How to dodge the Rugby World Cup in London

If you’re off to the British capital for the Rugby World Cup and plan hanging around for a few days , then Conor Power has the lowdown on how to fall in love again with London town.

If you’re off to the British capital for the Rugby World Cup and plan hanging around for a few days , then Conor Power has the lowdown on how to fall in love again with London town.

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Making Cents: Now is the perfect time to tackle the household budget

For many of us, September and the start of the new school year is a better time to assess our lives and start making changes than the new year, writes Grainne McGuinness.

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Tristan Kilian, 18, and Luca Kilian, 16 (left) skipped transition year.

Parents can help children find a passion for a career

As school league tables show top performing schools place a big emphasis on career guidance. Ellie O’Byrne has been looking at how parents can help children find their passion

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Michael Henderson and his fiancée, Sarah Wollersheim in Kununurra in the far north of Western Australia

Law-breakers to law-enforcers: The latest stage of Ireland's Oz adventure

Imagine what it’s like to go from being stationed in the Cork burbs to being stationed in the Australian outback. Jonathan de Burca Butler meets up with Irish gardai who are being snapped up in Western Australia because of their high level of training

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Mairead Ronan is her son's role model

Mairead Ronan’s son is sports mad and that’s fine by his health conscious mum says Arlene Harris

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Supports to help students cope with stress

BEREAVEMENT, moving home, divorce, illness and job- loss are often rated as our top life-style stressors – but shouldn’t starting college be in there somewhere too?

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This week’s must do, see & buy

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When Benji Bennett lost his four-year-old to a brain tumour he turned to writing children’s books - the Adam’s Cloud series - to keep his memory alive.

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This much I know: Alan Howley, actor

I was a very mouthy kid, the youngest of five and very precocious.

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Mark Hayes: ’Just jump out and hit the ground at 10mph’

So there I was, Sunday night, somewhere in the Hollywood Hills, about three in the morn, drunk as a skunk, debating whether or not to jump out of this moving car.

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Irish fighter pilot Brendan Finucaneleaves Buckingham Palace with a lady after receiving a bar to his DSO in November 1941.

In service to their country: Moving tales of Irishmen who fought in WWII

The stories of Irishmen who served in WWII are deeply moving says Geoffrey Roberts

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Taking the first steps on Autumn leaves

Even though the last few months hardly felt like a summer, it’s time to start thinking of autumn style. Paula Burns says the way to stay on trend is to go back to the future with 1970s-inspired boots, suedes and fringes.

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When the game is controlling you

Video games have long attracted both devotion and scorn. A new book explores this parallel universe many can’t resist, writes Noel Baker.

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What can you do to reverse the effects of sitting down all day?

As experts warn that sitting is the new smoking, sedentary worker, Michelle Murphy looks at what she can do to reverse the health decline that sitting all day triggers.

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Nailing the school run look

If you thought that the school run is all hastily pulled together ponytails, jeans and runners, think again. Regular mums are getting up half an hour before their kids to make sure they turn heads, writes Paula Burns.

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Windows 10: When an upgrade costs you a laptop

Conor Power couldn’t wait to start using the much vaunted Windows 10. But nearing the end of the upgrade, his screen went dark and his laptop hasn’t worked since.

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POLL: Should college students work part time?

Do you think that college students should work part time or do you think they should focus on their studies? Let us know in our poll.

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Jessica flying the flag for her country at Cork Airport. Picture: Des Barry

A year of 'online bitchiness' comes to an end for Miss Ireland

Miss Ireland tells Marjorie Brennan that she experienced more bitchiness online than at Miss World

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My life as a GAA widow

Michelle Murphy laments her life with a GAA obsessed / addicted boyfriend

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