Nicki Minaj who rowed with Taylor Swift on social media

Views on black women coloured by media

The Twitter spat between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift is far more than two pop princesses having a go at one another. Minaj is reminding us how appallingly black women are treated by media, says Louise O’Neill.

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Entertainment news: Swift shares picture of godson meeting

TAYLOR SWIFT has been introduced to her new godson by her pal JAIME KING. The ‘Bad Blood’ singer met adorable baby Leo Thames Newman less than two weeks after Jaime announced the birth of her little boy.

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The secret of the sword - The incredible story of Dr Aidan MacCarthy

Niki MacCarthy’s quest to discover why her father returned from war with a Japanese sword uncovered a story so incredible, it’s been made into a film, writes John Meagher.

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This much I know: Broadcaster Marcus Connaughton

I was the school hippy. I grew my hair long and was into debating. I didn’t necessarily follow any of the other dictates of being a hippy.

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This week’s must do, see & buy

This summer, one of the hottest restaurant tickets in the country will be Dillisk. It was last year’s runaway culinary hit.

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VIDEO: Even after 20 years, Clueless is still on trend

The Breakfast Club was the coming of age movie in the 1980s. A decade later, Clueless ticked the box for the 1990s teen. Twenty years after its release, it still has a special place in Paula Burns’ heart - and wardrobe.

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The Big Read: The most humane prison in the world

The civilised Halden prison in Norway prepares inmates for life after jail, writes Jessica Benko

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Agony aunt Ask Audrey is solving all of Cork’s problems

Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years...

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The Mark Hix recipe for food business success

He’s an obscenely talented chef that unusually also has a great head for business. Roz Crowley finds Mark Hix has lots of advice for people dreaming of opening a food business.

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Inside the emotions of Inside Out

The latest Disney/Pixar movie, ‘Inside Out’, is wowing both adults and children for the way it looks inside an 11-year-old’s mind. But what do psychologists think of the show? Richard Fitzpatrick found out.

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Women are now funnier than men

With female comedians taking centre stage, it’s like women have finally crossed a frontier that eluded them for generations, says Ed Power.

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A Girl Crew trip to Belfast

Girl Power: Organising days and nights out for women through Facebook

Girls just don’t need a boy, they also want new friends to have a laugh with, says Paula Burns, as she checks out a Facebook page organising days and nights out for women.

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Technology, money and the search for immortality

They are some of the biggest brains in technology and they have serious money behind them. Their mission now is to end old age and achieve immortality says Rita de Brun.

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: An archival look at the life of one of Ireland's greatest Fenians

As Ireland gets ready to honour the centenary of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, we bring you some of the highlights from our archives aboutone of Ireland's most respected Fenian.

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A profile of the wonderful JK Rowling as she turns 50

She made her name writing children’s book yet is considered one of the literary talents of a generation. As her 50th birthday approaches, fellow author, Louise O’Neill profiles the wonderful JK Rowling

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Making Cents: Plan on being smart about your phone charges

MOBILE phones are our cameras, video recorders, sat-navs, social diaries and fitness trackers – for many of us, taking and receiving actual phone calls is the activity we use our phone for least, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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Meet the real Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher had his first art exhibition while knocking 80, encouraged by his art activist grandson, Scottee who taught him to write, writes Suzanne Harrington

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Centre for Talented Youth is DCU’s camp for Ireland’s best and brightest

DCU’s Centre for Talented Youth was set up to inspire gifted children across the country. Our 17 year old "The way I see it" columnist Ellie Menton filled us in on what she gets out of Ireland’s real life "nerdcamp".

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Ahead of Cork Pride, Colm O’Gorman reflects on family and a changed Ireland

As he takes his place as Grand Marshall at Cork Pride, Colm O’Gorman, the calm, considered voice in the months leading up to this year’s vote on marriage equality, talks to John Meagher.

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Meet the real Maura Derrane, tv’s daytime queen

We welcome her into our homes every weekday afternoon courtesy of RTÉ’s Today show. But what’s Maura Derrane really like? Vickie Maye reports.

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