Paul Galvin playing a fashion Blinder

Paul Galvin’s collection for Dunnes is inspired by ‘Peaky Blinders’ and carries with it a real sense of authenticity, like the man himself, writes Carolyn Moore.

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Making Cents: Are you claiming back tax that is rightfully yours?

For a lot us, particularly PAYE workers, budget day is one of the few times a year we actually think about the information on our pay slips.

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Appliance of Science: Can animals communicate with each other?

This week’s question is: Can animals talk to each other and if so, what kind of language do they use?

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Online Lives: Seriously Mammy blogger Jenny Sherlock

BLOGGER Jenny Sherlock is a working mother to three children; Ella, 10, Jack, 6, and Penny, who was born in January. On her blog, ‘Seriously Mammy’, she writes about life as a parent.

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Meet the larger than life chef behind the menus at Cork's newest Mexican restaurant

Chef to the stars Todd Hall is bringing a taste of Mexico Leeside, writes John Daly

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Seeing the bright side after going blind at 25

Áine Mae O’Mahony became blind at the age of 25, but she discovered the strength to deal with this blow, saying we can find positivity in even the darkest times, writes Ciara O’Donnell

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The dawn of the screenager: Teens spending 9 hours a day online

Parents must deal with statistics that reveal teenagers are spending an average of nine hours a day on digital devices, says Richard Hogan

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The fruits of the foundation: Celebrating ten years of The Naughton Foundation Scholarship

As The Naughton Foundation Scholarship celebrates its 10th year, we catch up with past winners to see what they’re doing now, writes Ciara McDonnell. 

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Sustained collaboration needed to wipe out cholera by 2030

It is important that the disease is not forgotten even when it is not claiming victims, writes Dominique Legros.

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The painful truth about living with fibromyalgia

Mother-of-five Eileen Howard has been battling fibromyalgia for years. At least Lady Gaga’s openness about the painful condition has put it in the public eye, writes Olivia Kelleher.

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Vegging out: A month without meat

Can meat-lover Caomhan Keane survive a month without bacon for breakfast or beef after a workout?

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Making Cents: Plan now for Christmas trimmings

Some seasonal consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness

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Don't worry, Stefanie Preissner will help you understand millennials

Stefanie Preissner might rail against being cast as the official representative for her peer group, but Mallow’s favourite export has a lot to say about modern life, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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A few ideas on battling aging

Science is constantly looking at ways to battle aging. Naomi Lavelle examines some of their best ideas so far.

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Online Lives: Meet lifestyle blogger Karen Frewen

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Karen Frewen started writing about her love of style online a few years ago, writes Denise O’Donoghue

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Feeling fighting fit and fabulous at 50

Suzanne Harrington joins the 50 club with Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Pamela Anderson. And no, she has no plans to take up knitting

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Ask Audrey: The girls in the RCYC won’t bat an eyelid, what with all the Botox

Ask Audrey has been sorting out the people of Cork for years.

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How to talk to your teens about pornography

The ease of access to extreme pornography by adolescents and the impact on them and their relationships is hugely worrying, writes Richard Hogan

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They call it puppy love: Jen Hogan's ode to her beloved Rodney

Jen Hogan’s ode to her beloved dog Rodney, who sadly passed away, is a reminder of how pets become real members of our families

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Transition Year students get creative to celebrate 100 years of the school bus run

To celebrate 50 years of the school run, Transition Year students are urged to get creative, says
Ciara McDonnell.

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Still a winner after failing the 30-day Bikram challenge

Just by turning up and doing what he could manage, Caomhan Keane experiences the benefits of weight loss and lower stress — although he is still rubbish at yoga. 

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How do we sell careers in STEM to young girls?

How do we encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM? Andrea Mara meets the women who think they’ve found the answer. 

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Making Cents: Make sure you know your rights as an airline passenger

If the recent controversy regarding Ryanair and cancelled flights has an upside, it is the reminder to travellers to be aware of their rights, and their chosen airline’s responsibilities, when plans go awry.

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Joining a choir the pitch perfect way to improve wellbeing

New research shows that people who sing in choirs report significant higher levels of wellbeing, says Ruth O’Connor.

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Finding a solution to Ireland's breastfeeding problem

Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. As we mark National Breastfeeding Week, Jen Hogan discovers how donor milk could be an option for struggling mothers.

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Appliance of Science: What would happen if the earth’s gravity suddenly disappeared?

This question is more science fiction than science, as, thankfully, we can’t just turn off gravity. But it is a question I get asked a lot, so hypothetically speaking, this is what we could expect.

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Online Lives: The S-Mum blogger Maria Rushe

Teacher Maria Rushe has been blogging as The S-Mum for almost three years about her life with her husband, Emmet, and their two daughters.

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The new roomies: Meet the grown ups living back at home with mum

Irene O’Brien is one of a growing number of adults living back home with their parents. She describes life as a ‘boomeranger’ – and meets other members of her little ‘club’

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Popular view of Earth could do with some revising by Donald Trump

Donald Trump plans to slash the budget of agencies behind the satellite programmes which underpin climate science. Jon Gertner looks at what the US may lose as a result.

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Fingers on the pulse: Irish Heart launches new campaign about detecting irregular heart rates

The charity Irish Heart launches an awareness campaign this weekend to encourage people to check their pulse as a means of detecting irregular heart rate, writes Áilín Quinlan

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How to deal with a child’s refusal to attend school

Most children should be settled back into school by now – but what if your child is still in tears at the gates? Educational psychologist Richard Hogan has some advice.

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Living with HIV in Ireland

HIV may not be the killer it once was, but the disease is on the rise again and many sufferers feel there is a huge stigma around it, writes Rita de Brún.

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Why you should be discussing your death wishes

Ellie O’Byrne meets the people behind an end of life conference, including keynote speaker Jenny Kitzinger, the academic breaking the taboo around dying.

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Time to prepare for your death: Tips on thinking ahead

Getting your house in order may not be your most pressing concern, but it will be of great benefit to your grieving family, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Skibbereen Eagle runs out Russians

In 1983, former Cork South West TD Jim O’Keeffe was involved in the discovery of a Russian spy ring in Dublin. His story now features in a new RTÉ documentary, writes Robert Mulhern

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Coming to terms with a creeping killer in the blood

Blood cancers make up almost 10% of all cases of the disease in Ireland – and a new campaign aims to raise awareness of the condition, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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