Planned Starbucks site in Cork is creating a Love/Hate relationship between the chain and city

Plans to locate a Starbucks to a much loved listed building in Cork has provoked outrage in some quarters. Ed Power looks at yet another US behemoth that is loved and loathed.

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Mockumentary on dangers of STIs nothing to sniff at

A mockumentary on STI sniffer dogs is racking up the views on YouTube as it attempts to shock
people into getting tested, writes Ailin Quinlan

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Twiggy shows the fashion world the true beauty of older women

With Twiggy and Charlotte Rampling fronting fashion ads, the beauty world seems to have realised older women rock, says Barbara Scully.

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Job hunting? Here's some expert advice for every kind of jobseeker

All job seekers have different challenges to overcome. Áilín Quinlan gets CV tips for the graduate, the jobhunter who hasn’t changed jobs in a decade and the man or woman out of the workplace for years.

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History corner: The Cork man who ran himself into history

John Lordan was born in Bandon, Cork, in 1876. Historian and media student, Kevin O’Brien, reveals a compelling story of how, after migration to America, he made a name for himself as a long distance runner, winning the 1903 Boston Marathon and competing in the strangest Olympic race ever held at the 1904 St Louis games.This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Things to avoid when filling out your CV

Bored of advice on how to find your dream job? Suzanne Harrington casts an arched eyebrow over some of the world’s most rubbish cvs.

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It’s best just to make it up as you go along

SO, this month my youth theatre, Activ8, decided to perform an improvised show. We were split into groups of three or four, given a game to play, and then left to the mercy of the audience.

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Kelly O'Brien takes a tumble as she tries out the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series qualifier in Belfast earlier this month.

Red Bull’s Crashed Ice event skates into Belfast this February

Kelly O’Brien loves ice hockey and isn’t adverse to hanging out at pop-up ice skating rinks in December so she couldn’t resist trying out Red Bull extreme ice skating.

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Love Your Wife Day helps men open up to romance ...

Japanese men, not unlike their Irish counterparts, can find romance hard, says Jonathan de Burca Butler . So they created Love Your Wife Day to help men express their love for thier other halves

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Heroin users and the effect drugs had on them

A project shows real-life contemporary users in designer clothes talking about the physical, mental and emotional toll that the drug takes on them. Liz Dunphy reports.

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Meet three couples who work together, day and night

Broadcaster Ray D’Arcy’s wife Jenny is also his producer —so what are the challenges they face? Arlene Harris talks to to three couples about working and living together.

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This much I know: Aoife Duffin

I’ve been acting since I left school so in a way it’s all I know. I grew up in Castlegregory, Co Kerry. I’m the youngest of five, with two brothers and two sisters.

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There’s no place like home and away

Kyle Pryor aka Dr Nate Cooper was in Cork recently. Ellie O’Byrne asks him why Irish people are so addicted to ‘Home and Away’.

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Homegrown British Jihadists: What makes them tick?

On the Trail of Britain’s Homegrown Jihadists By Alex Perry

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Just what the patients wanted at the Mercy Hospital, Cork

Carol O’Callaghan visits the new family room at the Mercy University Hospital’s Children’s Leukaemia Unit.

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Leo has made it easier for the young LGBT community

Leo Varadkar’s coming out has been roundly praised and hailed as good for struggling youngsters, but what do young LGBT people think? Kay Cairns
finds out

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Suzanne Harrington says anyone that promises fast results to a long term problem ishaving a laugh.

Self-help is no help — that’s useful knowledge

Few books in the self-help section will ever turn your life around, writes Suzanne Harrington. Real personal development requires far more time and often, professional help

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Feng Shui is about more than furniture and colours

Dervilla Griffin is a Cork-based Feng Shui consultant in demand all over the world. She tells Sharon O’Reilly-Coates how her work can alleviate sickness and even money worries

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The worst homophobia I suffered was from myself

Leo Varadkar’s ‘coming out’ on radio brought back lots of memories for Caomhan Keane who dreams of a time when such a public ‘coming out’ is as dated as a debutantes ball

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How to stay motivated and get fit in January

With sub zero temperatures, January is the hardest time of the year to get off the couch but it’s also peak resolution time. Ellie O’Byrne gets some tips from a fitness coach on how to keep your motivation going

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