Lindsay Woods: I will never tire of seeing my husband on the pitch with our son. Nor my daughter arguing her point with a ref

I never understood the lure of sports. In particular, team sports. As a child the only extra-curricular activities on offer to us in the area we lived were either ...

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Fashion isn’t just glamour anymore, so what can we expect from the Oscars?

The Golden Globes’ dress code and its impact reminded people that fashion isn’t just glamour. So what, Carolyn Moore asks, can we expect at this year’s Oscars?

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Through the eyes of a child: Well-known Irish parents on what they read to their kids

Ahead of World Book Day, Ciara McDonnell asks well-known Irish parents what they read to their kids. Plus, she compiles a list of top reads for every age.

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Here's what we learned from London Fashion Week

From Richard Malone’s vibrant opener to Christopher Bailey’s Burberry curtain-call, London Fashion Week showcased great things from the Irish and major Brit-brands ...

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A look inside Cork's retail gem for craft makers and hobbyists

Carol O’Callaghan visits a unique retail gem in the heart of Cork City serving the needs of craft makers, homemakers, bookworms, and hobbyists — and ...

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Meet the couple who open their hearts and home to children in time of crisis

Sally and Donal Daly have been fostering for 30 years, they are there for children in a time of crisis, writes Catherine Shanahan.

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Ask Audrey: Huge excitement among Cork intelligentsia - all three seen in the Hi-B at weekend

She's been sorting out Cork people for ages...

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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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Why don't we have a day to celebrate Ireland's LGBT history?

As we enter the final stretch of a decade of centenaries, Caomhan Keane wonders why there isn’t a specific day set aside to remember the travails of the LGBT ...

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Friend or foe: Toxic friendships and how to cut them out

When friendships turn toxic, sometimes it’s just better to walk away from the situation, writes Ciara Courtney

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Online Lives: Meet Tracey Smith of mumsmakeupbag.com

Tracey Smith from Mayo has been blogging for over a year.

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Spirit of the sea: Beara Ocean Gin and tourism are a match made in heaven

Ciara McDonnell meets the man behind Beara Ocean Gin and finds out why tourism and gin are a match made in heaven

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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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Truly great adventurer Freya Hoffmeister and her paddle around the Irish coast

Kayaker extraordinaire and motivational speaker Freya Hoffmeister tells Dan MacCarthy how she paddled around South America.

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Ask Audrey: Youghal without tracksuits is an entire town walking around in the nip

She's been sorting out Cork people for ages

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Soap bubbles with saucy plot: A day on the set of Ros na Rún

Esther N McCarthy gets a front-row seat in tonight’s episode of ‘Ros na Rún’. She talks to some of its key players.

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Learning points: When suicide occurs in our community, it cannot go unspoken about

I still remember, vividly, the last conversation I had with a childhood friend of mine. I was out one Saturday night in Cork and happened to bump into him, writes ...

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Labour of love: Valentine’s Day from the point of view of those in the romance business

Ciara McDonnell asks the people who make romance happen what it’s like to work on Valentine’s Day.

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Which of these 7 Valentine's Day couples are you?

Pat Fitzpatrick lists the Seven Couples of Valentines. Which one of them are you?

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Making Cents: Try to leave the cards at home and save with cash

Hands up who will take enthusiastic part in Pancake Tuesday today but be less inclined to eat fish tomorrow?

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Flipping marvellous pancake facts

From Otzi the Iceman to Cork’s Liberty Grill, pancakes have a long, glorious, and very tasty history, writes Robert Hume.

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Online Lives: Nicola Naessens - blogger and mother of five

Denise O'Donoghue meets Wexford woman Nicola Naessens - a blogger and mum to five children.

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13 gift ideas to keep your sweetheart sweet this Valentine’s Day

Love is a many-splendored thing, says Esther N McCarthy, and so too it getting a heart-felt something special this Valentine’s Day. Here are 13 ideas to keep ...

