Lindsay Woods: An Bord Pleanála has sealed the fates of half-a-million residents in Cork City and county

Imagine having to fight for your right to breathe? On May 31, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission to Indaver for construction of an incinerator at ...

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Brain food: Beat cognitive decline with daily serving of green veg

Researchers have found that eating just one serving of green leafy vegetables a day can slow down age-related cognitive decline, writes Margaret Jennings.Margaret ...

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Life goes on: Coping with the loss of a loved one

Having been affected by several bereavements, Patricia Wojnar now helps people overcome the loss of a loved one, writes Catherine Shanahan.

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Mindfully me: Teaching meditation to children

A valuable tool in coping with modern life, a psychologist believes the early introduction of mindfulness can be hugely beneficial, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Ask Audrey: My nickname is Goochey because I'm mad for Kerry football and the bit of sshtyle

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

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Picking a pooch-perfect place for Dog Friendly Ireland Day

Dogs Trust Ireland wants to discover just how dog friendly we are by getting pet owners to take to social media and document how accessible their favourite haunts ...

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Stress testing: Cork scientists create food which may relieve anxiety and depression

Because bacteria in the gut influence our emotions, Cork scientists have created a food that may alleviate anxiety and depression, says John Daly.

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Learning Points: Have we left it too late to unspoil our child?

I have only recently realised how spoilt my child is.

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Owning a hen can be relatively simple and they make great therapy animals

Caring for hens is relatively simple and their personalities and behaviour are elaborate, making them super therapy animals, writes Geraldine Walsh.

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'Living in direct provision is teaching us to be dependent, and weak'

Direct provision cocoons asylum seekers in a half-life of dependency. Unable to work and in fear of deportation, they stagnate in centres like the former Butlins ...

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We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with compromised immune systems or ...

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Debate: Should Miss Universe be axed?

Irish Examiner columnist Suzanne Harrington and Cailín Áine Ní Toibín - the current Miss Universe Ireland debate whether or not Miss ...

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Making Cents: Beware pitfalls of the giftcard and watch expiry date

Gráinne McGuinness offers some more consumer advice. This week she discusses being wary of gift cards.

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Wheeling in the years with Cork's multi sports club

In her wildest dreams, Eileen Simpson couldn’t have predicted her son would climb a wall.

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Flying into history with aviation festival

On June 15, 1919, Alcock and Brown landed in Connemara, 16 hours and 28 minutes after leaving Newfoundland.

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Online Lives: June Molloy Vladicka

Blogging came naturally to June Molloy Vladicka, a keen reader since childhood. She started MyFoodOdyssey.com, to share food tips, photos and stories of her family’s ...

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LINDSAY WOODS: The Chinese takeaway we order from does not even require a name or address from us any longer

A few weeks ago, I uploaded the following post on Instagram which read as:

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LOUISE O'NEILL: When I was hospitalised for anorexia, I was obsessed with the idea that other patients were ‘better’ at starving themselves

It's a funny thing, being the younger of two daughters. I often wonder how much of my personality is innate or how much of it I constructed in direct contrast with ...

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Making a pig’s ear of portraying daddy

From Peppa Pig to The Simpsons, why do cartoons portray dads as lazy and incompetent? Suzanne Harrington tries to make amends for Father’s Day.

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Cork’s adventurous artisan distillers doing wild things with apples, honey and milk

Cork’s adventurous artisan distillers are doing wild things with apples, honey and milk to create drinks with a difference. Joe O’Shea meets the makers. ...

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What lies beneath Frida Kahlo’s belongings locked away in a room for 50 years

Frida Kahlo’s belongings had been locked away in a room in her home on the outskirts of Mexico City for 50 years. It took four years for historians to catalogue ...

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10 things to do that are better than the World Cup

Ed Power rounds up the best non-World Cup activities to help keep you sane while everyone else dons their soccer pundit hat and becomes an offside rule expert.

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Ask Audrey: What’s the story with sitting next to a langer from Kerry on the train

Sorting out Cork people for ages...

