Women are now funnier than men

With female comedians taking centre stage, it’s like women have finally crossed a frontier that eluded them for generations, says Ed Power.

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Girl Power: Organising days and nights out for women through Facebook

Girls just don’t need a boy, they also want new friends to have a laugh with, says Paula Burns, as she checks out a Facebook page organising days and nights out for women.

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Technology, money and the search for immortality

They are some of the biggest brains in technology and they have serious money behind them. Their mission now is to end old age and achieve immortality says Rita de Brun.

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: An archival look at the life of one of Ireland's greatest Fenians

As Ireland gets ready to honour the centenary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, we bring you some of the highlights from our archives aboutone of Ireland's most respected Fenian.

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A profile of the wonderful JK Rowling as she turns 50

She made her name writing children’s book yet is considered one of the literary talents of a generation. As her 50th birthday approaches, fellow author, Louise O’Neill profiles the wonderful JK Rowling

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Making Cents: Plan on being smart about your phone charges

MOBILE phones are our cameras, video recorders, sat-navs, social diaries and fitness trackers – for many of us, taking and receiving actual phone calls is the activity we use our phone for least, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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Meet the real Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher had his first art exhibition while knocking 80, encouraged by his art activist grandson, Scottee who taught him to write, writes Suzanne Harrington

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Centre for Talented Youth is DCU’s camp for Ireland’s best and brightest

DCU’s Centre for Talented Youth was set up to inspire gifted children across the country. Our 17 year old "The way I see it" columnist Ellie Menton filled us in on what she gets out of Ireland’s real life "nerdcamp".

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Ahead of Cork Pride, Colm O’Gorman reflects on family and a changed Ireland

As he takes his place as Grand Marshall at Cork Pride, Colm O’Gorman, the calm, considered voice in the months leading up to this year’s vote on marriage equality, talks to John Meagher.

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Meet the real Maura Derrane, tv’s daytime queen

We welcome her into our homes every weekday afternoon courtesy of RTÉ’s Today show. But what’s Maura Derrane really like? Vickie Maye reports.

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This week’s must do, see & buy

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It’s great to support a good business idea and it’s all the better when the person behind it is Irish. 

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VIDEO: A look behind the scenes of Once

It’s ran in the West End, Broadway, and even Korea. As the award-winning Once opens in Dublin, John Meagher takes a look behind the scenes — and chats to Glen Hansard about seeing his real-life relationship on stage.

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The race for the White House is on: Meet the US presidency candidates

Fifteen Republicans and five Democrats are gearing up to battle for one prize – the US presidency, writes Bette Browne

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This much I know: Lottie Ryan, radio presenter

Performing has been in my blood from the get-go. It has manifested in many different ways, from singing, to dancing and acting.

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Agony aunt Ask Audrey is solving all of Cork’s problems

Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years...

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The bigger picture: Selfies are about so much more than vanity

It’s too facile to brush off selfies as little more than wanton narcissism. They’re also about owning your own vanity, being ironic, or just about having plain old fun with a camera, says Tanya Sweeney

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John Creedon take on the Wild Atlantic Way in epic roadtrip

It’s the Irish roadtrip that is proving an enormous success internationally, so John Creedon couldn’t resist getting back into his trusty VW van and setting forth on the Wild Atlantic Way, says Ailin Quinlan

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Foraging for food leads to some tasty treats

If the rain holds off for long enough for you to get out for a walk, take a look in the ditches, as their bounty could make your cooking seriously on trend, says Roz Crowley

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The legendary roles of Robert Carlyle

Nearly 20 years later, a sequel is to be made to the iconic ‘90s Glasgow movie, ‘Trainspotting’. Will Lawrence met up with one of its breakthrough stars, Robert Carlyle who can’t wait to return to his hometown for filming.

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The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is stuffed with ambition

Durrow Scarecrow Festival has to be one of the most fun ways to raise funding for a locality. You could find anything from Jedi knight to Springsteen scarecrows, writes Caomhan Keane

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