Paul D'Alton offering food tips to customer, Patricia Mullaney. Picture: Brian Farrell

My only day as a waiter was a difficult balancing act

I almost dropped a tray and I was stuck for half an hour in the toilet, but the customers were unfailingly ...

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Burying your pet with dignity, respect and love

Young students may well have come up with a solution to pet burial. Jonathan deBurca Butler takes a look ...

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Brother James, Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, and Brother Benedict. Pics: Barry Cronin

Monks on a mission: 'call from God' to build €1m monastery

Two Benedictine monks from the US are building a new community in Ireland, writes Louise Roseingrave

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Conor Power gets into the swim of things on a coasteering trip with the Garrettstown Surf School in Co Cork. Pic: Dan Linehan

Coasteering: the cool new adventure activity

COASTEERING is an awkward amalgam of the words “coast” and “orienteering” and it essentially involves ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Three of the students who produced the teen graphic novel, Mobius, for Cork World Book Fest, from left, Anthony Trindle, Ruby Barrett and Cillian Mitchell, with Alan Barrett, illustrator, (left) and Liam Ronayne, city librarian. Pic: Denis Minihane

Teen writers and artists bring stories to life for graphic novel Mobius

Möbius is the culmination of months of hard work, writes Georgina O’Halloran.

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Barbara Scully, pictured here with her husband Paul, believes women in their 50s are at the most imaginative and creative period of their lives.

I am woman in my 50s, hear me roar

Barbara Scully rails against the notion that older females become invisible. What’s more, she has finally ...

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Dog fosterer Angela O'Brien and her husband Oliver with some of their charges at Ballinagree, Co Cork. Pic: Dan Linehan

Fostering a pet can be a rewarding and worthwhile experience

For people who love animals but don’t want the commitment involved in having a full-time pet, fostering ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Marilyn Monroe posed on the beach in an early photo shoot

Newbridge are bidding for perfection

If William Doyle hadn’t bought Grace Kelly’s iconic High Society dress for his Museum of Style Icons, ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Sean Kelly, production manager at Lily O'Brien's chocolate factory in Newbridge, Kildare with journalist Liz O'Brien.

A world of pure imagination at Lily O'Brien's

Just five people have been entrusted with the secret recipe for Lily O’Brien’s. Liz O’Brien isn’t one ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This much I know: Ailish Tynan, Soprano

I was never particularly ambitious. I have been incredibly lucky. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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What makes a classic TV show?

It’s 10 years since Friends wrapped, an event watched by over 52 million viewers, making it the fifth ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Recruitment office on Patrick's St, Cork,  in the early years of World War One

Blackpool suburb’s soldiers of misfortune at WW1

Sixty nine men left Blackpool, in Cork City, to fight in World War 1 and never returned. Local historian ...

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A police officer stands at the finish line of the Boston Marathon prior a commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the bombings near the finish line earlier this week. Pic: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Going back to move on from the horror of the Boston bombings

Bombing victim Erika Brannock is going back to where she was standing for last year’s Boston Marathon, ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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’Screaming is a constant’ amid Guantanamo force-feeding

Officials deny that the force-feeding of hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay breaks any human rights ...

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TO THE DEATH: TG4's two-part documentary on the Battle of Clontarf ('Cluain Tarbh') screens tonight, and tomorrow night, at 7.30pm.Picture: Courtesy TG4

The real life of Brian Boru

As the 1000th anniversary of Brian Boru’s death approaches, Robert Hume attempts to separate ...

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Children around the country are spoiled for choice this weekend, with castles, gardens, stately homes and farms all playing host to the Easter bunny.

Cracking activities to have some fun this Easter

The Easter bunny has never been busier.Pól Ó Conghaile picks some of the best egg hunts around ...

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Irish man Jon O'Brien, director of the organisation.

Catholics making their own choices

Catholics for Choice believes people can make their own judgements about sex and reproduction, says Jonathan ...

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Victoria Beckham's fashion hits and misses

As Victoria Beckham turns 40, Rachel Marie Walsh plots the evolution of Britain’s High Queen of ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Stuart Neilson was an adult when his was diagnosed with Asperger's. Picture: Denis Minihane

Living a life less ordinary with Asperger's

Loud noises and crowds can cause sensory overload and anxiety for lecturer Stuart Neilson, who has Asperger ...

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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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