An unforgettable campaigner talks social injustice

Campaigner, Dr Ebun Joseph, talks to Shamim Malekmian about social injustice, being a middle child, and the battle to get Ireland’s first black studies university ...

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Learning Points: New Junior Cert English syllabus is just confusing

I always remember the excitement I felt walking into my English class in Rochestown Capuchin College, Cork.

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Doing a shedload of good for comradeship and community

The Men’s Sheds association is filling a gap of comradeship and community, writes John Daly, as he headed to Cork to attend the largest gathering of the association ...

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New rebel army: Five well-known people discuss putting down roots in Cork

To celebrate the launch of We Are Cork, Ciara McDonnell chats to five of Cork’s most prominent blow-ins about putting down roots in the rebel county.

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Making Cents: First-year students also learning how to budget for year

It will have been an exhilarating start to the new college year for third-level students, with classmates to meet, timetables to schedule, and maybe even the odd ...

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Trust your gut instincts when it comes to probiotics

When it comes to the benefits of probiotics, it depends on who you ask. However, Pat Fitzpatrick is convinced that kefir works for him.

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Self-help or narcissism? Mixed messages in social media

Aileen C. O’Reilly ponders the rise of motivational superiority online.

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Online Lives: Rory Carrick talks EatDrinkRunFun

Rory Carrick is the man behind EatDrinkRunFun.com, which he set up in March, 2014 to focus on his passions.

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The Skin Nerd’s 10 Skin Commandments

Jennifer Rock gives us her top tips for winter skin in this exclusive extract from her new book The Skin Nerd.

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Lindsay Woods: No longer do we have to run the gauntlet of leaving the bedroom windows open

September is the new January. But,without the festive burnout, increased waistlines and frantic Google searches to locate several recipes as to how best to use up/conceal ...

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This much I know: Author Sarah Crossan

I always knew that I wanted to write.

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Home of the Year’s Hugh Wallace on Irish farmers ahead of Ploughing Championships

You mightn’t expect Home of the Year’s Hugh Wallace to be a regular at the Ploughing Championships — but he’s got a message for Irish farmers, ...

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Louise O'Neill: Instead of being mindful, of staying focused in this moment, I am all too eager to find a way of escaping

I’ve written before about The Artist’s Way, a 12-week programme designed by Julia Cameron to help unblock creativity.

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Granny knows best with skills and wisdom to pass onto grandchildren

Grandmother’s Day, September 30, is a fun way for older people to pass on their life skills and wisdom to their grandchildren, says Joe McNamee.

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Term time: 10 ways to get your work-life balance right

With the children back to school, it might be time to reassess your working situation and to ask your boss for greater flexibility, writes Andrea Mara

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The deadly trail of the Spanish Flu through Ireland in 1918

In 1918, the world faced an epidemic worse than the Black Death. The disease could not have arrived in Ireland at a worse time. The war meant that many doctors were ...

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Ask Audrey: Would my insurance cover a cougar scratching my 182c E-class Mercedes?

Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages...

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New frontiers: Kathryn Thomas on being surpirsed by motherhood

Multi-tasking RTE star Kathryn Thomas recently added ‘mum’ to her impressive CV. Now back at work, she talks toHelen O’Callaghan about learning ...

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Tric Kearney: 'Her mind was taken up by the important things in a 16-year-old's life. What to wear? What to do with her hair?'

My apologies if you were disturbed last Wednesday around lunchtime, by a loud hissing noise, not unlike the air leaking out of a giant balloon.

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Watch: Anna Geary and friends on achieving your goals one at a time

Put your future success in good hands — your own, says lifestyle coach Anna Geary.

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Fanning the flames of separatism: New book explores the Fenian movement from Munster to North America

Eva O’Cathaoir explores the origins of the Fenian movement in Munster and its spread throughout Ireland, Britain and North America

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Learning Points: Labelling our kids as useless is nothing new

Are these snowflakes, cotton-wool teens, Generation Zs, really any different to previous generations, asks Richard Hogan

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Vivienne Connolly is determined to change the conversation around aging

Vivienne Connolly is trying to change the conversation around aging with her event in Cork this month, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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Irish women's fight against slavery during the Great Famine

Throughout his visit to Ireland, many females rallied to help former slave Frederick Douglass in his campaign for abolition, writes Robert Hume.

