The fresh faces of Sinn Féin seem happy to take Gerry Adams at his word when he says their was no cover-up of sexual abuse, writes Special Correspondent Micheal Clifford


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Water charges modest, claims Noonan

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has further fuelled the political storm over water charges after describing them as "modest" amid mounting anger with Irish Water and pay bonuses for its staff.


Fears about the traditional family unit are born of propaganda

I HAVE many friends who are in same-sex relationships. They’re among the warmest and most loving people I know. They also seem to me to be among the most innocent.



KPMG decision ‘cannot be put off forever’

A High Court judge has strongly criticised the continuing failure over months to make a decision whether accountancy firm KPMG should, in its capacity as former auditors to Irish Nationwide Building Society, be sued as a co-defendant in separate actions by State-owned IBRC against Michael Fingleton and other former directors of the society over €6bn losses.

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Fashion & Beauty

The good, the bland and the ugly in fashion this autumnBy Annmarie O’Connor

Food & Drink

Chefs reveal what they keep in their fridgeBy Joe McNamee

Health & Life

Mental health manual, a must-have tool for parents of teenagersBy Rita de Brun

Home & Interiors

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


Walt Disney made dreams come true for south-west tourismBy Donal Hickey

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Shrek the Musical: Keeping a monster show on the road


Walk of the Week: Stepping out in the footsteps of Finbarr at Gougane Barra, Co Cork