiles

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

AlphaZero vs Stockfish 8, London, 2017

The fashion designer and the Fury

The fashion designer and the Fury

Fashion critic Alexander Fury is championing emerging Irish designer Stacey Wall and her textile-heavy garments inspired by social photography, writes Ruth O’Connor

Choice cuts: Kojaque

Choice cuts: Kojaque

Irish rap sensation Kojaque’s wide-ranging vision, which incorporates performance and visual art as well as hip-hop, has landed him an RTÉ Choice Music Prize nomination