There are 8,000 new cases of skin cancer every year. Are you doing enough to protect your skin this summer? Sharon Ni Chonchuir gets the skinny on the burning issue


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Palestinian mourners cry at Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital after an explosion killed at least seven children in a public playground in the beachfront Shati refugee camp on July 28, 2014. Palestinian medical sources blamed the killings on air strikes launched by the Israeli military, which in turn said Hamas had misfired its own rockets at the camp and at the Shifa hospital. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)



The real ewe? Retromingent cows have shorn me of all nature illusions

EVERY week, another report surfaces which establishes that the more time you spend on Facebook or Twitter, the more likely you are to be an unhappy, nail-biting paranoid.


Brussels Briefing

Get a taste of some of the interesting and quirky happenings in Europe from our Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill.



John FitzGerald: 'Maintenance of the welfare system'.
Income inequality reduced 

Income inequality has reduced in Ireland over the past five years mostly on the back of the Government maintaining welfare payments, despite a collapse in revenue, according to the ESRI’s chief economist, John FitzGerald.

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Are the Irish still dying for that killer tan?By Sharon Ni Chonchuir

Fashion & Beauty

Ultimate holiday hitlist: Must-haves that will help you shine in the sunBy Lisa Haynes

Food & Drink

Cork: The Black Pig WinebarBy Jack Power

Health & Life

Caught in a nasty web: The growing problem of online abuseBy Áilín Quinlan

Home & Interiors

Interest builds in gun gallery ahead of Clifden auctionBy Des O’Sullivan


SPECIAL REPORT - Tourism in the Munster counties

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Last Irish show for Pip and DanBy Ed Power


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