A landmark piece of research into Irish drug markets has revealed a trade more deeply entrenched than ever and delivers a sobering message that cannot be ignored, writes Cormac O’Keeffe.


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Horologist Roman Piekarski starts the time consuming task of adjusting the antique clocks at Cuckooland Museum in Tabley, as he prepares for the clocks to go back an hour on Sunday morning. The museum holds the largest collection in the world of Black Forest Cuckoo clocks. Lynne Cameron/PA Wire



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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky sits on the wall enclosing the Serbsky State Scientific Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry after he cut off part of his earlobe during his protest action titled 'Segregation' in Moscow.
Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest

An artist who previously hammered his scrotum to the cobblestones of Red Square has now cut off his ear lobe to protest against his country putting political prisoners in psychiatric wards.

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Fashion & Beauty

Oscar de la Renta: Tributes to the man who styled first ladies, socialites, and stars

Food & Drink

Men like it fast and cheap when buying groceries

Health & Life

More and more Irish women going in search of Kim and J-Lo style curves!By Lynne Kelleher

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Bask in reflected glory with a quality mirrorBy Carol O’Callaghan


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Filmaker Leigh has it down to a fine artby Alan O’Riordan


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