Lindsay Woods: 'After booting the apples of my eye down the school drive, I returned home to that often revered yet rare sound of… silence'

WE NEED to talk about storage. In particular, toy storage. Because it has gripped me. Feverishly. Yet, I appear to be not alone in this particular affliction, says ...

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On the crest of a wave - Stephanie Rainey is set for global success

Within 24 hours of her song Please Don’t Go, and the accompanying video, appearing on Facebook, Stephanie Rainey had more than a million hits. Today, the Cork ...

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Meet the man who has has worked with everyone from Arcade Fire to Calvin Harris

Music Cork, the industry showcase, returns to the city for a second year. Top of the bill is Isaac Green, the esteemed A&R at Columbia who has worked with everyone ...

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A new series explores what lies beneath Ireland’s most northern Atlantic waters

Ken O’Sullivan has been an underwater cameraman for the past 14 years. In his new series, he voyages from his Clare home to Ireland’s most northern Atlantic ...

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Ask Audrey: Spending more than 150 is My Big Fay Gypsy Confirmation

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages.

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Are you micro-cheating? The new relationship buzz-word is dividing the media

Are you micro-cheating? Is your partner? Is it even a thing? The new buzz-word in relationships has divided social media. Ellie O’Byrne investigates with the ...

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Rape survivor Madeleine Black is taking back her life through forgiveness

Madeline Black was gang raped when she was 13 but, in time, decided she would not be defined by what happened, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Making Cents: An architect could open doors for you and for Simon

Consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness

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Should you curse in front of your children?

Andrea Mara and Pat Fitzpatrick debate cursing in front of children

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Bar set far too low for Down syndrome kids

Parents can help their children with Down Syndrome reach their full potential, but more help from the Government is needed, writes Aedin Collins

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Hustling like a Fox: Vivica A Fox discusses her new book 'Every Day I'm Hustlin'

Molly Lambert talks to actress Vivica A Fox about her new book, ‘Every Day I’m Hustling’

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Runner of the Week: Dublin Front Runners

Each week, Denise O'Donoghue profiles one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City marathon this June

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‘It was time to tell my story’: Tara Flynn on her play about travelling for an abortion

Tara Flynn didn’t set out to become a face of the Repeal the Eighth campaign. She was just a woman, she says, who had a crisis pregnancy — and wrote ...

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Ciara Doherty making a fresh start on Ireland AM

Ciara Doherty stepped in as ‘Ireland AM’ co-anchor last autumn just days after her return from honeymoon — and she’s never been happier, ...

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Lindsay Woods: Struggling with 'Slow Living' in Ireland

There’s a new form of hype in town: ‘Slow Living’. It is defined as follows: ‘A lifestyle emphasising slower approaches to everyday life’, ...

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Lap of the Irish map: 65-year-old embarks on 1,500-mile charity run

Margaret Jennings talks to Mary Nolan-Hickey who is about to complete an epic charity run around the entire coast, becoming the first woman to do so.

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Sick of being a doctor: Over-worked hospital medics pushed towards the brink

The stress on over-worked hospital medics and GPs is pushing them out of the industry, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Marriage our way: Why alternative weddings are on the rise

Harry and Meghan are not the only couple departing from the wedding rule book. Love is breaking out all over, says Catherine Foley.

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Learning points: Show your child how to cope with anxiety, not beat it

In last week’s article, I discussed anxiety and offered different ways of thinking about it. I suggested that in some cases teenagers come to view anxiety ...

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The dirty secret of a happy marriage

Hiring a cleaner can go a long way towards a harmonious home by relieving the stress associated with who does what around the house, writes Arlene Harris.

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A nation of wasters? How three families learned how to better tackle their trash

Is Ireland really ‘a nation of wasters’ or have we learned to recycle? With the help of three families over the Easter midterm, Ellie O’Byrne assesses ...

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MAKING CENTS: Students should learn now if eligible for a grant

THE SUSI grant process for the 2018/19 academic year opened last week. Prospective students and their parents should apply as soon as possible.

