Ready to sticky rock and roll with the holiday treat that spans generations

Wrapped in crunchy cellophane, and containing a grainy black and white photo — of Youghal or Bray, Brighton or Blackpool — this classic teeth-breaking sweet is still selling by the bucket load. In fact, the market is expanding, says Robert Hume, who has discovered some unusual details about this cheap and cheerful holiday gift

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Showbiz news: Miranda Kerr gets engaged to Snapchat founder

MIRANDA KERR has got engaged to Snapchat co-founder EVAN SPIEGEL.

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Girl power: We ask four women what feminism means to them

Last month a new website www.TheHunRealIssues.com was launched to educate a generation of women who feel they aren’t affected by gender inequality.

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This much I know: Ollie Canning, hurling analyst with Sky Sports GAA

I love team environments. I love the competitiveness when you come up against your opponent.

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I knew I would be vilified if I started to talk about other women in crisis pregnancies

It’s time for Ireland to grow up and stop pretending that Irish women don’t have abortions. They do. They always have and they always will. 

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Something for the weekend...

1. Bray Air Display
2. Fairy Tale Festival 
3. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
4. 
Cork LGBT Pride Festival
5. The Meave Binchy and Irish Writers Walk 

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

EXPERIENCE THIS
The treatment rooms in Brown Thomas Cork are quite something.

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'Mom hair' just another way of shaming women to be fixated with appearance

The term ‘Mom Hair’ is just another way of shaming women into fixating on their appearance above all else, according to Ruth O’Connor

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Meet the sanctuaries helping to give animals a second chance at life

Increased animal suffering means the ISPCA received more than 21,000 calls in a year, writes Rita de Brún

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One mother speaks about her life raising two children with Angelman’s Syndrome

Cobh mother Sheila Devlin Mulligan tells Olivia Kelleher about her life raising two children with Angelman’s Syndrome

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Forget driving the Wild Atlantic Way – walk it

A superb new guide of the best walks of the west coast offers up a rich variety of nature that will engage the senses, writes Dan MacCarthy

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Clowns without borders are jest what the doctor ordered

Irish members of Clowns Without Borders help to entertain the traumatised in war-torn areas,
writes Ellie O’Byrne

 

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MAKING CENTS: Budget now for school and don’t learn hard way

IT IS six weeks until schools reopen, but parents are already bracing themselves for the expense, writes Gráinne McGuinness

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Yes we Aga Khan: Ireland's horses and riders are ready for Rio

Robert Splaine chats to Louise Roseingrave

about Ireland’s horses and riders that have every chance of success in Dublin and Rio

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The Spice Girls and Girl Power defined Britpop better than Oasis or Blur

Far from being a manufactured product, Girl Power defined Britpop better than a battling Blur and Oasis, says Caomhan Keane

 

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If sharing a kiss with your child is natural why was Victoria Beckham criticised for doing just that?

Sharing a kiss with your kid should be the most natural thing in the world. Clodagh Finn observes the backlash as some chose to criticise Victoria Beckham for doing just that

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Sky Matters: August brings a 'close encounter' between Jupiter and Venus

There are two main events to keep an eye out for in August — the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 12 and 13, and a “close encounter” between Jupiter and Venus on August 27. 

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Why the bones of Guatemala's civil war dead may bring the justice they deserve

In the face of  death threats, a forensic anthropologist has spent the past  two decades patiently exhuming  the victims of Guatemala’s civil war. Now  his work might bring justice for their murders, writes Maggie Jones

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