- ‘My friend is big into porn, but he can’t talk to girls’
MY PAST two Saturday afternoons have been spent chatting with teenagers about just how vulnerable they are to the dangers of the internet.
- Steely, self-centred, controlling — the Mary Poppins I knew
PAMELA Lyndon Travers, author of Mary Poppins, would not, I think, have been best pleased with Emma Thompson's reincarnation of her in Saving Mr Banks.
- How to have a happy coeliac Christmas
CALLING all coeliacs and relatives of coeliacs out there: Christmas dinner is not something to be panicking about if you're newly diagnosed or having a coeliac around for Christmas dinner for the first time.
- ‘Belfies’ are set to take over in 2014
As 'belfies' become the pic du jour, Deirdre Reynolds asks why are we so obsessed with our bottoms.
- Best of the Week's TV (Dec 7-13)
Highlights include Who's Buying Ireland? and a discussion of pre-nups on Ear To The Ground
- Hampers galore to tempt you this Christmas
Do check out these hampers: Bandon-based Urru (www.urru.ie) and the magical Diva Boutique Bakery (www.divaboutiquebakery.com) has an online pop-up Christmas food shop;
- Lessons in Yoga 12: Using Yoga to de-stress this Christmas
My front garden is quite presentable.
- Christmas dinners to go
Galway: A Spanish Christmas
- The best Irish Christmas markets
Ireland has a rich tradition of markets, but not of Christmas markets. Here's why that's all about to change
- Game of thrones for top consoles
THE titans of gaming are going head to head in a 21st century stand-off.
- Euro body will monitor State’s budget until 2042 to ensure we repay debts
The euro body that helped bail out Ireland will be checking annual budgets for decades to come to ensure enough money is set aside to repay the debt.
- Cork City Council asked to ‘right wrong’ of freeman vote for Mandela
The local authority which voted against making Nelson Mandela a freeman of Cork in 1987 was asked, just hours before his death, to "right that wrong".
- Fears amid the mourning
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela yesterday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would make the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.
- World unites in tribute to ‘one of mankind’s greatest liberators’
Nelson Mandela worked his magic once more yesterday, uniting friends and foes alike in a global outpouring of grief as they mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon.
- Facebook’s Irish arm says it is fully compliant with tax laws here
Facebook Ireland yesterday defended the amount of tax it paid last year stating that it is fully compliant with the Irish tax authorities.
- Allen laments nerves that derailed Treaty
Former Limerick boss John Allen says an unexplained nervousness in the defeat to Clare cost the Treaty hurlers a place in the All-Ireland SHC final.
- Do-or-die time for Munster — just how they like it
HEINEKEN CUP POOL SIX:Munster v PerpignanMunster will go in to their must-win Heineken Cup clash with Pool 1 leaders Perpignan tomorrow intending to meet fire with fire against a powerful French Top 14 side at Thomond Park.
- Use make-up to complement that dress
You don't have to invest bags of time or money to look a million dollars during party season.
- Gift ideas
- White Christmas for Ireland’s south, says NZ forecaster
Long-range weather guru Ken Ring is predicting a frosty Christmas for Ireland this year, with the south of the country most likely to get a festive snowfall.
- Time to appreciate the real heroes who rush to our rescue
IT IS, at best, a troubled relationship. We have in this country a prof-essional group made up of individuals we all hope we never get to meet.
- Rugby stars line out to get treatment for twins
It's just the backing she needed in her race against time for a Christmas miracle.
- 10,000-year-old settlement unearthed in Cork
The earliest known settlers in Co Cork were hunter-gatherers who lived near Fermoy more than 10,100 years ago.
- Farmer thrilled with rare donkey twins
Christmas has come early for animal lover Cormac Williams whose pet donkey, named Tulip, has given birth to twin foals.
- Fota Island's Believe brings Christmas to life
A snow-coveredforest, magic fairydust — and real life husky puppies. Welcome to Santa's grotto, Franc-style.
- Murphy generation game takes another twist
Sometime next year, certainly in league and possibly championship, the veteran secretary of the Sarsfields club will smile across at the first-year secretary of Erin's Own, and give a knowing nod.
- A year after troika passed it on, Cecilia still awaits Kenny reply to cuts letter
The grandmother of a toddler with Down's syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.
- Our scientific genius Tyndall who was accidentally murdered by his wife
A CONFERENCE at London's Royal Society next week will discuss ways to reduce emissions from gases blamed for causing rising temperatures.
- Owner of top Cork pubs launches bid to stop IBRC selling loans to Nama
A consortium that owns some of Cork's best-known pubs has initiated proceedings aimed at preventing Irish Bank Resolution Corporation selling its loans to Nama.