The return of the musical: The cultural response to Trump

From fantasy frocks to musicals, Suzanne Harrington looks at the cultural response to President Trump.

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This much I know: Garry Hughes, head chef at the Shelbourne Hotel

The first series of filming The Shelbourne felt like having the police in the building, says Garry Hughes.

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Why cosmetic surgery games aimed at children as young as three need to be cut out

Andrea Mara is the Irish Endangered Bodies representative. She shares her concerns about cosmetic surgery games aimed at children as young as three

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Exposing the secrets of mental health in London

An exhibition of postcards allows Irish women to anonymously post a confession, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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VIDEO: The backstage buzz at Dancing with the Stars

Air thick with hairspray, the glow of fake tan, and oiled abs... Sarah Horgan goes on set at Dancing with the Stars

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Comedian Jarlath Regan turns serious to save his brother

When comedian Jarlath Regan heard his brother in the US needed a kidney to prolong his life, he didn’t hesitate to offer his own, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

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Want great hair? Just stop rubbing chemicals into it

At first Kelly O’Brien thought quitting washing her hair would make it dirty and greasy. It turned out to be the exact opposite. Is it time to join the No ‘poo gang?

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Having a fab time with digital dating in my forties

Suzanne Harrington has embraced the wonderful potential of digital dating for the mature woman.

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Making Cents: Cash is king when it comes to giving a wedding present

Dear Gráinne, I’m going to a wedding soon and am conscious that couples these days prefer cash as a gift. I feel that’s a bit too cold though and am thinking of getting a voucher. I’ve heard some voucher cards have fees and charges attached to them. Also, how much is the going rate for wedding gifts these days? It is the daughter of a close family friend. Can you give me some options? — M Coughlan, Tralee, Co Kerry.

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These are the main findings from the scientific study of kissing

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day fast approaches and Dr Naomi Lavelle is here to tell us all about the science behind kissing.

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Happily ever after: The secret to a happy marriage

Want to know the secret to a happy, life-long relationship? It’s simple – just be kind. Áilín Quinlan meets the Bensons, happily married for 30 years and counting.

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Something for the weekend

1. Funny Side Up
2. Glamour Stakes
3. Soaring Soprano
4. Feeling Blu
5. Trad Stars

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This much I know: Midge Ure, musician

Band Aid came about because I bumped into Paula Yates in a dressing room. That led to me writing ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ with Bob Geldof.

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Apple Campus 2 has the fingerprints of Steve Jobs all over it

Plans for a new HQ for Apple were unveiled in 2011, by Steve Jobs. A fitting tribute to the late
creator, its design and build has been anything but as sleek as its products, writes Julia Love

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Jonathan deBurca Butler, his wife Ciara and their children — Luke (2) and Fionn (5).

The stresses of moving house with kids

Moving home with kids in tow proved stressful and, to be frank, emotional. But not at all in the ways Jonathan deBurca Butler expected. Here he shares some of that journey.

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10 Valentine gift ideas for the romantics out there

St Valentine is on his way, so why not embrace the romantic in you and give your partner something special, writes Esther N McCarthy

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Celebrity romance blossoms on camera but rarely runs the course

Forbidden love is often ignited under the heat of the cameras, but it rarely lasts the course, writes Ed Power

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MAKING CENTS: Know the scams and be wary of tempting online offers

Alarm bells should always ring if you are contacted out of the blue, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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Safe Internet Day is this week, so here's some tips on keeping your kids safe online

With children often knowing more about the digital world than their parents here are some tips on keeping up, writes Caroline Delaney.

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Eight ways to spice things up in the bedroom this Valentine’s Day

Finding it difficult to keep the spark alive with your long-term partner? Here’s 8 ways to fan the flame of passion this Valentine’s Day, writes Carolyn Moore.

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Five fun ways to celebrate your love for Valentine’s Day

You don’t have to spend Valentine’s in a restaurant paying a fortune for food when you could be having real fun with another activity, writes Paula Burns.

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Appliance of science to the universe

Naomi Lavelle takes us to infinity and beyond with these great questions about the universe sent in by Francis.

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Weekend loves: This week’s must do, see & buy

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It’s one of Cork’s finest restaurants and Greenes is still striving for bigger and better. 

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This much I know: David Puttnam, film producer

This week Hilary Fennell sits down with film producer David Puttnam to talk about the experiences that lead him to work with the 2017 I Wish conference, encouraging young women into STEM industries.

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Ordinary things now taste really amazing after a month of being a vegan

Former carnivore Valerie O’Connor  revels in new tastes after ‘Veganuary’.

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Something for the weekend

1. Designing the Future
2. Dancing Queen
3. Animal Attraction
4. Musical Youth
5. Getting Crafty

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Heading in right direction: I Wish encouraging more girls to opt for careers in STEM

Serious efforts are afoot to encourage more girls to opt for a career in science, technology, engineering and maths, says Ailin Quinlan.

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Escape the time trap: 10 top ways to get things done

Author Emma Grey woke up to the preciousness of life when her husband died from a heart attack. Here she tells Áilín Quinlan the secret to achieving big things is to focus on finding the nooks and crannies in your day.

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Imbolc: The rise of Brigit for the 21st century

An ancient Gaelic festival is the perfect antidote to the frenzy and commercialism of other feast days, writes Nuala Woulfe.

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Vintage male: This is how every man over 50 should aim to look

The 50-plus man is having a fashion moment. Carolyn Moore suggests you channel your inner Brad or Bond.

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DEBATE: Should homework be abolished?

Jen Hogan and Arlene Harris debate whether or not schools should scrap homework. Have your say in our poll at the end of the story.

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MAKING CENTS: Sort out all your credit card debt without delay

Grainne McGuinness offers the latest consumer advice.

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It's time to move on from Hygge to Lagom! But what is it?

Hygge was big in 2016, but now it’s time to move on to lagom - the are of being content with enough, says Ruth O’Connor

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People must stop using St Vincent de Paul to get rid of rubbish

While wonderful donations are made to charitable organisations, many people are using the system to get rid of rubbish, discovers Arlene Harris

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A guide to hosting the modern day dinner party

Cooking for friends this weekend? As we settle in to 2017, Ciara McDonnell brings us the do’s and don’ts of the modern day dinner party.

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This much I know: Keith Walsh, radio DJ

Performing didn’t come naturally to me. I was quite a nervous child. Shy but extrovert at the same time. 

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Asylum seeker in the system of Direct Provision secures internship with Darina Allen

Marjorie Brennan meets Ellie Kisyombe from pop up cafe, Our Table, as she embarks on a three-month internship with Darina Allen – and begins a new column in Weekend.

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