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Toys used to be so simple— parents could play with their kids, but the trend now is for the weird and the far-out, says Ed Power.

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Philippine Navy Petty Officer 2 Ellen Paculba, one of 157 Philippine troops who are to be deployed in Haiti as U.N. Peacekeepers, cries during sendoff ceremony Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Villamor Air Base at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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TODAY'S COLUMNIST

Joyless Peig Sayers’ work won’t be part of my book collection

TIM ‘Boomer’ Carroll is a friend of mine. A Boston-Irish firefighter, he is. Don’t ask me what the ‘Boomer’ stands for. Something sporting, probably. Boomer loves Ireland. Starting with its literature.

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Cool heads win over Scottish independent brave hearts

A ROLLER-COASTER campaign saw Scotland flirt with freedom but finally decide to switch back to safety mode and snuggle up to the south after all.

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WORLD - BREAKING NEWS

White House intruder had 800 ammunition rounds

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a US prosecutor said today. A machete and two hatchets also were found.

TODAY'S BUSINESS

Call to ‘streamline’ planning process

There is enough land zoned and potentially available in Dublin to provide housing for 269,000 people, although the planning permission system is acting as a constraint on the number of units being released on the market.

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Cheryl to set up record label

Cheryl Fernandez Versini is setting up her own music label.

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Fashion & Beauty

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Food & Drink

Crab Apple or Bramley Apple JellyBy Darina Allen

Diet & Fitness

Ready, steady cook with Neven MaguireBy Clodagh Finn

Home & Interiors

International artist/designer Joseph Walsh is ahead of the curveBy Carol O’Callaghan

Travel

Cannes: Perfect holiday straight from a film – almostBy Noel Baker

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Leonard Cohen: Around the world in 80 yearsBy Ed Power

Outdoors

Tucking summer beds in for winterBy Kitty Scully