The Liverpudlian light entertainment legend has died at the age of 72 at her home in Spain.


Daniel McDonnell is serving a serving a life sentence for the murder of teenager Melanie McCarthy McNamara in a drive-by shooting inTallaght in February 2012. Picture: Collins Courts
Solitary confinement ‘not in breach of murderer’s rights’

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that the detention of convicted murderer Daniel McDonnell in solitary confinement for a year breaches his rights to bodily and psychological integrity.


Gamescom 2015 preview

It seems like the dust is only settling after E3 in June, but it’s time to look forward to the next big games show. Gamescom 2015 takes place this week in Cologne from August 5th until August 9th. So, what can we expect to see?


A Palestinian man inspects a house after it was torched in the suspected attack by Jewish settlers. Pic: AP
Baby dies in West Bank terror attackThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank, killing an 18-month-old toddler and injuring three family members. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, described it as terrorism.


Bank of Ireland defends rates as profits climb

Bank of Ireland yesterday indicated it was sticking to its guns over variable mortgage interest rates as the lender delivered a sparkling set of half-term results that reflected the huge upswing in the economy.


Agony aunt Ask Audrey is solving all of Cork’s problems

Fashion & Beauty

The eyes have it, says elite make-up artist Shehla Shaikh

Food & Drink

Chargrilled Achill Mountain Lamb with Labneh, Pomegranate and Fresh Mint LeavesDarina Allen

Health & Life

Three months after baby and still no sexSuzi Godson

Home & Interiors

Wish List: Affordable character and colour on the home frontFaith Ryan


Weekend break: The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate, CavanRita de Brún

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Ash: Keeping the fire aliveEd Power


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