Learner Dad: 'It can be heartbreaking watching your kids try make friends on holiday'

Learner Dad: 'It can be heartbreaking watching your kids try make friends on holiday'

“Does anyone want to be my friend?” roared my five year old as he walked into the playground at our French campsite on holidays.

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Lifting the lid on the real Queen Victoria this summer

Lifting the lid on the real Queen Victoria this summer

To mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, a new exhibition charts the story of the feminist monarch. Suzanne Harrington meets the curator at ...

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I've never fallen for a food fad: RTE's Maggie Doyle on eating for pleasure

I've never fallen for a food fad: RTE's Maggie Doyle on eating for pleasure

It's not all research, deadlines and live broadcasts for RTÉ’s Maggie Doyle. For downtime, there’s nothing more she loves to do than to put on ...

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Lindsay Woods: 'I found last summer difficult as a stay-at-home parent working from home'

Lindsay Woods: 'I found last summer difficult as a stay-at-home parent working from home'

I found last summer difficult. Being a stay-at-home-parent who also works from home brings with it an entirely new juggle, never more keenly felt than during the ...

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Nadiya Hussain on her new, no-nonsense cook book

Nadiya Hussain on her new, no-nonsense cook book

Nadiya Hussain has done a lot since winning ‘Great British Bake Off’ in 2015, but family is at the heart of her life — and her latest cookbook, ...

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Ireland's welcoming committee: From Game of Thrones' tour guides to the Guinness brewery

Ireland's welcoming committee: From Game of Thrones' tour guides to the Guinness brewery

Esther McCarthy meets the people whose job it is to give tourists that special Irish welcome.

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I saw the crescent, but you saw the hoax of the moon

I saw the crescent, but you saw the hoax of the moon

Millions believe that Nasa hired a famed filmmaker to fake the 1969 moon landing Robert Hume explores the conspiracy theories, and seeks rational answers to them.

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Taking the plunge has a depth of benefits

Taking the plunge has a depth of benefits

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich will not let a day pass without his ritual dip in the sea, which he describes as the best anti-depressant ever, says Lorna Siggins. ...

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Admiral’s heroic deeds make waves across the centuries

Admiral’s heroic deeds make waves across the centuries

A dramatic 19th-century sea rescue will be remembered at Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Mum's the word: It may take a village to raise a child, but my daughter has her aunt

Mum's the word: It may take a village to raise a child, but my daughter has her aunt

Even though my twin sister Karen lives in a different country from my husband, daughter and I, and it has been the only thing my daughter has ever known, my twin ...

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Learning Points: Shouting drowns out the message you want heard

Learning Points: Shouting drowns out the message you want heard

A topic I find myself discussing a lot in the therapeutic space is that of shouting. Of course, we all raise our voices from time to time when dealing with our children. ...

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The family that composts together stays together

The family that composts together stays together

Christy Collard and Robin O’Donovan are parents to six children, but sustainability is still a cornerstone of their busy lives in west Cork.

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Irene O'Brien reveals the new pregnancy rules

Irene O'Brien reveals the new pregnancy rules

Due to have her baby this month, Irene O’Brien discusses what she’s learned — avoid the baby forums! — during her pregnancy to date.

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The best bedtime audiobooks for children and teens

The best bedtime audiobooks for children and teens

Avoid techno-tantrums by swapping their tablet for one of these gripping night-time tales.

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5 shows that will offer your child a more diverse view of the world

5 shows that will offer your child a more diverse view of the world

Here are some ideas if you’re finding shows limited in terms of representation.

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As the Grand Canyon turns 100 – a brief history of the world’s most famous rock formation

As the Grand Canyon turns 100 – a brief history of the world’s most famous rock formation

Limestone, a river and Theodore Roosevelt. Luke Rix-Standing peels through the layers of one of nature’s mightiest sites.

