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Our treatment of asylum seekers is the modern-day scandal we ignore

I HAVE a small girl who appears to be allergic to going to bed. Every night we make a deliberate visit to the kitchen for a last-minute snack but still she shouts from her room upstairs about how she is either hungry or thirsty.



Texas seizes polygamist group's ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation has been seized by state agents, nearly six years after the FBI raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex allegations.


Dominant Dublin drives up property investment 170%

Investment in Irish property assets rose 170% in the first quarter of this year above the same period last year — but 94% of activity was in the Dublin market, and as yields compressed investors “acquired assets across the risk spectrum”, according to Davy Research.


Cracking activities to have some fun this EasterBy Pól Ó Conghaile

Fashion & Beauty

Forget Easter eggs and indulge in cracking beauty treats insteadBy Lisa Haynes

Food & Drink

Veritable feast at 3rd Galway Food festivalBy Joe McNamee

Health & Life

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

Home & Interiors

Separate the matched look by uncouplingBy Carol O’Callaghan


Protecting a pirate’s treasure at Westport HouseBy Clodagh Finn

Arts, Film & TV

Cork World Book Fest Highlights 2014By Colette Sheridan


Minding our wildflowers By Donal Hickey

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