Mark Lanegan: Drugs, Liam Gallagher and me

Even in the drug-filled, debauched annals of the rock and roll memoir, Mark Lanegan's Sing Backwards And Weep stands out.

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Donal Dineen: Pushing the buttons on a new podcast

Donal Dineen: Pushing the buttons on a new podcast

Donal Dineen was the man who first brought David Gray and many other emerging artists to our ears. He’s had a lower profile in recent years, but has returned ...

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Appliance of Science: If a cow sits down does that mean it will rain?

Appliance of Science: If a cow sits down does that mean it will rain?

Is there are science to back up some of the folklore we have grown up with?

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From Chestnut to Sage - how family food businesses, real labours of love, are coping with Covid

From Chestnut to Sage - how family food businesses, real labours of love, are coping with Covid

‘There are two of us, in it together’

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This is me: Trisha Lewis transforms her body and mindset

This is me: Trisha Lewis transforms her body and mindset

The story of how the Cork-based executive head chef faced her “demons” and turned around her life just before her 30th birthday.

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Knight Riders bike around Cork city to deliver food to the homeless for Cork Penny Dinners

Knight Riders bike around Cork city to deliver food to the homeless for Cork Penny Dinners

Every evening, volunteers set out on bikes from Penny Dinners, delivering food and supplies to Cork’s homeless community. Donal O’Keeffe accompanied ...

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Ask Audrey: Normal People is basically a Maeve Binchy novel with mobile phones

Ask Audrey: Normal People is basically a Maeve Binchy novel with mobile phones

She's been sorting out Cork people for ages like

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Mum's the Word: I have become my nine-year-old daughter's 'servant'

Mum's the Word: I have become my nine-year-old daughter's 'servant'

I know I have spoken before in this column about encouraging independence in our kids and choosing age-appropriate chores but I feel I have personally let all of ...

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Learning Points: Poetry can help us make sense of the world, especially in lockdown

Learning Points: Poetry can help us make sense of the world, especially in lockdown

In Sulawesi, Indonesia, scientists in 2019 discovered, on the walls inside a dark cave, the earliest picture ever made by Homo sapiens.

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Learner Dad: 'I don’t want to diss Netflix in case they cancel my subscription and I have to parent my kids'

Learner Dad: 'I don’t want to diss Netflix in case they cancel my subscription and I have to parent my kids'

THIS week was all about distancing. My kids sat under a tree with some other kids, I think they might have been two metres apart. Fota Wildlife Park reopened but ...

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The Skin Nerd: Products with star power, without the Hollywood price tag

The Skin Nerd: Products with star power, without the Hollywood price tag

The phrase “dupe”, short for duplicate, is used in online beauty communities to signify that a product is similar to a more expensive counterpart.

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Easy does it: Relaxing home rules the 'perfect tonic for kids'

Easy does it: Relaxing home rules the 'perfect tonic for kids'

Relaxing the rules at home has helped Karen Koster and her young family to get through lockdown, says Helen O'Callaghan

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Podcast Corner: Scorpions, the CIA and Wind of ChangeThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Podcast Corner: Scorpions, the CIA and Wind of Change

If you've listened to any classic-rock radio over the past few, well, decades, chances are you'll have heard Scorpions' 'Wind of Change'.

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Drive-by shooters in the picture - photographers use cameras to make sense of coronavirus

Drive-by shooters in the picture - photographers use cameras to make sense of coronavirus

Eve Kelliher talks to photographers who have used their medium to make sense of the pandemic crisis

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This Much I Know: Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist

This Much I Know: Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist

I went to Hanford high school in the US, there is a joke that we all glow in the dark.

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Making Cents: Working from home can save you time and money

Making Cents: Working from home can save you time and money

Despite now being in phase one of the easing of restrictions put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19, many thousands of workers across Ireland continue to work ...

