Online Lives: Meet travel blogger Tara Povey

New Zealand-born Tara Povey runs her blog, writes Denise O'Donoghue.

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My womb is none of your business

When and if people decide to have children is nobody’s business, except their own, says Geraldine Walsh.

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Promoting curiosity in children may be an the way to address the achievement gap

It’s good to be curious, according to scientists. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that children with higher levels of curiosity do better at ...

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Forget all the on court action, this is what stylish stars wore to watch Wimbledon

Everyone from Drake to Ellie Goulding has been watching the tennis.

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9 Noughties make-up crimes we all wish we could forget

Dodgy feathered hair, barely-there brows and tooth gems? Liz Connor revisits some of the decade’s biggest beauty sins.

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From hats to tights, 5 ways the Duchess of Sussex is taking fashion advice from the Queen

Meghan and the Queen are more similar than you might think, says Katie Wright.

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Restaurant Review: Out of the Blue - The freshest fish and great service

Leslie Williams visits Out of the Blue in Dingle Harbour.

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Darina Allen: Delicious dishes from the youngest Michelin starred chef in Britain

The Summer 12-week certificate course students had a special treat last week, when Merlin Lebron Johnston from Portland Restaurant in London came as guest chef to ...

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Eat & move: Chatting about carbs and beautiful summer salads

This week Derval O’Rourke is chatting about carbohydrates. Recipe wise, it's loving summer salads.

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Does thinking you look fat affect how much money you earn?

Two things people often think about are money and their appearance. Past research has shown that there is a correlation between the two: People subjectively considered ...

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Lee Chin on constantly pushing himself and why he doesn't calorie count

Irene Feighan meets Wexford hurler Lee Chin.

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Cloaked in a hidden Ireland: Number of dementia sufferers is unknown

Because there is no register of patients and no coordinated system for diagnosing them, there is scant information on how much support they need, says Margaret Jennings. ...

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The creator of Trá Art is loving life on the beach

Susan Caplice — owner and creator of Trá Art — sits down with Aileen Lee for a chat.

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Fauxliage: Phoney flowers are faking fabulous

Kya deLongchamps says the naff days are over for fabric flowers — even fake Swiss cheese leaves are hot for homes.

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NEWSVIEW: Heritage Bill, Japanese knotweed and rural town regeneration

Rose Martin looks at the environmental side-effects of the new Heritage Bill, Japanese knotweed’s unfair portrayal, and the regeneration of rural towns.

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Cruise control: Epic scale of luxury and fun on board Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas

Already a fan of cruise liners, Conall Ó Fátharta was bowled over by the epic scale of luxury and fun on board Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony ...

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Run, hike and swim: How to have an active weekend in Geneva

Local resident and extreme sportsman Dawa Sherpa shares his favourite routes.

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5 Los Angeles neighbourhoods where you can hang out with celebrities

Bump into an A-lister in these glitzy parts of town

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Smoke and fire for West Cork Fit-up festival

She was Janet the brothel madam in Love/Hate, and now Mary Murray is on her way to some of Co Cork’s more remote venues to perform a play written by her father, ...

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Naked truth in Irish art

Francis Bacon is among the artists featuring in a major new exhibition of an eclectic range of nudes at Crawford in Cork, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Sizzling summer of art shows to open around the country

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to some of the exhibitions that are due to open in the coming weeks.

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Richard Collins: Bold mothers seal the deal for pups

Some people are notorious risk-takers, others are wimps. Do animals have similar personality traits? Seal expert Christi Bubac, of the University of Alberta, thinks ...

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Damien Enright: I marvelled at how graceful the buzzard drifted in the sky

This morning I saw a buzzard drifting across the blue sky above my home in West Cork and marvelled at how gracefully and effortlessly it was carried on the upper ...

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Donal Hickey: Our rainwater could be could more and here's how

In the days when many people did not have piped water, they had to store some of that which fell so freely as rain.

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