Hopefully she had an idea...

Unknown in 1991, Dolores O’Riordan was soon fronting one of the biggest band in the world, writes Joyce Fegan

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Laughter is the best medicine for Children in Hospital Ireland group

The Children in Hospital Ireland group literally makes hospitals a happier place for any child who has to be there — no matter how long their stay, writes Caroline Delaney.

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The lady behind the lens of many celebrity weddings

Celebrity photographer Jenny McCarthy talks with Rita de Brún about life, her love for Martin King, and some of the celebrity weddings she has photographed.

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Highlights from the Golden Globes' red-carpet blackout

At the Golden Globes, the all-black red carpet took the spotlight off style as actresses dressed not to stand out but to stand together in solidarity against harassment, abuse and inequality, writes Carolyn Moore.

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Tried and tested: Primers, facial tints and hair sprays

Primers, facial tints and hair sprays are put to the test by Rachel Marie Walsh.

 

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The red carpet revolution among Hollywood’s leading men

The days of the standard tux are gone – expect the men to be wearing velvet and colour at tomorrow’s Golden Globes. Blame it on the ‘Ryan Gosling effect’, writes Carolyn Moore.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Joe McNamee brings you the latest news from the Irish food world. 

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Fit foodie - Derval O'Rourke: Pre and post workout nutrition

This week I’m chatting about pre and post workout nutrition. It’s a question I get asked a lot! For my recipes, it’s my blueberry protein pancakes and red lentil dahl, both perfect for fuelling your busy life.

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Michelle Darmody: The swinging pendulum of January

In January I swing like a pendulum between my perceived new, healthier self and the more usual me. The me who wants to sit on the couch, eat comfort food, with a pile of books and films at my side, and wait for the evenings to brighten up before facing the world.

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Silent loss: The unspoken pain of miscarriage

An estimated 14,000 women endure a miscarriage in Ireland every year and many feel it’s taboo to talk about their loss, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.

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Working life: Phil Ni Sheaghdha, general secretary, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation

Phil Ni Sheaghdha, general secretary, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: 'Boyfriend can’t stop thinking about my past sex life'

I once made an offhand comment about something I tried in bed with my ex and regretted it immediately. But now my partner thinks he’s not as exciting as my ex in bed and is paranoid. He thinks our sex life is unadventurous, which it isn’t.

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Wish list: Coos over candles and swoons over storage

Esther N McCarthy coos over candles and swoons over storage this week.

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Take a peek at the world-class Art Deco architecture in Midtown Manhattan

Kya deLongchamps looks at world-class Art Deco architecture in Midtown Manhattan.

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Life Admin: The paper chase

Now that we’re in the getting-organised phase of the new year, there’s no better time to get the paperwork sorted. Kya deLongchamps offers some quick hack.

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Discover the magic of Madrid

Madrid has proven so popular with Irish tourists that flights will be increased from Cork Airport this summer. Michelle Darmody visits the city.

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Pack your bags, 2018 has something for everyone

Need inspiration for your holidays in 2018? Ciara McDonnell has the best deals for families, couples, cruise seekers, adventurers, walkers, solo travellers - and everything in between.

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Tennessee to Mississippi - Where civil rights history meets rock ‘n’ soul

Fifty years after Martin Luther King was assassinated, new museums and memorials are highlighting the civil rights movement, writes Isabel Conway, as she travels from Tennessee to Mississippi.

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Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

Through accident and design, Spielberg couldn’t have timed The Post better, writes Shilpa Ginatra

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What to expect from Call The Midwife

Georgia Humphreys talks to some of those involved in the major plotlines of season seven

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Harmonious relationship for husband and wife duo

Larry Campbell has played with everyone from Bob Dylan to BB King. In advance of his Cork gig with his wife Teresa Williams, they tell Ed Power about their contrasting backgrounds.

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Ocean reveals we’re not the only species to use tools

One of my sons received an underwater camera with video for Christmas. They’re not expensive, but to make use of them you’d best be somewhere with acceptable sea temperatures.

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‘Pill’ could aid deer control

It might sound silly to suggest a form of “the pill’’ for animals, or some other means of contraception to keep ou burgeoning deer population down. Not all that fanciful, however.

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Dippy to display dinosaur designs in Belfast

Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018. Whether he will venture into the North isn’t yet known but, later in the year, Belfast will welcome another distinguished visitor.

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