Lindsay Woods: Cue throat clearing. 'Mum, what’s a cervix?'

It happened over a bowl of Cheerios. As most things generally do. My daughter saves her best work for when we all sit down to eat. She is six-and-a-half. The half ...

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Animation nation: The Irish creators making their mark on Hollywood

They’ve been nominated for an Oscar, but before they head for LA, the people behind Cartoon Saloon will celebrate Ireland’s booming animation industry ...

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Coming up for air: Life after a lung transplant

There were whoops of delights when cystic fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley had her double lung transplant in New York last December.

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Protestors, celebs galore and an emotional goodbye at Burberry’s London Fashion Week show

Katie Wright reports from Christopher Bailey’s last ever show at the iconic fashion house.

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How to get perfect winged eyeliner according to a London Fashion Week backstage beauty pro

Make-up artist Hiromi Ueda gave Katie Wright an eyeliner masterclass backstage at London Fashion Week.

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Trend of the Week: Florals

Hey, petal. You’re looking blooming lovely, says Annmarie O’Connor.

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Wines of the week with Leslie Williams

A focus this week on France, specifically on Burgundy thanks to two interesting tastings that occurred in recent weeks.

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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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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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It's My Life: Should you dump him now because he didn’t say it with chocolates or flowers?

THE best thing about Valentine’s Day is that it ended two days ago. The unfortunate thing about it, is that it happened at all, writes Tric Kearney.

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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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Animal instinct pays for April and the Bear founder Siobhán Lam

Aileen Lee talks to Siobhán Lam, founder of April and the Bear Interiors Store.

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Experience forces of nature in Botswana

THERE is only one road into Mashatu in the Northern Tuli terrain of Botswana. They call it the MI: two strips of white-washed cladding on a bed of red-earth-coloured ...

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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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Straight talker Bob Geldof releases WB Yeats documentary

As Bob Geldof releases his new DVD on WB Yeats, he is as forthright as ever on everything from Aung San Suu Kyi to the 1916 Rising, writes Ed Power

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Irish artist flies the flag for Palestine

Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist who designed the classic Che Guevara image, has created a new print of an imprisoned Palestinian teenager, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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A question of taste: Orla Fitzgerald

Orla Fitzgerald is from Cork, and can be seen in The Young Offenders on RTÉ2 tonight, where she plays the wife of school principal Barry Walsh (PJ Gallagher). ...

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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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Damien Enright: Noise and nature find it difficult to co-exist in the Far East

Dr Dorman's dispatches are a reminder of our good fortune, writes Damien Enright

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Words don’t come easy, but calls can be key

Talking animals are in the news, says Richard Collins

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