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Headlines in the past week have proven that homeowners need to be savvy and not rely on financial institutions to work in their best interests when it comes to mortgages, says Grainne McGuinness.

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Healthy woman dies at Swiss suicide clinic

The death of a healthy and active retired nurse who ended her life at aSwiss suicide clinic to avoid deteriorating in old age is a “deeply troubling” case that sends a “chilling message” about society’s views of elderly people, a campaign group said.

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Russian banks turn away clients as recession bites

JSC Alfa Bank, the Russian private bank founded by billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is scaling back lending for all but the most affluent clients after a growing share of customers fell behind on payments this year.

Features

Bless the child: The impact of a parent dying from addictionÁilín Quinlan

Fashion & Beauty

Trend of the week: Novelty t-shirtsBy Annmarie O’Connor

Food & Drink

My favourite wine importersBy Leslie Williams

Diet & Fitness

These explosive jumping exercises will improve knee function and fitness

Home & Interiors

Choice is yours at August weekend auctions and art fairs

Travel

By the lakes of Killarney

Arts, Books, Films & TV

VIDEO: Dancing gorillas make Mitchelstown groove at IndiependenceJoe Leogue

Outdoors

Nature’s gems in old quarryDick Warner