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Never too early to start planning for the festive season

I don't want scare anyone, and I apologise in advance for bringing up the C-word, but it is now just over 100 days until Christmas. I am not one of those lunatics ...

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Margaret O'Connor is turning heads in the most unusual spots in town

Ruth O’Connor discovers Margaret O’Connor’s mischievous street art millinery popping up in some unusual spots.

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Why I am calling time on phone alarms

Nick Rubin says you should abandon your phone’s alarm and wake up with the rest of the living world

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Online Lives: Cavan blogger Karen Louise Daly on staying positive

Blogger Karen Louise Daly, from Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, loves chatting online about vintage fashion and beauty.

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LINDSAY WOODS: The best advice as on how to best deal with aggressive commentary online

Language, and how we use it, is incredibly important. Even more so in relation to our online engagements. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece outlining how I had found ...

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Convincing a Clare man that West Cork is best

If The Eccles Hotel is good enough for Pippa Middleton then it’s good enough for us, says Louise O’Neill

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Under the sea - scuba diving off the coast of Spain

Roisin Burke takes to the sea for the holiday of a lifetime – scuba diving off the coast of Spain

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Ask Audrey: Blackrock people won’t run for the Áras, they’d resent moving into a smaller house

Audrey's been sorting out Cork people for years...

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Face of Gaza’s traumatised people

A documentary to be broadcast tonight tells the stories of the Palestinian people living under blockade and military occupation, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Learning Points: Lessons to be learned for child who fears school

When you give into your child’s demands to stay home, you’re reinforcing avoidance

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Back to the chalkface routine of school runs

With an empty house for the first time in 17 years, Jen Hogan finds acclimatising to the school routine is full of mixed blessings.

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The dynamics of dyslexia as told by a specialist

Cork-based dyslexia specialist and guidance counsellor, Sascha Roos, on why she wrote a dyslexia-friendly guidebook for parents.

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Making Cents: Plenty of free online courses to fire imagination

From junior infants in their spanking new uniforms to third-level students returning after a summer of travel, there is no getting away from the back-to-school feeling ...

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On the crest of a wave: Ireland's junior surf life savers

Ahead of the European Junior Surf Life Saving Championships in Clare, next week, some of the Irish competitors talk to Arlene Harris.

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Ireland's battle to save our wildlife

Amy Lewis highlights the measures taken in tackling crimes against Ireland’s wildlife and the need for more action.

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Online Lives: Sarah Slattery, The Travel Expert

Travel blogger Sarah Slattery gave up her career as a travel agent to start her blog, TheTravelExpert.ie.

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Pensioner playdates: when playschools visit nursing homes

Everybody involved seems to benefit when kids from playschools visit nursing homes, writes Geraldine Walsh.

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Lindsay Woods: To say I wish the Sex and the City movies never happened is an understatement

"Whereas I had once looked upon the character of Carrie with reverence, it was now apparent that she was, in fact, not very likeable at all"

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Getting to know Sky presenter Rachel Wyse

From her upcoming wedding to just how she got her big break as a Sky presenter, Rachel Wyse reveals all toEsther McCarthy.

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Hollywood’s most in-demand composers plans to make Cork home

For classically trained composer Doyle, whose epic film soundtracks include Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Carlito’s Way, happening upon Sgt ...

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This much I know: Chef Takashi Miyazaki

Hilary Fennell meets TV presenter and Chef Takashi Miyazaki.

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Ask Audrey: The definition of an alcoholic in Ireland is a friend who drinks more than you

Sorting out Cork people for years...

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The fact and fiction of Cork pirate Captain Anne Bonny

Robert Hume explores six popular myths about the improbable life of Cork’s Anne Bonny, the Caribbean pirate queen.

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Game of trolls: What is it like to be a victim of online abuse?

From taunts about people’s looks to death threats and suggestions of suicide, online abuse is common in Ireland. Shamim Malekmian speaks to a victim and a ...

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How to plan a party – and stay sane and solvent

Odd parents, uninvited kids and nut allergies are just some of the hazards to overcome when organising a birthday party for your child, says Ed Power.

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