They are some of the sharpest sleuths in the Revenue Commissioners’ arsenal. Brian Canty goes to Cork Airport to learn how sniffer dogs go about their job


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A protester bleeds from his face as he tries to stop a group of taxi drivers from trying to remove the barricades which are blocking off main roads, near a line of riot police at an occupied area, in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)



We need milk law legislation to really protects mothers and babies

IT’S International Nestlé Free Week from Monday but that doesn’t matter if you’re going to Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, on Thursday to see Neven Maguire doing a cookery demonstration as part of the First 1,000 Days initiative because it’s sponsored by Danone.



Ottawa gunman a 'petty criminal who recently converted to Islam'

A masked gunman who killed a soldier at Canada’s war memorial and stormed parliament before being shot dead by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms was an Islamic convert, it has emerged.


Team Juncker clears hurdle

Team Juncker roared past the finishing post in the European Parliament, right on schedule, promising to present a €300 billion plan for investment, growth and jobs within six weeks.


Soulful Sam Smith is big Mobo winner

Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards.

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From the Big Smoke to the smell of the turf: Paul D'alton on returning to Ireland

Fashion & Beauty

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

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

Portraits of great paintings: Irish authors take inspiration from the greats


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