10 great ideas to keep your kids occupied for the summer

Mother of seven, Jen Hogan, offers advice on how to keep kids busy this summer, from old favourites to mini cine clubs.

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If you haven't a clue what young people are talking about, read this

Struggling to communicate with your teen? Suzanne Harrington masters the latest adolescent buzzwords with forensic linguist Allan Metcalfe, author of a new book on the history of slang.

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Profiting from an empty nest with Airbnb

Sharon Ní Chonchúir talks to a woman who responded to the empty nest syndrome by opening up her Clontarf home to guests using the Airbnb rental service.

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Dealing with constipation while on vacation

Kate Arnold on dealing with constipation while on vacation.

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The shape I'm in: Kate Taylor

Katie Taylor is living the dream. The lightweight boxing champion now has Rio firmly in her sights after qualifying for the games at the World Championships in Kazakhstan last month. “It’s a dream come true, everyone knows how much the Olympic Games mean to me and to have a chance to defend my title is an absolute honour,” she said shortly after the game-changing fight.

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Dad's World with Jonathan deBurca Butler

“I CAN’T do it,” came the plaintive cry.

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Appetite for destruction: Food advertisements and your child

Pay attention to your child’s advertised diet — to all the foods they see advertised — and realise how unhealthy it is.

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard

Hot flashes and campylobacter food poisoning.

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Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on prickly heat rash and nail abnormalities

I am a woman in my 40s and last year on holidays I got a rash on my neck. I think it was prickly heat. I will be going away in a couple of weeks and wonder if you have any suggestions?

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My younger partner seems insatiable

My younger partner (I’m 41, she’s 26) seems insatiable. I am worried that I won’t be able to keep up with her libido forever — does that mean that we are doomed to have only a fling? Or are there ways to make this work long-term, if we get that far?

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Solace in the mountains: The lengths a man will walk after the death of his child

Gerard Sheehy found solace and a new sense of purpose in the mountains following the the death of his young daughter, says Dan MacCarthy.          .

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Carers of the Year Awards recognise Ireland's growing army young carers

Ireland’s young carers are on the rise, reveals Helen O'Callaghan. In fact, the 2011 Census counted more than 5,000 are aged under 18.

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Enjoy a swim? This is why you should invest in goggles!

Ever get burning, red, irritated eyes after you've been for a swim in a pool?

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Trad singing legend Seán Ó Sé attributes his longevity to his GP, walks and diet

The trad singing legend attributes his longevity to a simple diet, regular walks, and a vigilant GP, he tells Sharon Ní Chonchúir.  

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Dr Bernadette Carr: Dealing with acne in teenage years

My 16-year-old daughter has a couple of small patches of acne on her face. This has just happened recently and she is very self-conscious and embarrassed. Should she try some over-the-counter preparations?

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Megan Sheppard: Boosting your immune system

Do you have advice on how to boost the immune system? Every year, no matter the season, I seem to get at least four to six bouts of cold and flu.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Sick with nerves when in bed with a woman

I’m a well-paid OK-looking, 40-ish alpha male, yet I’m lonely. Every time I’m in bed with a woman I feel sick with nerves and can’t get it up. What do you suggest?

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Freeletics could help you get fit without the fuss of going to the gym

Need an extra push? Freeletics could be your new personal trainer — and you don’t even need a gym.

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New national autism registry offers hope to families

A new national autism registry offers a glimmer of hope to families who battle to access state services for their children and face long waiting lists, writes Helen O’Callaghan.       

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Five reasons to include garlic in your diet

Abi Jackson recommends tucking into some fresh, raw garlic.

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