'Don't worry,' wheezed a kind lady from within her smoke cloud. 'It's not bothering us at all'

“HOW about going to the beach tomorrow,” my friend said.

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Daddy’s got the baby blues: A look at Paternal Postnatal Depression

While Paternal Postnatal Depression may not be widely known, it can affect many new dads, including Geraldine Walsh’s husband

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Ask Audrey: Cillian Murphy is a bit of a langer for moving back to Dublin instead of Cork

Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages

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Everything you need to know about the latest hair trend – razor cuts

Luckily this doesn’t involve shaving dodgy patterns onto your head.

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Stiletto ‘Crocs’ now exist and you’ll either love them or hate them

The designer high heels are quite a departure from the usual uber-sensible Crocs style, reports Katie Wright.

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Meghan steps out in a pink trench dress – what you need to know about the emerging Canadian brand

The Duchess of Sussex is helping to put the designer on the map.

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Early dinners may help prevent cancer: Here are 4 perfect meals to avoid late-night munchies

They’re easy to make and – more importantly – won’t have you hovering around the fridge come 10pm.

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How to make toffee apple crumble layer cake fit for a Bake Off

This is a cake that’ll seriously wow.

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Pimp up your pink: 6 rose-coloured tipples to serve this summer

From gin to liqueurs, pink is the shade to savour right now. Sam Wylie-Harris reveals how to stir up the prettiest infusions…

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I’d like a fling but have no idea where to start

I’m 45. My husband and I divorced three years ago and I’d like to start dating again. We were married for 15 years and I know that a lot has changed ...

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Is there a ‘fast’ way to get in top shape?

Liz Connor finds out whether training on an empty stomach is really more effective than fuelling up before hitting the treadmill

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Building bonds: The family that plays together, stay together

Helen O’Callaghan reports on the connections between physical activity and a sense of togetherness as a family.

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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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The 7 best honeymoon destinations according to Instagram

Talk about picture perfect…

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How voluntourism is changing all-inclusive holidays for the better

Hannah Stephenson heads to Jamaica to find out how tourists can give back, by getting involved in local community projects.

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Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with a stay in his South African bolthole

Sarah Marshall visits The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, where the revolutionary leader spent six months, to celebrate his centenary year.

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Stepping outside daily life at Féile na Laoch

Féile na Laoch, the brainchild of Peadar Ó Riada, invites us to Cúil Aodha to celebrate our cultural heroes and rethink our lives, writes Pet ...

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Scene and Heard: This week's entertainment news

Eoghan O’Sullivan shares the latest from the entertainment world

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Francis Brennan will never break his 'no selfies' rule

Popular hotelier Francis Brennan is back on the road with his Grand Tour, guiding a dozen charges, but tells Marjorie Brennan why he will never break his ‘no ...

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Going on holidays? 7 tips for keeping your garden in shape while you’re away

Nobody wants to come home to shrivelled up pots and plants. Hannah Stephenson reveals some simple steps to limit the damage.

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These 5 award-winning garden photos will inspire you to get out your camera

As entries open for the 2019 RHS photographic competition, Hannah Stephenson finds out why judges chose this year’s winners.

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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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