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Rosemary Smith is still motoring through life at full speed

Rosemary Smith beat the men in the 1960s when women were considered arm candy in motorsports, and off the road she has survived heartache and being “stony broke”, says Margaret Jennings.

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The Shape I’m In: Rory O’Connell, Masterchef

RORY O’CONNELL has been teaching people to cook for more than 30 years, ever since he co-founded Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister, Darina Allen.

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My boyfriend talks dirty but I don’t like it

My new boyfriend is great but he constantly talks dirty during sex and I hate it. 

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Top 8 Easter eggs tested

THERE are many who will never go beyond popular brands of the delicious milk chocolate eggs we have loved for ever. 

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Try out these moves that work straight to your core

Add these full-bod moves to your next session to give you abs a sneaky blitz, too, says Amanda Khouv.

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Online and in the shops

Biting back: Dinosaurs may be extinct but they are alive and well in Tayto Park, which opened its doors for its fifth season yesterday (March 26). 

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What is the value of school homework?

The right questions from parents is key, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Events worth exploring for the Easter holidays

Easter holidays give families the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and take part in some of the many events being run around the country, from egg-hunting to face-painting, says Ed Power.

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Working life: Dr Barry O’Reilly

Monday
Following a busy weekend on-call in the maternity hospital, I have a clinic Monday morning where I see women at various stages in their pregnancy and women of all ages with a range of gynaecological complaints.

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Dr Bernadette Carr is here to answer your questions

I had a cold two weeks ago and although it has gone, I have a runny, itchy nose. What should I do?

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard

I suspect I am gluten intolerant, as I have trouble with bloating, headaches, tiredness, brain fog, and generally feeling awful after I eat anything like bread or cakes.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 1 – Training plans and footwear

With just 10 weeks to go before race day, training plans and choosing the right footwear are vital to getting over the line on race day, writes Robert McNamaraThis story is enriched with multi-media content

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Working life: Dr Valerie Tsang, paediatrics

8.50am
Today I’m on 24-hour call, which means I can’t leave the hospital during that time.

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Dr Bernadette Carr is here to answer your questions

My husband and I are both in our 50s. We have both put on weight in the last couple of years and I think certainly my husband (and possibly me) has high blood pressure.

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard: Scabies and Pancytopenia

My daughter has contracted scabies, and I am at a loss as to how we get rid of them for good. Please help.

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I’d like a relationship but I don’t like sex

I’m a 24-year-old girl and have never been sexually attracted to anyone. However, I would like to experience a romance. 

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Why long-term birth control offers greater protection than the pill

Young Irish women tend to to stick to traditional methods of birth control rather than using effective, long-term contraceptives that cut out the risk of forgetting to take a daily tablet, says Ailin Quinlan.

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Chic look: Actress Meryl Streep was voted one of the top 10 sexiest women over the age of 60.

Older women prove time is on their side

The myths associated with ageing, often targetting women, are not only mean-spirited, they are also inaccurate. Margaret Jennings sets the record straight.

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Shape I’m In: Sorcha Furlong, actress

ORLA Kirwan acts on reflex and does things on the spur of the moment. Which isn’t at all like Sorcha Furlong, who has played Orla on the RTÉ soap Fair City for the last 15 years.

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Fact or fiction on popular superfoods

IF you’re looking for an example of a modern food miracle, look no further than coconut oil. 

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