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Wedding of the Week: Love spreads from Mallow to MoldovaThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Wedding of the Week: Love spreads from Mallow to Moldova

Their romance took Laura Roset and Ken Mohally from Mallow to Moldova and back again.

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80 years on, Batman still packs a punch

80 years on, Batman still packs a punch

As the Caped Crusader hits 80 years of protecting Gotham City, Chris Wasser looks at the history of the world’s darkest superhero.

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Making Cents: Key points for people buying their first house

Making Cents: Key points for people buying their first house

Despite the many issues in the housing market, the number of mortgages being approved is rising, with first-time buyers making up the bulk

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How Ciara King made the adjustment from late night radio to weekend mornings

How Ciara King made the adjustment from late night radio to weekend mornings

2FM DJ Ciara King in conversation with Hilary Fennell.

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We talk to real chefs about ‘shouty’ kitchen culture – and how it’s got to change

We talk to real chefs about ‘shouty’ kitchen culture – and how it’s got to change

Ella Walker speaks to chefs about the working environments they’ve experienced, and why traditional kitchen behaviours are now thoroughly outdated.

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Food writer Jack Monroe has the most genius way of getting her son to eat (almost) everything

Food writer Jack Monroe has the most genius way of getting her son to eat (almost) everything

Picky eaters could be a thing of the past with this hack.

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Cornish tasty: Aidan Turner talks about his favourite Poldark momentsThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Cornish tasty: Aidan Turner talks about his favourite Poldark moments

For Aidan Turner, being cast in Poldark felt like a risk. But, as the fifth and final series airs, there’s no doubt it’s paid off. The leading man talks ...

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Malala’s dad Ziauddin: I brought my daughter up to believe in herself and in equality

Malala’s dad Ziauddin: I brought my daughter up to believe in herself and in equality

Ziauddin Yousafzai discusses his new book Let Her Fly, the raising of his Nobel laureate daughter Malala, and how equality shaped his family.

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Dying well: Don't put off talking about death with loved ones

Dying well: Don't put off talking about death with loved ones

It’s important to seize opportunities to discuss end-of-life options with loved ones, a palliative care doctor tells Margaret Jennings

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This much I know: Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry

This much I know: Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry

The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is to keep going. To persist. To keep remembering that the joy of it is in the making of it, not in the fame. And ...

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Tim MacGabhann on Mexico, addiction and his debut novel

Tim MacGabhann on Mexico, addiction and his debut novel

As investigative journalist and Irish author Tim MacGabhann reported on the drug cartels in Mexico, he was also supporting them through his own drug use. The experience ...

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Fashion for the conscious shopper

Fashion for the conscious shopper

Chupi’s jewellery designs made her a household name. Now, with designer Kate Nolan, her new fashion label focuses on made-to-measure pieces for the environmentally-aware ...

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Lindsay Woods: There are many parents in a similar situation to mine, working from home with no childcare

Lindsay Woods: There are many parents in a similar situation to mine, working from home with no childcare

Within the first hour of Day One, the eldest had devoured a veritable mixing bowl full of cereal and whatever else he could get his hands on that constituted as ...

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'Snapping back into shape isn't normal': Dietitian Aoife Hearne gets real about post-baby weight loss

'Snapping back into shape isn't normal': Dietitian Aoife Hearne gets real about post-baby weight loss

Operation Transformation dietitian Aoife Hearne believes women need to be realistic about their post-pregnancy bodies, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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Vive l'amour: New dating app gives control back to female users

Most dating apps are male-orientated but a new platform developed by a French woman is giving power and anonymity — back to its female users, writes Anna O’Donoghue. ...

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'If I didn’t have Cope, I’d be so lost' - Coping well on transition into work

'If I didn’t have Cope, I’d be so lost' - Coping well on transition into work

The Cope Foundation offers an employment support service which aims to connect young people who have intellectual disabilities with employers. Donal O’Keeffe ...

