The ultimate wish list: 15 perfect presents for kids of all ages

Keep the small people in your life happy with these top gifts, says Claire Spreadbury.

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Learning valuable lessons from the past

Archaeologist Enda Flaherty has been documenting abandoned schoolhouses, thus providing a snapshot of those forgotten places where many of our predecessors were ...

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Ask Audrey: The tuition in the Churchfield School of Proper English do be for nathin’, girl

Sorting out Cork people for ages..

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How to make the ‘bad taste’ beauty trend work in real life

Yellow eyeliner and blue mascara can be wearable, says Katie Wright.

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Choosing that perfect outfit for a winter wedding win

Elegance is key at winter weddings with deeper shades, faux furs, and flattering, longer hemlines being the order of the day, writes Paula Burns.

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Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora: All the best looks from the E! People’s Choice Awards

In fact, Rita Ora turned up in not one, but two outfits.

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6 wine grapes you may never have heard of that are worth getting to know

You might want to get to know them better, once you’ve been introduced, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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As Hyper Japan kicks off, here are 6 utterly bizarre food trends to come out of Japan

Let’s just say, it’s not a country afraid to mix up flavours – as you’ll see if you check out the Hyper Japan exhibition in London.

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Roll with it: Eight sausage rolls put to the taste test

A filling of sausage meat enrobed in flaky/puff pastry is unlikely to be low in fat or calories, but on a winter’s day, how bad can it be?

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How to know if someone has hypothermia, and what you should do about it

Domestic winters can be dangerous for the unprepared – here’s how you can stay one step ahead of the cold.

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Birth of the blues: Need for swift response to post-natal depression

Many cases of perinatal and postnatal depression go undiagnosed due to a lack of continuity of midwifery care. The long-term consequences can be devastating, writes ...

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Safety first: James Kavanagh on new sexual-health campaign

IT’S not often you see Snapchat and sexual health education in the same sentence. But that didn’t stop social media influencer and entrepreneur James ...

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Why art can be the perfect gift that says something special

Buying art as a Christmas gift offers options for all ages and tastes, and something of lasting value which won’t be thrown away, writes Carol O’Callaghan. ...

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Go with the grain to give your home a natural look

Kya deLongchamps argues that simple styling in plain wood furniture & accessorising will simply never date.

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Design Life with Laura Vaughan: Interior and textile designer

Interior and textile designer Laura Vaughan lighting the way for vibrant design.

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Underground art, gold mosques and soothing sewing lessons – Uzbekistan is full of surprises

A former trading centre on the Great Silk Road, the Central Asian country is now an exciting holiday destination, says Katie Wright.

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I’m A Celebrity: As contestants land in Oz – these are the 10 emotional stages of a long haul flight

As the presenters and contestants begin arriving in Australia, Jenny Stallard looks at the highs and lows of getting to the other side of the world.

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Europe's must-see winter wonderlands

Thinking of visiting a Christmas market this year? Ciara McDonnell looks at some of the best Europe has to offer.

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A moving tale of poverty and childhood

I would ask the kids, ‘Are you happy to be born?’ They would respond, ‘No! Why did my parents bring me into this world if they’re not going ...

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Making you Sweat at legendary house night in Sir Henrys

As the legendary house night in Sir Henrys marks 30 years, Des O’Driscoll looks back on the Cork dance club that defined a generation.

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A question of taste with Tonie Walsh

Tonie Walsh (58) says he’s been making a show of himself his whole life, but at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, he’s getting up on stage to do so.

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Fed up with urban smog? 5 pollution-resistant plants to help you breathe

As the government pledges the funding of millions of trees in cities to ease pollution, an expert offers a guide to 5 smog-resistant plants.

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Islands of Ireland: Crow Island cable car was first

Dan McCarthy learns more about the cable car on Crow Island.

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Richard Collins: This will poke your thinking on bird brain crows

In The Descent of Man, Darwin claimed chimpanzees use tools. Nobody believed him at the time. Long after his death, however, great apes were filmed using stones ...

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