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School Daze with Bernard O'Shea: 'Lads I knew from school can't believe I became a comedian'

School Daze with Bernard O'Shea: 'Lads I knew from school can't believe I became a comedian'

My most vivid memory of primary school is not being able to do maths. The teachers tried their best with me but I just couldn’t do it.

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Teens coping with the Leaving Cert in the time of Covid-19

Teens coping with the Leaving Cert in the time of Covid-19

Three young people tell Helen O’Callaghan about the highs and lows of their lives during the current crisis.

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Your 24-hour guide to saving the planet by going green

Your 24-hour guide to saving the planet by going green

Scrap conditioner and eat porridge for breakfast — Maresa Fegan has a 24-hour guide to going green

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Choosing happiness during Covid-19 is not impossible

Choosing happiness during Covid-19 is not impossible

We can teach ourselves to feel sunny even while living under a Covid-19 cloud, experts tell Simon Lewis

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Putting liveable into Cork city for life as a green world leader

Putting liveable into Cork city for life as a green world leader

Pádraig Hoare, Environmental and Sustainability Correspondent, looks at the opportunities for Cork City to recreate itself as a green city world leader

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10 ways to spend your lunch break when working from home

10 ways to spend your lunch break when working from home

From Instagram exercise classes to virtual museum tours, there are plenty of interesting things to do away from your desk.

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Mum's the word: Let's communicate better than Connell and Marianne in Normal People

Mum's the word: Let's communicate better than Connell and Marianne in Normal People

Alison Curtis says that up until recently the way Ireland was set up made it hard for men and women to communicate well.

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Learning Points: Let’s have the vision to open our ears to the truth about climate change

Learning Points: Let’s have the vision to open our ears to the truth about climate change

I had watched many Ted talks by Bill Gates over the years where he outlined the imminent threat we faced as a species but no collective response was undertaken.

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Skin Nerd: How to make Your skincare more sustainable

Skin Nerd: How to make Your skincare more sustainable

Getting the best out of your current routine and making small changes can make a world of difference

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Making Cents: Avail of grants for sustainable living indoors

Making Cents: Avail of grants for sustainable living indoors

When it comes to sustainable living, one of the main ways we can make a difference is in our own homes.

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Green shoots of eco-economy: Irish businesses who have embraced sustainability

Green shoots of eco-economy: Irish businesses who have embraced sustainability

Irish businesses were pursuing sustainability strategies before it became fashionable, writes Catherine Shanahan.

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Wool in School initiative teaches children how to develop sustainable practices

Wool in School initiative teaches children how to develop sustainable practices

The Wool in School education initiative, conducted by fibre artist Lorna McCormack, teaches children how to develop sustainable practices, writes Geraldine Walsh.

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School Daze: ‘I loved anything creative so naturally art was something I really enjoyed'

School Daze: ‘I loved anything creative so naturally art was something I really enjoyed'

Sinéad Crowley chats to Eve Kelleher about her time in school.

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Life with Louise: Louise McSharry talks career, body image - and parenting in lockdown

Life with Louise: Louise McSharry talks career, body image - and parenting in lockdown

Louise McSharry talks career, body image - and parentingin lockdown with Pat Fitzpatrick.

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How children are coping with 'crappy' Covid-19 virus restrictions

How children are coping with 'crappy' Covid-19 virus restrictions

As the Covid-19 restrictions continue, Susan O’Shea hears about the effects the ‘crappy’ virus is having on children, what they miss most, life ...

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Learning Points: Testing time ends as Leaving Cert is finally cancelled

Learning Points: Testing time ends as Leaving Cert is finally cancelled

The cancellation of this years Leaving Certificate examination took us all by surprise.

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‘There are days when I still feel that guilt’: Manchester Arena survivor Freya Lewis recalls the horror of the terror attack

‘There are days when I still feel that guilt’: Manchester Arena survivor Freya Lewis recalls the horror of the terror attack

As the third anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing approaches, survivor Freya Lewis recalls the horror - and the hope that has followed

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Mum's the Word: It's best to avoid using swear words even if it makes you feel better

Mum's the Word: It's best to avoid using swear words even if it makes you feel better

Before lockdown lets face it we had a lot of time in the day to get the f bombs out of our system while the kids were in school but now that they are around us all ...

