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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, although the risks are higher in women their 50s and 60s, that doesn’t mean that young women, and men, are completely immune to the disease.

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The smallest United Kingdom coin ever minted, as part of its 2014 Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Collection. The coin, weighing just one fortieth-ounce and measuring a 8mm wide, depicts an interpretation of Britannia by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. Photo credit should read: Mikael Buck/Royal Mint/PA Wire

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There should be no impulse by State to suffocate artistic freedom

ARTS Minister Heather Humphreys is reputationally dead-on-arrival. Her demise is less about dastardly deeds than the damning belief she was led by the nose. That impression was confirmed by her near incoherence when questioned by the media and her refusal to answer questions since. There is nothing so debilitating for a minister as a fool’s pardon.

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Bono: We scrapped several albums in the last five years

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the Irish rockers have recorded “several” albums in the last five years but scrapped them because they were not good enough to release.

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Features

Breastfeeding boosts the bond between mum and babyBy Ailin Quinlan

Fashion & Beauty

Find out what gives Cork city its edge on fashionBy Claire O’Sullivan

Food & Drink

Apple Crumble and CrumblesBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Lunches for home and school, with GloHealth

Home & Interiors

Reviews of Irish craft at the London Design FestivalBy Carol O’Callaghan

Travel

Basque countryside like a step back in timeBy Joe McNamee

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Tweet smell of success for Dara Ó BriainBy Richard Fitzpatrick

Outdoors

Walk of the Week: Ups and downs on road to Hag of Beara