Plans to turn Spike Island into an Alcatraz-style attraction would certainly prove a magnet for Irish-Americans, according to US sailors who visited the historic site yesterday.


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The moon glows a red hue during a lunar eclipse as it is framed between the steeples on the Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston, Tuesday's eclipse is the first of four total lunar eclipses that will take place between 2014 to 2015.(AP Photo



Liverpool unites to remember the 96

The world of soccer joined in unison with the people of Liverpool yesterday at a memorial service at Anfield to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool football fans.


We are creating a hell on earth with our betrayal of the planet

BETRAYAL is a universal theme commemorated today, Spy Wednesday. This is the liturgical memorial when, by tradition, Judas took 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus, and entered into a pact he would live to regret, but could never escape — no matter that he would end up “throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple”.


The sorrows that couldn’t be drowned with the TitanicBy Hazel Gaynor

Fashion & Beauty

Forget Easter eggs and indulge in cracking beauty treats insteadBy Lisa Haynes

Food & Drink

Eggsciting treats this EasterBy Roz Crowley

Health & Life

De-clutter physically and mentally to put a spring in your stepBy Abi Jackson

Home & Interiors

Separate the matched look by uncouplingBy Carol O’Callaghan


Protecting a pirate’s treasure at Westport HouseBy Clodagh Finn

Arts, Film & TV

The art of abstract solutionsBy Tina Darb O’Sullivan


Blackbirds battle for territoryBy Dick Warner

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