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Meet the babies who blister at a touch

Butterfly Skin is a beautiful name for a horrific disease that can lead to aggressive cancer. Even a hug can be painful.

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Five minutes with David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik

Comedy hit Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan, is back after a long wait for its fifth and final series. Creators David Crane - who ...

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Trinity students fight for rights

Trinity student Brian O’Flynn says the scholarships programme is from a bygone era and no longer fit for purpose

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Cork woman describes living with cystic fibrosis

Cork woman Kate Walsh won’t let cystic fibrosis stop her from living a full and active life, she tells Karen Murray

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Runner of the week: Claire Callanan

Claire Callanan will be honouring the memory of her parents by running in this year's Cork City Marathon, writes Denise O'Donoghue

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Lindsay Woods: I have officially tendered my resignation in the pursuit of wanton weekend activities

In recent years the lure of the sofa is greater than the promise of an outdoor excursion, writes Lindsay Woods

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Longford writer says returning to the family farm saved his life

John Connell is the bestselling author of ‘The Cow Book’. His memoir is the story of his return to his family farm in Co Longford – and how that ...

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Local hero Will Sliney bringing Comic Expo back to Cork

To many, Will Sliney must have the dream job – illustrating Marvel superheroes from his home in East Cork. Next weekend he brings his Comic Expo back to his ...

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Fade to grey – why it’s time to ditch the dye

Silver hair has gone mainstream, writes Eimear Ryan, as she wonders if she should embrace the trend

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Irish women on feminism and gender equality

As the #MeToo movement grows, so too do the ranks of females who call themselves feminists. Helen O’Callaghan chats with six high-profile women about their ...

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Kids can’t afford to weight and see

Life is hectic and convenience is the name of the game but parents urgently need to tackle their children’s poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles, writes ...

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Learning Points: Labelling kids as anxious will not help them to cope

One of the most prevalent issues I encounter in the therapeutic setting is that of teenage anxiety.

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Male birth control pill on long finger

Heart-stopping poison once used on the arrow tips of tribal warriors points the way towards that most elusive of contraceptive devices: the male birth control pill, ...

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The bald truth about why I shaved my head

Why is our idea of how a woman should look so inherently tied to the preferred feminine? asks the newly-shorn Geraldine Walsh.

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Reflect on repeal movement through new book

A new anthology book offers a deeply compassionate and powerful insight into the movement to repeal the 8th Amendment. Ciara McDonnell talks to its editor, Una Mullally. ...

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Appliance of Science: Where did numbers come from?

Seven-year-old Lile from Bray, Co Wicklow, has counting on her mind and she sent me this question. “Who made up numbers and when do they stop?” It seems ...

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King of comedy:  Fionnán McSwiney

Fionnán McSwiney wasn’t diagnosed with autism until he was 18. It hasn’t stopped the UCC student pursuing a career as a stand-up, writes Shamim ...

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Runner of the week: Gareth Armstrong

Each week Denise O'Donoghue profiles one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City Marathon this June

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You know what is one of the worst things you can say to a woman who has had a miscarriage? Nothing at all

By Lindsay Woods ON November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became the 44th President Elect of The United States of America. That same evening, I became a statistic: The ...

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Have You Got 'Selfitis'? Take the test that helps you find out

A new selfie museum has opened its doors in LA. Suzanne Harrington grabs her phone and takes a look.

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Isabella Rossellini back where she belongs at Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini has returned to the beauty brand that fired her two decades ago. She tells Carolyn Moore why.

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Resetting your body clock on an irregular shift work pattern

Many shift workers experience health difficulties due to their irregular hours. Aileen Lee looks at how they can better manage eating, sleeping and waking patterns. ...

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Fooling around as April Fools’ Day falls on Easter

It’s not often that April Fools’ Day coincides with Easter Sunday. In fact, the last time this happened was when Jack the Ripper was around in 1888, ...

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The boomerang generation: Kids coming back to the roost

It wasn’t meant to be like this — for parents or their children. But what happens when the kids come back to roost and how can the terms and conditions ...

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The first cut is the deepest for heartbroken teens

As our children move into the adolescent years, we often, as parents, worry about what’s ahead.

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