Tomi Reichental outsideBergen-Belsen in a scenefrom 'Close to Evil'

Concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental is turning his childhood horror into a positive

Concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental has turned his childhood horror into something positive, speaking out against racism and tracking down Nazis, writes Ailín Quinlan

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Ruthann Sheahan has two loves in her life (apart from her husband), ultra-marathon running and shoes, of which she has an amazing 120 pair in her Galway home.

The secret to running a marathon is the right shoes says Ruthann Sheahan

Ruthann Sheahan tells Clodagh Finn the secret behind her running secret of running through the day – and night.

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This Much I Know: Phil Cawley

I’ve always been a bit of a showman deep down. My idea of misery is a world without music.

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VIDEO: Vets that do acupuncture on your pets

More people are turning to acupuncture as an alternative treatment for their beloved pets, says Geoff Power 

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Why Feminism is Fashionable Now

Fashion is no longer the opposite of feminism, writes Mary Rose Roche and it is finally giving us the clothes that reflect our lives.

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Getting in a right pickle with pickles

Donal Hayes is taking the frugal approach to food and is teaching himself preserving — not from foraged or home-grown food — but from the gluts of 39c produce in the local discount supermarket.

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Dark tales from the writer of a novel based in Cork city

Lisa McInerney is the hottest new writer around and has based her debut crime novel in Cork City. Tanya Sweeney spoke to her about the new book, college in Cork, and her life in Galway.    

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The Long Read: Out of this world - the Hubble telescope has shown us the edge of the universe

It is 25 years since the launch of the Hubble telescope. Its photographs have shown us the beauty and edge of the universe, say John Hearne.

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Hidden gems: The best things to do in DUBLIN

How would you spend a day in Dublin? We asked our readers to share their favourite hidden gems in Dublin, and we’ve included the best in this list.

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'The Dress', which sparked a debate on colour blindness

Colour blindness can affect people more than you think

If someone quips ’oh I’m colour blind’ when they can’t see a particular colour, it’s often dismissed as a funny quirk. Bur Marjorie Brennan discovers colour blindness can affect everything from playing sports to reading maps to career choice.

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Bin there, done that ... recycling gives new life to 'waste' 

Helen O’Callaghan says one company’s waste material can be a second life with another, and the Smile exchange is a contact point between the two.

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Riches to Rags: The story of being wrecked by repossession

Our former Riches to Rags columnist was served with a repossession order in recent days, despite establishing a new business, dealing with arrears and paying the mortgage in full again.

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When the bailiffs come knocking: The families facing down homelessness

The banks and courts are showing scant mercy when it comes to families struggling to stay in their homes. Norma Costelloe talks to families who think this year could be the year that the bailiffs finally come knocking.

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Meet Jack Andraka, the 18-year-old whose invention will save lives

He’s only 18, but Jack Andraka has been feted for producing an early-detection test for hard-to diagnose and often fatal cancers. However, he has also struggled with being gay and being bullied in high school, says Caroline O’Doherty.

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John Shanahan, who went blind at 38, on a tandem cycle with his friend, Gary Neff.

If you go blind, you don’t have to lose sight of how to live well

Going blind suddenly is not as uncommon as we think. But how do people cope, asks Rita de Brún.

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A reformed gambler explains why a flutter can lead to an addiction worse than alcoholism

Saturday’s Grand National saw people placing bets that won’t bet again this year. For others, that first win can spark an addiction more hidden than alcoholism, one reformed gambler tells Jonathan de Burca Butler

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RECIPE: The best restaurants to get seafood chowder in Cork harbour

For years, Noel Barry and his four buddies have sailed Cork harbour, sampling the seafood chowder available at its bars and restaurants. Here, they give some advice to sailors with a hearty appetite

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Showbiz Round-up: Kim Kardashian keeps it all in the family on tour

Kim Kardashian has identified the two family members she has been seen with during her ancestral tour of Armenia as cousins Kourtni and Krista Kardashian and revealed there is another cousin named Krista.

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Challenging the stigma for people who hear voices in their heads

Traditionally associated with serious mental illness, perceptions are changing for people who hear voices, writes James Fogarty.    

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