Author Hazel Gaynor, centre, with Toss Gibbons and Mary Rowland at the Addergoole Titanic Memorial Park, which commemorates the 14 Addergoole villagers who were on Titanic the night it sank in 1912. Picture: Keith Heneghan

The sorrows that couldn’t be drowned with the Titanic

When Hazel Gaynor heard the story of 14 Co Mayo villagers who left Ireland on the Titanic, she ...

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The Playboy empire of Hugh Hefner has undergone major changes in recent years.

Why porn is finally going down the tube

Thanks to free sites, the porn industry is in rapid decline, reports Mark Hayes from LA

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Dorothy Stopford

Dr Dorothy Price: The rebel doctor written out of our history

Dr Dorothy Price helped eradicate TB here, but her role as a medic to a West Cork flying column has been ...

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Betty Purcell - A woman on a mission

When Betty Purcell was just two-and-a-half years old, her mother placed her in an orphanage.

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The Irish hands behind Jackie Kennedy's iconic pink suit

The stunning suit worn by Jackie Kennedy the day her husband was shot dead in Dallas came from the hands ...

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A touch of Downton in the Blue Book-listed Dunbrody House

As Ireland’s Blue Book celebrates its 40th anniversary, Pól Ó Conghaile visits Dunbrody House to find ...

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Man to man: Michael Fassbender looking to get involved with every movie Brad Pitt features in.

Why it’s now cool to have a man crush

Michael Fassbender is a big admirer of Brad Pitt, while Benedict Cumberbatch is infatuated with Matt ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This much I know: Wallis Bird, Singer Songwriter

Deep down music has always been the root of me. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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British singer-songwriter Adele, Actress Christina Hendricks and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson are just three celebrities whose size is proving a challenge to the fashion industry.

Why big is beautiful

As Debenhams brings its size 16 mannequins to Ireland, the UK's chief medical officer has criticised ...

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Don Draper of Mad Men

Television’s larger than fiction leading characters

As Don Draper makes his return this week, John Daly picks TV’s most memorable characters, many of them ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Elizabeth Taylor at the masked ball in Hotel Ca' Rezzonico, Venice 1967, wears her necklace and earrings in platinum with emeralds and diamonds

From Hollywood style to catwalk couture

From Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, to the cult of the Italian designer in the 1980s, London’s ...

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White Strand, Cahirciveen Co Kerry, where the body of 'John' was found on the evening of April 14, 1984. Picture: Denis Scannell

HEART OF DARKNESS - the 'Kerry Babies' saga, 30 years later

A baby’s body was washed up on a beach in Kerry 30 years ago and Ireland was changed for ever, says Diarmaid ...

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Pregnancy and Baby Fair founders Jennifer Shaw and Claire Finnan with Jennifer's daughter Elle. They were delighted to get the backing of the Dragons' Den judges — just six weeks after the company's launch.

Pregnancy & Baby Fair plan was child’s play

The Pregnancy and Baby Fair is the hugely successful brainchild of two women who were confident enough ...

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Dawn Bradfield as Eliza Doolittle in the Gate production of Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion'

Shaw’s Pygmalion was in a different class

100 years ago today Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ shocked class-ridden Victorian Britain, writes Robert ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Life with Joanne: My little sister with a big heart

MANY people over the past few weeks have been asking me about life with my sister Joanne. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The age of consent debate: Where does Ireland stand?

Ireland has one of the highest ages of consent in the EU. And until recently, Vatican City had the lowest, ...

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You'll never beat the Irish - at 'bizarre'

From Dracula to Fr Ted and Boyzone, we have devised some of the most brilliant, but often annoying, things ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Microsoft's Bill Gates launching Windows XP in 2001 — his XP operating system will cease to have support from today and the move will force people to adopt Microsoft's new OS; Windows 8.1Picture: Getty Images

It's D-Day for Microsoft Windows XP today

The support for Windows XP expires today. Jessica Kelly outlines the options for users. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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 Child star Mickey Rooney poses for a promotional photo at age 5. The long-lived actor was forced to change his name in the Hollywood of the 20s, but today's actors mostly hold onto their own names.

From Mickey Rooney to John Wayne, it's all in the name

The death of Mickey Rooney (Joe Yule), made Declan Burke consider the monikers that just had to ...

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