Your complete guide to keeping the kids amused during the summer holidays

School’s out. Wondering how to get through the next eight weeks? Ciara McDonnell has your complete guide to keeping the kids amused this summer.

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This mum gave her kids an 1950s-style summer - here's how they got on

Pam Lobley set out to give her kids an 1950s-style old-fashioned summer. She tells Áilín Quinlan how she turned the experiment into a book.

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This much I know: David Flynn

I’ve always been a ‘we’ rather than an ‘I’. It’s because of Stephen, my twin. We shared a wardrobe until we were 30.

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Weekend loves: This week’s must do, see & buy

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See up-and-coming designers at CREATE, the annual event at Brown Thomas that showcases emerging Irish design talent. 

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If you haven't a clue what young people are talking about, read this

Struggling to communicate with your teen? Suzanne Harrington masters the latest adolescent buzzwords with forensic linguist Allan Metcalfe, author of a new book on the history of slang.

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Something for the week ahead

Food Forum

Ireland’s happiest and healthiest twins, The Happy Pear, and one of Ireland’s best-loved chefs, Kevin Dundon, will join 75 food producers from the Cork and Kerry region at this year’s Cork and Kerry Food Forum. 

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Honour in success for Cork and Kerry's South Pole explorers

The gallant endeavours of Cork and Kerry explorers enriched our national heritage, writes Brendan Cardiff

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Meet the strong women taking over the wrestling ring

As Over The Top wrestling gains traction, women are getting in the ring – and the fans love it, writes Caomhan Keane

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Two Suitcases is a film project packed with promise

Two Suitcases is a community film project for teens living with illness. It’s a liberating experience for them, reports Helen O’Callaghan

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Top fashion tips to jump into the ’70s style groove

With music-industry drama ‘Vinyl’ offering stylish muses for the summer, get hip with halternecks, wide-legged jumpsuits and platform wedges, writes Paula Burns

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POLL: Should children be in pubs for Euros?

Should kids be allowed into pubs to watch matches, or is it better to keep them at home? Two mums debate the issue

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'The physical discomfort and mental anguish of carrying a baby were awful'

Maybe I’m not supposed to say it, but the physical discomfort and mental anguish of carrying a baby were awful, writes Heidi Scrimgeour.

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'Love bomb' kids by spending time doing activities that they're interested in

Love bombing, is a concept that parents connect with their children by finding time to do what the child wants to do, reports Gwen Loughman

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Sky Matters - Take the opportunity to look for the summer Milky Way

Although the summer nights are gradually getting longer, they remain short in July and even away from city lights there is a faint glow in the night sky, writes Niall Smith.

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Irish celebrities remember the day they became fathers

With Father’s Day tomorrow, well-known faces look back with Vicki Notaro to their memories of the day they became dads.

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Irish jewellery is having its moment in the sun

In a golden age of Irish design, with our high street shops— from Dunnes to Arnotts to Kilkenny — teaming with Irish talent; the newly-launched Só Collective at Kildare Village celebrating contemporary Irish craft and design; and initiatives like Create at Brown Thomas giving a platform to emerging designers, one facet of this newly- invigorated Irish design scene is shining brighter than any other.

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Rihanna's bright like a diamond

The author and filmmaker Miranda July asks the pop superstar what turns her on, how she handles the pressure of public scrutiny, and why she’s been Googling childbirth. (Then they become best friends) 

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Something for the weekend

Five fun things to do around Ireland this weekend.

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