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Learning Points: Finding ourselves among the changing tribe

It’s about refusing to allow your dreams to destroy you, writes Richard Hogan

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Sting in the tale for future of bees

A third of Ireland’s 99 species of bees are under threat. Essential to our eco-system, a plan is pollinating to protect them, says Helen O’Callaghan

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Dear Dad... Four celebs write the letters they would love their dads to read

Ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday, Ruth O’Connor asks an eclectic mix of Irish celebs to pen personal, heartfelt letters they would love their dads to ...

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Making Cents: Be on the ball for World Cup scams and phishing

Consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness

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Daddy vs The Threenager: A hilarious guide to the highs and lows of fatherhood

In this exclusive extract from his book, ‘No Sex, No Sleep’, Pat Fitzpatrick, guides us through dealing with the highs and lows of fatherhood

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On what would have been her 171st birthday, who was Millicent Fawcett?

The activist campaigned tirelessly throughout her life for women to get the vote.

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My father, the hero: Jack Mahony honoured for fighting in World War II

Most sons look up to their dads and think of them as heroes. As Father’s Day approaches Christina Dunne talk to a real hero and his son. Jack Mahony, 100, ...

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Online Lives: Meet entrepreneur Gracie Collier

ENTREPRENEUR Gracie Collier from Laois has been using social media to grow her clothing brand, SPICE Vintage. The 27-year-old, who sold vintage clothes at flea markets ...

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On your bikes: Bike week aims to highlight pedal-power in Cork

While there’s much to be done in making Cork a safer place for cyclists, Bike Week aims to show people of all ages the benefits of pedal-power, writes Caroline ...

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Lindsay Woods: I have turned to these lists as a form of security blanket

I like a good barometer. No, not the scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. More the ones that allude to ‘What’s ...

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Following in the footsteps of adventurous women

Intrepid adventurer Jacki Hill-Murphy talks with Rita de Brún about women venturing off the beaten path and retracing the steps of forgotten female explorers. ...

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Ask Audrey: We went to bed, 20 seconds later wasn’t herself complaining about my ability to stay the course.

Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages

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Learning Points: ‘Do what is fulfilling, not expedient’

There are many names for the sea gypsies of the southern island of Davao in the Philippines: Badjao, Samal Badjau, or Bayao to mention but a few.

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Land of the yogis - Intense yoga teacher training is not for the faint-hearted

Following in The Beatles’ footsteps, Elizabeth O’Neill travelled to Rishikesh, India, for intense yoga teacher training — and found it is not for ...

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Books for beach reading: Sizzling suggestions to fill your suitcase

From the tale of Eleanor Oliphaunt to the last stories of William Trevor, Marjorie Brennan offers a range of sizzling suggestions to fill your Kindle or suitcase.

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Sex and the City celebrates 20th anniversary

Twenty years on, we recognise that ‘Sex and the City’ didn’t always live up to female empowerment, but it did give us an honest portrayal of female ...

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Rethinking philosophy for students

Teachers are taking up the call to bring critical thinking into schools, facilitating the development of a ‘community of inquirers’, writes Alissa MacMillan. ...

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Going green with your household cleaning products could be easier than you think

Ditching some of those ultra-toxic formulas for something more natural doesn’t have to be a huge chore, as Abi Jackson finds out.

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‘I’m almost feral!’ Grumpy Old Woman Jenny Eclair on her light-hearted approach to ageing.

Jenny Eclair might be best known for her work in Grumpy Old Women, but the 58-year-old is far from crotchety.

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Making Cents: Put the free in summer holiday freedom

Gráinne McGuinness offers consumer advice on planning holidays.

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Daddy cool: Picking the perfect present for pops on Father's Day

Esther N McCarthy picks her top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas to celebrate June 17, with options to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Appliance of science: Why do we dream?

Dr Naomi Lavelle offers up some more scientific answers to your questions

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We face an epidemic of skin cancer

Siobhan McCarthy was one of the lucky ones who spotted her melanoma early enough for treatment. Others need to vigilant, writes Arlene Harris.

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'We don’t know how long Finn will be with us': Lives lived for our son

Áilín Quinlan talks to parents who are determined to give their son as full a life as possible.

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Online Lives: Meet fashion and design blogger Amie Brennan

Denise O'Donoughe meets Amie Brennan - a fashion and design blogger.

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Lindsay Woods: I have lost my way when it comes to cosmetics

I recently went on a very overdue night out. One of those ‘out-out’ nights.

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