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Advice on working at home – from people who do it all the time

Advice on working at home – from people who do it all the time

Working from home might seem like an easier option, but there is plenty to learn about using your place of rest as your place of work.

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Lockdown Dad: We finally snapped and decided it’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch games console

Lockdown Dad: We finally snapped and decided it’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch games console

I’ve made a few big discoveries this week. First of all, it turns out that my wife doesn’t like me ogling glamour models. Secondly, we’re on the ...

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The Skin Nerd: Mineral make up is magical and ideal to look good on Zoom calls

The Skin Nerd: Mineral make up is magical and ideal to look good on Zoom calls

As many of us embrace a fully makeup-free lifestyle, there are just as many craving advice on how to look good on Zoom, Hangouts, WebEx and Teams in as short a time ...

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Making Cents: Don’t let your health suffer because of crisis

Making Cents: Don’t let your health suffer because of crisis

Gráinne McGuinness looks at how the health insurance industry is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

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Cancel culture: Planning for the milestones postponed by coronavirus

Cancel culture: Planning for the milestones postponed by coronavirus

Celebrating life's milestones is important. With this new normal, gathering with our friends and families for weddings and Communions isn't possible right now, but ...

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The original Derry girl: 50 years since Dana won the EurovisionThis story is enriched with multi-media content

The original Derry girl: 50 years since Dana won the Eurovision

It’s been 50 years since Dana won the Eurovision for Ireland. Pat Fitzpatrick caught up with her to ask about life as a singer, mother, politician and a very ...

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'It’s just bonkers!': Why Lucy Kennedy is just one of us

'It’s just bonkers!': Why Lucy Kennedy is just one of us

“I’m here in my dinning room, scaring the neighbours dressed like ET, in my PJs, slippers and no bra on”

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Life in Covid-19 lockdown from a child's perspective: I’m a kid ... get me out of here!

Life in Covid-19 lockdown from a child's perspective: I’m a kid ... get me out of here!

From wanting God to use his super powers to banish the virus, to going bowling for 10 days straight when everything returns to ‘normal’, Susan O’Shea ...

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Ask Audrey: 'I haven’t bribed a Guard since the New Twopothouse Drug Cartel incident'

Ask Audrey: 'I haven’t bribed a Guard since the New Twopothouse Drug Cartel incident'

Sorting Out Cork People for Ages

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Learning Points: pandemic parenting – it’s not just mum’s job

Learning Points: pandemic parenting – it’s not just mum’s job

My husband and I are now both working from home. We have 4 children. We are taking turns in the office, but he seems to think I should be doing all the work with ...

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Lockdown Dad: Sourdough has kept me going the past weeks. Although not as much as my amazing wife and kids

Lockdown Dad: Sourdough has kept me going the past weeks. Although not as much as my amazing wife and kids

THERE is no concrete news about lifting restrictions as I write. But the soundings from Dr Tony Holohan and the Government are clear — Abandon All Hope. In ...

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On the beat with the community Gardaí

On the beat with the community Gardaí

Dog-walking, traffic checks, lawn-cutting, food parcel drops and home visits, it’s all in a day’s work for Cork’s busy community Gardaí. ...

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Making Cents: Putting car off the road can lead to savings of 75%

Making Cents: Putting car off the road can lead to savings of 75%

One small silver lining for motorists during the current Covid-19 crisis is that they stand to benefit financially as a result of the restrictions imposed to stop ...

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School Daze: 'Be bold, and do not fear failure'

School Daze: 'Be bold, and do not fear failure'

I have a lot of really fond memories from primary school, but one of the memories that sticks out the most for me would be the school play — I always remember ...

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