Should we worry about artificial intelligence?

While tech giants are spearheading the latest innovations in Artifical Intelligence, some experts are warning that while we don’t need to fear robots, we should fear entities capable of beating us at out our game, writes Rita de Brún.

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Women... think before you drink

Alcohol is not a woman’s best bubbly friend, it is her biggest frenemy, says Suzanne Harrington.

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This much I know: Liz Nolan, broadcaster

My idea of misery is any job that isn’t the job I’m currently doing.

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Kari Rosvall And Naomi Linehan

Kari Rosvall: "I was a child of Hitler’s Aryan race programme"

Adopted in Sweden when she was three, Kari Rosvall was a Lebensborn baby — the product of systematic breeding between Nazi soldiers and Scandinavian women as part of a plan to create a Master Race. 

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Eoin Gubbins looks at the positive side of robotics

 

From vacuum cleaners to driverless cars and for supporting those with disabilities, Eoin Gubbins looks at the positive side of AI robots.

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The Big Read: What’s eating Tony Blair?

Alex Perry meets the would-be world leader Tony BlairThis story is enriched with multi-media content

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Winning fashion tips for the Punchestown Festival

With the Punchestown Festival taking place next week and a €20,000 five-star trip to South Africa up for grabs in its Best Dressed Lady Competition, Paula Burns has advice from winners, judges and milliners

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Good manners are an uncommon courtesy

While the notion of being a lady or a gentleman can seem more Downton Abbey than 2015 Ireland, Caroline Allen says that good manners are the true mark of character and are sadly rare

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Dublin native Luke Walters emigrated to New York in the 1980s and spent 20 yearsworking for the police department.

Irish man''s twenty years on New York’s mean streets

In the ‘30s, up to 40% of the New York Police Department (NYPD) was Irish or of Irish descent. Now that figure has fallen to under 100 Irish immigrants. One of them, Finglas man Luke Waters tells Cormac O’Keeffe what it’s like on one of the toughest beats in the world

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Don’t forget to lock up: The first lines of defence in home security

Kya de Longchamps looks at that first line of defence in home security — properly detailed windows and doors

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Tomi Reichental outsideBergen-Belsen in a scenefrom 'Close to Evil'

Concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental is turning his childhood horror into a positive

Concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental has turned his childhood horror into something positive, speaking out against racism and tracking down Nazis, writes Ailín Quinlan

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Irish teenage boys are trending like Beckham thanks to social media

Irish tweenie and teenage boys are going where Irish men once rarely ventured — they are playing with fashion and mastering trends they spot on social media, says Paula Burns

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Ruthann Sheahan has two loves in her life (apart from her husband), ultra-marathon running and shoes, of which she has an amazing 120 pair in her Galway home.

The secret to running a marathon is the right shoes says Ruthann Sheahan

Ruthann Sheahan tells Clodagh Finn the secret behind her running secret of running through the day – and night.

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This Much I Know: Phil Cawley

I’ve always been a bit of a showman deep down. My idea of misery is a world without music.

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VIDEO: Vets that do acupuncture on your pets

More people are turning to acupuncture as an alternative treatment for their beloved pets, says Geoff Power 

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Why Feminism is Fashionable Now

Fashion is no longer the opposite of feminism, writes Mary Rose Roche and it is finally giving us the clothes that reflect our lives.

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Getting in a right pickle with pickles

Donal Hayes is taking the frugal approach to food and is teaching himself preserving — not from foraged or home-grown food — but from the gluts of 39c produce in the local discount supermarket.

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Dark tales from the writer of a novel based in Cork city

Lisa McInerney is the hottest new writer around and has based her debut crime novel in Cork City. Tanya Sweeney spoke to her about the new book, college in Cork, and her life in Galway.    

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The Long Read: Out of this world - the Hubble telescope has shown us the edge of the universe

It is 25 years since the launch of the Hubble telescope. Its photographs have shown us the beauty and edge of the universe, say John Hearne.

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Hidden gems: The best things to do in DUBLIN

How would you spend a day in Dublin? We asked our readers to share their favourite hidden gems in Dublin, and we’ve included the best in this list.

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