The key to beating bike thieves

Are you one of the thousands of bicycle theft victims? Rita de Brún asks what precautions cyclists can take to put the brakes on pedaling pilferers

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Kiss and tell: Talking to kids about courting

When there are no clear boundaries, difficulties arise, writes Richard Hogan

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Making Cents: Save the planet... and save a packet in the bargain

Gráinne McGuinness shares some tips on how to reduce your waste

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Hot date? Here's how to make a great first impression with your style

The dating rules have changed but style guidelines are not so different. And you don’t need to sacrifice comfort to make a killer first impression, says Carolyn ...

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This is what Meghan Markle’s rumoured wedding dress designers showed at London Fashion Week

We’ve combed through the catwalks of Erdem, Roland Mouret and more for clues as to what the long-awaited dress will look like.

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7 trends from London Fashion Week that you’ll definitely be wearing next season

These are the major trends to emerge from the AW18 catwalks.

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Cookbook review: Davina McCall’s Kitchen Favourites

Our verdict on Davina McCall’s latest sugar-free cookbook.

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Darina Allen: recipes for Chinese New Year

Are you ready for another celebration? Chinese New Year is coming up.

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The Menu: All the food news with Joe McNamee

LENS & LARDER: The very wonderful Lens & Larder offer two new weekend workshops in the splendid style to which The Menu could very much grow accustomed.

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5 surprising health benefits of eating grapefruit

Will Reardon explains why you should add this sour superfruit to your daily diet.

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Living the good life needn’t overstretch your imagination

The popular East Cork ‘Good Living Day’ is back again this year — a celebration of mindful living combined with food stalls, healthy cooking demos, ...

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Pressure of a romantic weekend puts me off

My husband and I have been married for eight years. He has recently booked us what he has called a romantic weekend away as a present. I absolutely love the idea ...

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Stinky drains? Here’s how to make them smell sweet again

Smelly sinks are a common household nuisance. Josh Stein spells out some simple steps to help solve the problem.

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Vintage View: Mid-century furniture

WITH January behind us, the fair and auction season picks up at a fresh spring pace — so what are we likely to buy in vintage in the new season?

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Time to put down roots? Be careful where you plant those trees

Peter Dowdall says a line of trees can look like horticultural 'bouncers' marking out a house site

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48 hours in Colombo: What to see and do in Sri Lanka’s largest city

No longer just the urban gateway to Sri Lanka, Hannah Stephenson discovers Colombo has enough war-torn history, colourful temples and culinary delights to make it ...

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Experience London like a local

With all eyes on London for Fashion Week, Toni O’Connor highlights the coolest destinations in the city.

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Take the kids and go wild at Family Forest Escape

Looking for a family break with a difference? Experience the Family Forest Escape in Wicklow, says Ruth O'Connor.

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A flying carpet view of the world in Cork exhibition

Artist David Thomas Smith's latest collection addresses visual overload in the information age

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Accusations about scandal-tinged skater part of 'I, Tonya' film

Craig Gillespie brought a touch of humour to his fantastic film about scandal-tinged skater Tonya Harding, writes Esther McCarthy

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A question of taste: Joe Kelly

Des O’Driscoll meets Joe Kelly, one of the organisers of It Takes A Village music weekender in Trabolgan

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Do you know your purpurea from your alba? This is what those Latin plant names actually mean

What’s in a name? Quite a lot actually, when it comes to plants. Hannah Stephenson reveals how to decipher those Latin labels.

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Islands of Ireland: Sands of time on Inishkea

The first thing that strikes you about Inishkea is the sand.

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Donal Hickey: Survival of the foxiest

On a starry, frosty night last week, I heard piercing, almost eerie cries in the countryside, writes Donal Hickey

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