Just five people have been entrusted with the secret recipe for Lily O’Brien’s. Liz O’Brien isn’t one of them — but she manages to get a rare tour of the chocolate factory as they create 200,000 eggs and 24,000 bunnies for the booming Easter market.


Cunningham laments missed chances

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham lamented his sides missed chances as the Tribesmen succumbed to Kilkenny by four points in the first of this afternoon's Allianz NHL Division 1 semi-finals at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.



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Pope Francis washes the foot of a man at the Don Gnocchi Foundation Center in Rome, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)



Neil Cusack walking in Cratloe Woods, Co. Clare. Picture: Kieran Clancy
King of the road

Limerick’s own Neil Cusack saw a lot in America, like hillbillies with shotguns chasing athletes, but for a moment he owned America too. This weekend 40 years ago he won the oldest and most celebrated city marathon in the world, a moment that brought a welcome sense of joy and colour and even the exotic to Ireland 1974


Traveller rights must be recognised

When journalist Brenda Power claimed in a newspaper article that feuding was the main expression of Traveller culture and that Traveller males are lazy, violent, drunken, and misogynistic, she evoked a response that has not been seen since Mary Ellen Synon attacked the Paralympics in 2000.


Political inaction will cost us the Earth

MARY Robinson would never cut it as Flash Gordon. While Flash had only 14 hours to save the universe, Mrs Robinson has given us all of 20 years to save the planet.


’Screaming is a constant’ amid Guantanamo force-feedingBy Shona Murray

Fashion & Beauty

Oils are going with the flow as beauty treatmentsBy Lisa Haynes

Food & Drink

Ramen is the ultimate comfort foodBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Bullying scars ‘remain after 40 years’By John von Radowitz

Home & Interiors

Shine some light into the room with innovative illuminationBy Kya deLongchamps


The killing fields at Flanders are worth a visitBy Clodagh Finn

Arts, Film & TV

Best of the Week’s TV (April 12-18)by Des O’Driscoll (Twitter @desodr1)


Minding our wildflowers By Donal Hickey

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