Coffee shops are about much more than the product they serve

From the ‘koffwey rooms’ of 16th century Constantinople, to the high street chains of today, coffee shops have always been about so much more than simply drinking coffee, explains Robert Hume

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You can’t beat a good, honest chat over a cup of coffee

Coffee-drinking rode out the recession, and its enduring popularity means new entrants to the market, such as Frank and Honest, have to find a new angle, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler

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With bikini season beckoning please forget about quick fixes ...

Why do we swallow the latest slimming crazes when we all really know that slow and steady is the only way to go, asks Deirdre Reynolds

 

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All the president's children: What have the offspring of US presidents been getting up to?

As Donald Trump’s offspring feel the glare of world attention, Andrea Mara looks at the fortunes of the other progeny of previous White House occupants

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Making Cents: Take emotion out of spending for better finances

“FINANCE is the scary thing about being a grown-up and I just feel so ill-equipped to deal with it,” so says Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope screenwriter Stefanie Preissner and a recent survey suggests she is not alone.

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Speaking up on mental health to challenge the stigma of schizophrenia

Nicola Hynds has been hearing voices since she was a child, but she wants to challenge the stigma of schizophrenia she tells Áilín Quinlan.

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Prince Harry opens up about pain following his mother's death

Rather than being a surprise, that Prince Harry had counselling to help him deal with the death of his mother should be considered normal says Suzanne Harrington

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Sky Matters: A meteor shower will light up the night sky in the first week of May

The sky is full of stories. Constellations record mythical figures and events. Most take their names from the Greeks or Romans, although we know the Greeks based their system on Sumerian traditions from some 3,000 years earlier.

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Runner of the Week: Dan McCann

Each week Denise O’Donoghue profiles one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City Marathon this June.

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Does radio lack female voices?

As female journalists gather this weekend for the Women in Media conference, Marjorie Brennan wonders why there are so few female voices on our radios.

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This much I know: Kit de Waal, author

Growing up, there were no books at home. Only the Bible and The News of the World. We were poor and university was never mentioned as an option. I went to grammar school and enjoyed writing but didn’t enjoy reading. Being a writer was never on my list of things to do.

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Weekend loves...

This week's must do, see and buy.

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Something for the weekend...

Stuck for plans this weekend? Colette Keane's got some ideas for you.

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Heir to the Ryanair empire is flying solo

Ryanair heiress Danielle Ryan tells Shilpa Ganatra about life in LA and her latest business venture: travel guides.

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The changing face of celebrity culture

Once your reputation made your name. Now it is often the other way round says TP O’Mahony.

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Report: Will mechanical harvesting of seaweed lead to ecological disaster?

With licences being secured and sought to mechanically harvest seaweed in Bantry Bay and parts of the west coast residents fear the damage may be irreparable, writes Louise Roseingrave.

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Where does a healthy interest in gaming become a dangerous obsession?

It can be difficult to limit children’s time on their beloved games. But where does a healthy interest become a dangerous obsession, asks Andrea Mara

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There’s a new way to play lottery in Ireland

Lottery players from Ireland are getting 3 EuroMillions tickets for €3.50. Find out how you can do the same.

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Don’t let manners evaporate in puff of vaping smoke

Suzanne Harrington takes up vaping after being off cigarettes for over a decade but has to get to grips with the new etiquette that comes with it

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GAMETECH: Getting nimble with Thimble

There have been better adventure games released since Monkey Island, but none of them had that Gilbert magic, writes Ronan Jennings

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Making Cents: Start planning now to help save cash on your holiday

Once the flights and accommodation are sorted, we tend to leave the rest of the planning until the last minute. And that may be costing us, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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Ronald McDonald House is home away from home for families with hospitalised kids

Ronald McDonald House provides ‘a sense of normal’ for families with children confined to hospital in Dublin, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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New kit helps kids capture memories of their grandparents

A teenage entrepreneur has set up a package to help youngsters capture the memories of their grandparents, writes Caroline Delaney

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‘It’s just you and the road’

Each week we profile one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City Marathon this June

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If the truth be told...the fight against fake news starts in your own mind

The fight against the pervasive influence of fake news begins in our own brains, writes Elizabeth O’Neill

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Things to do with the kids in the final week of Easter holidays

The final school term is in sight and the sun is almost shining. Shake off the harried routine of school runs and use the final week of the Easter hols to schedule some fun activities that memories are made of, says Ciara McDonnell.

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From king of comedy to radio star - behind the scenes on Al Porter's radio show

Two months into his new radio show, and Al Porter is shaking up the airwaves. Esther McCarthy joins him in the studio. 

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Something for the weekend...

1. Fairy Hunt
This weekend, Dublin Zoo will join forces with the Irish Fairy Door Company to host what promises to be a magical three-day family event. 

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This week’s must do, see & buy

BUY THIS
It’s the Canadian cult fitness brand — and it’s finally reached Ireland. Brown Thomas has welcomed lululemon to its Dublin flagship store. 

 

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This much I know: Harley K Dubois, Burning Man Founder

Burning Man is not a festival. There is no festival format, says Harley K Dubois.

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‘It took eight years to get a correct diagnosis for HS’

There is no cure but a combination of medical and surgical treatments, as well as pain management and lifestyle changes can greatly ease this invasive skin disease, says Áilín Quinlan

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Giving up Tinder for Lent: the struggle was real

While traditionally people gave up sweets, drink, or even the fags, for Lent, Roisin Burke abstained from a more modern-day pleasure ... Tinder

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International Siblings Day: Familiarity breeds respect

To mark International Siblings Day, Jonathan deBurca Butler speaks to four Irish celebrities about their relationships.

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Life/Style Likes: The products and getaways to keep an eye on

Esther N McCarthy shares the best products and getaways you need to check out

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Is going to extremes the path to success?

Sarah Robb O’Hagan enjoys global success in business but that wasn’t always so. She talks to Rita de Brún about her new book, which shares some epic, vital failures along the way.

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Blending an eye for fashion with a business sense

The River Island Design Bursary will give an invaluable insight to the trade, as winning student Caoimhe Hill explains to Carolyn Moore.

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Marie coming home to Cork for the marathon madness

Each week we profile one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City Marathon this June.

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