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Spike Island exhibition shares stories of soldiers interned during War of Independence

Spike Island exhibition shares stories of soldiers interned during War of Independence

It's somewhat ironic the Naval Service's commander spends most of his days on Haulbowline Island, just a stone's throw from Spike Island where three of his granduncles ...

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‘6 out of 10 parents’ dread the summer holidays – top tips for entertaining kids while staying sane

‘6 out of 10 parents’ dread the summer holidays – top tips for entertaining kids while staying sane

We love having our kids around. In theory…

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Food of music: David Kitt on fueling his creativityThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Food of music: David Kitt on fueling his creativity

Singer/songwriter David Kitt likes to keep a close eye on his diet. Always on the move, his focus is on energy, not weight.

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Remembering a style icon: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy on the anniversary of her death

Remembering a style icon: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy on the anniversary of her death

Twenty years after Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s premature death, her style still inspires the world over. Rachel Marie Walsh reflects on the enduring appeal ...

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Paul McGrath - ‘I have a platform and it’s my duty to use it for good’

Paul McGrath - ‘I have a platform and it’s my duty to use it for good’

It was just two or three years ago when it first hit me hard that I have to change how I live; that we all do, for the sake of this planet. We have to start taking ...

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Mum’s the word: Age appropriate chores are stepping stones to life lessons

Mum’s the word: Age appropriate chores are stepping stones to life lessons

Cooking though really is the essential skill I truly believe we have to teach our children.

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Learning Points: Saying ‘no’ often means giving them much more

Learning Points: Saying ‘no’ often means giving them much more

Saying “no” to your child can be a very difficult thing to do, especially when the child in question is demanding and won’t rest until they hear ...

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 Is 60 really the new 40? Author Roisin Meaney has her say

Is 60 really the new 40? Author Roisin Meaney has her say

Turning 60 is undoubtedly moving on to part two of the adventure but Roisin Meaney is convinced she still has plenty more to offer as a writer and a person.

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The World’s Best Vineyards: What you need to know about the top 3

The World’s Best Vineyards: What you need to know about the top 3

Here’s where to go to take your wine adventures to new heights, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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Working Life: Muriel Pate, medication safety specialist pharmacist

Working Life: Muriel Pate, medication safety specialist pharmacist

Muriel Pate, medication safety specialist pharmacist, HSE National Quality Improvement

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Phoenix rises: Peadar Lamb on shifting focus after studio fire claimed his life's work

Phoenix rises: Peadar Lamb on shifting focus after studio fire claimed his life's work

The phoenix rises: new work after a conflagration for Cork Artist Rebuilding his art practice after the studio fire that claimed his life’s work has meant ...

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Snow laughing matter as 17 women trek the Arctic in aid of DEBRA Ireland

Snow laughing matter as 17 women trek the Arctic in aid of DEBRA Ireland

Hayfield Collection sales director Karen Fleming was among 17 women who undertook an epic five-day Arctic trek to fundraise for DEBRA Ireland, she tells Helen O’Callaghan. ...

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Wedding of the Week: Love at first sight for Doneraile bride

Wedding of the Week: Love at first sight for Doneraile bride

John Deady proposed to Aoife Hennessy as they enjoyed a visit to Killarney National Park, in December 2017, and they returned as newlyweds to Kerry this year to ...

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Appliance of Science: How is honey made?

Appliance of Science: How is honey made?

As I type this we have a cupboard full of honey provided by my lovely, bee-keeping mother-in-law and my husband is outside building our own hive.

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Green generations: Elders for the Earth join forces with green teens

Green generations: Elders for the Earth join forces with green teens

Shamim Malekmian meets the rebels behind Elders for the Earth, who are supporting the teenage climate strikers’ campaign for greener policies.

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Here for you always: New website offers practical and accessible advice for new parents

Here for you always: New website offers practical and accessible advice for new parents

Áilín Quinlan meets the various health professionals giving advice on the new parent-focused HSE website, mychild.ie

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