Marriage proposals that make us go gooey

Valentine’s Day and Christmas are two of the most common time for marriage
proposals. But what makes a truly romantic proposal? Deirdre Reynolds was bowled over at
the lengths some will go to

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A question of taste - Cork composer Irene Buckley

Cork-born composer Irene Buckley is the sound designer for the Everyman Theatre’s current production of Juno and the Paycock, running until February 20. The production sets Sean O’Casey’s classic play in Cork.

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Vinyl: Sex and drugs and rock’n’roll in new HBO drama

Juno Temple plays a starring role in the new Scorsese series on the crazy world of the New York music scene in the 1970s, writes Susan Griffin

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How engaged are the Irish abroad in the upcoming general election

How engaged are the Irish abroad with the general election? Robert Mulhern asked emigrants in London of different generations and professional backgrounds what issues are important to them — or do they even care?

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MAKING CENTS: Focus on the rate when shopping for a mortgage

NOW is a good time to be in the market for a mortgage in Ireland, writes Gráinne McGuinness 

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Chinese New Year: In the year of the monkey

Chinese New Year means a veritable Chinese banquet, writes Ciara Mc Donnell

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Share, share alike: How social media has replaced the traditional diary

Social media allow us to reveal to the world thoughts once reserved for diaries, says Vicki Notaro

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Thomas Lynch uses the living and the dead to inspire his poetry

Thomas Lynch’s background as an undertaker has informed his poetry and his outlook on life,
writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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How would we view Marilyn Monroe if she had lived to be 90?

Had Marilyn Monroe lived, she would be 90 this year. As a new exhibition of rare photos opens, Suzanne Harrington looks back at her life and legacy – and imagines the star as a 90 year old.            

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This much I know: KC

I’m the jammiest person I know. I’ve ended up working at what used to be my hobby.

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Something for the week ahead

There’s plenty to look forward to for the week ahead.

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If you wonder why you are still together you could be in a zombie marriage

Is your marriage so devoid of spark that you wonder why you are still together? Does your partner irritate you a lot ? If so, says Georgina O’Halloran, you may be in a zombie marriage

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There is very little help for breastfeeding mothers in ireland

So another study has found Ireland has one of the world’s lowest breastfeeding rates. It didn’t surprise Andrea Mara as hospital midwives are run off their feet and there is little HSE help when you return home.

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Six ways to enjoy the wild freedom of being free and single this Valentine's Day

Single and dreading Valentine’s Day? Don’t. There are plenty of positives about being single. It’s a great time to focus on you and what makes you happy, says Abi Jackson

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Being aware of early symptoms of cancer can help you survive

Arlene Harris is still reeling from her beloved dad’s death. As World Cancer Day approaches, she’s urging everyone to be aware of the symptoms of common cancers as most cancers, if caught early, can be treated.

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Meet Jamie Mooney - just one of the 14,000 young carers in Ireland

One of the joys of childhood is the lack of responsibility, aside from school. Not so for the 4,000 children who are carers. Arlene Harris meets one.

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Why are girls not choosing IT courses at third-level?

With fears that we won’t be able to fill tech vacancies unless more women start studying engineering and IT, Áilín Quinlan went to a girls’ school to ask young girls why they aren’t putting these courses on their CAO forms?

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MAKING CENTS: Book early to get the best deal if you’re hiring a car

When it comes to getting around while on holiday abroad, renting a car is a popular option, writes Gráinne McGuinness

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With the release of Mrs God Trinity, author Mark Evans gives us top tips on self-publishing

Mark Evans’ skill set grew exponentially when he self-published his new novel to reach more readers.

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