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Straight from the heart: Ireland’s romantic fiction writers tell us about their favourite love-themed movies

Ireland’s romantic fiction writers tell Caomhán Keane about their favourite love-themed movies of all time

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5 minutes with Tessa Sanderson

Olympic gold medallist Tessa Sanderson is one of five stars taking an on-screen holiday together in Celebrity 5 Go Barging. She tells Georgia Humphreys about the ...

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Eight new new rules for dating in 2018

From Tinder to ghosting, modern dating is complicated writes Suzanne Harrington. So read on for the new rules

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Well-known Irish readers pay tribute to the books that changed their lives

In a new book, librarian Annie Spence writes letters to the books that moved her. Here, Irish celebrities write love notes to the tomes that changed their lives, ...

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Moe Dunford is about to become a household name

His four-year stint on Vikings has just come to an end, but with six movie releases this year alone, an IFTA nomination and his latest role as Amy Huberman’s ...

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Lindsay Woods: Don’t fight Peppa Pig. Embrace it. That pig may save your marriage

Any pre-conceived notions you had regarding your child’s ‘Firsts’ will be shattered into teeny, tiny, yet still sharp, millions of pieces, writes ...

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Swipe right for love? Three men on the jungle that is online dating

It’s never been easier to hook up online but starting a relationship is another matter. Steve Neville, Cillian Sherlock and Greg Murphy share their experiences ...

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Getting date night right in the #MeToo era

SAOIRSE Ronan is sure to have one very important date marked in her diary after being nominated for her third Oscar for her role in the dramedy Lady Bird.

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Meet the nana who knits life-changing dolls for amputee children and adults

Margaret Jennings talks to Andrea Harrison, a 57-year-old leg amputee who knits amputee dolls to help children and adults come to terms with their disability

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Ask Audrey: 'I'm worried that Young Offenders will affect house prices in Sunday's Well'

She's been sorting out Cork people for ages...

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Cheating at the Winter Olympics: the cold facts

As athletes make their way to Pyeongchang, South Korea, to take part in curling and bobsleigh, ice hockey and luge, will all the competitors be playing fair? Robert ...

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7 ways to squeeze quality time into busy family life

Working parents are time-poor and it’s making families miserable. Claire Spreadbury asks the experts for some genuinely achievable advice.

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Take a bite of these tasty treats without the guilt

Here are our choices of tasty treats that you can enjoy without feeling guilty about abandoning your resolve to eat healthier, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Learning Points: What to do when it smells like teen spirit

Oscar Wilde said ‘to win back my youth, there is nothing I wouldn’t do — except take exercise, get up early, or be a useful member of the community’, ...

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Debate: Should there be homework in primary school?

Pat Fitzpatrick makes the case for homework in primary school, saying there is nothing wrong with doing half anhour a night. Andrea Mara says the research indicates ...

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Top tips to keep your relationship intact

February and March have little to offer, so turn your thoughts to getting the best out of your relationship, says Pat Fitzpatrick.

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Making Cents: If an offer is too good to be true then it really is

If last month’s plans included a resolution or two, then chances are there was an online element to it, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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Social media sees sparkle fade as Meghan Markle quits for good

Royal-to-be Meghan Markle is the latest celeb to quit social media. Should we follow suit, asks Helen O’Callaghan.

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Online Lives: Travel writer Janet Newenham

Travel writer, Janet Newenham, shares her adventures on her blog, JournalistOnTheRun.com, and provides a variety of options for her readers.

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Cork's oldest Airbnb 'superhost' shares his secret

At 85, retired vet Ian Stretch is the oldest Cork ‘superhost’ on Airbnb. He tells

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Martin Quinn was inspired by Malala when recovering from stroke

Martin Quinn suffered a stroke as he was preparing to welcome the famous Pakistani teenager to Ireland.

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Appliance of science: The science of love and attraction

The laws of gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love – Albert Einstein.

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Writer and director Greta Gerwig shifting the focus for women

That Greta Gerwig, writer and director of Lady Bird, is a confident young woman making movies about confident young women feels especially meaningful right now, ...

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