New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

When a Midleton man was knocked down he suffered horrific head injuries. The driver denied it was his fault and his insurers refused to help with rehabilitation costs, but CCTV footage told a different story. David O’Driscoll is now trying to piece his life back together.

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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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The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

It’s the biggest cancer killer, and yet 27% of Irish people can’t name one symptom of lung cancer. This Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Ellie O’Byrne talks to a couple all too familiar with the disease, and with a researcher dedicated to improving patients’ outcomes.

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Are we in danger of endorsing teen depression?

In my work as a school psychotherapist, I have been alarmed by the increasing number of students coming to me because they are experiencing difficulties in their personal life.

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Hopefully she had an idea...

Unknown in 1991, Dolores O’Riordan was soon fronting one of the biggest band in the world, writes Joyce Fegan

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Laughter is the best medicine for Children in Hospital Ireland group

The Children in Hospital Ireland group literally makes hospitals a happier place for any child who has to be there — no matter how long their stay, writes Caroline Delaney.

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The lady behind the lens of many celebrity weddings

Celebrity photographer Jenny McCarthy talks with Rita de Brún about life, her love for Martin King, and some of the celebrity weddings she has photographed.

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Online Lives: Meet photographer John Murray who helps people see the beauty in themselves

Photographer John Murray is keen to help people see the beauty in themselves, especially as social media is saturated with retouched and edited photos.

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Lindsay Woods: You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle 'the refuse collection'

Maya Angelou has stated that, “…you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things; a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights”.

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In full flight: Does technology really help with the kids on long haul flights?

Can tech make long-haul travel with kids easier? David Gilbert finds out the hard way

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Generation Gap: How Millennials are challenging traditional work practices

Millennials want to be more involved in the workplace with direct access to the decision makers. But the transition from flexible college deadlines to fixed company targets can be difficult, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Ask Audrey: How can I get my girlfriend to stop shouting for Jesus in bed?

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages.

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Have we lost the ability to communicate?

Over the holiday period we packed up the car, and like a scene from National Lampoons, headed off - exhaust pipe dragging along the ground, to visit my wife’s parents down in West Cork, writes Richard Hogan

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How much control do we really have over how we think and act?

Our decisions can be influenced by a complex matrix of forces, from parasites to genetics. Carl Dixon explores how much control we really have over how we think and act.

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Game Tech: Far Cry moves to open world

Somewhere in America, a far-right leader has promised to lead his people to salvation, but the reality is far more sinister. No, we’re not talking about Donald Trump — this is Far Cry 5.

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Is Peppa Pig leading to more GP visits for children?

Are friendly Dr Brown Bear and Peppa Pig leading to more GP visits for children — as well as more unnecessary medication? Arlene Harris reports.

 

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Making towns more friendly for the elderly

Age-friendly initiatives to assist older people are being investigated and implemented across the
country, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Why we love to read and what our favourite authors enjoyed as children

Irene Halpin Long meets a class of book lovers in Cork, and also chats to established authors about what they read as children.

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Making cents: Quitting smoking a burning issue every year

Every January, the same promises appear again and again on New Year’s resolution lists. New items, like “less time online”, might be gaining in popularity, but exercising more, losing weight, and quitting smoking are hardy perennials. They keep appearing because they can be tough to achieve.

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Refusal to ‘grow up’ and embracing your inner potential

There are some people who will never choose just one career. Nuala Woulfe reports on those who embrace their inner passions and potential

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Online Lives: Meet blogger Katie Brennan

This week Denise O’Donoghue meets Katie Brennan of okaybee.net

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The hot 100: These are the big tickets for 2018

From movies to music, food to fashion, our critics reveal their picks for the year ahead.

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The Body Broker: Authorities let Arthur Rathburn do business despite signs of his bizarre practices

Arthur Rathburn is accused of dismembering donated bodies with a chainsaw and renting HIV-infected parts to medical professionals. Prosecutors hailed his arrest. But for years, authorities let him do business despite signs of his bizarre practices, writes John Shiffman

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The hot 100: These are the big tickets for 2018

From movies to music, food to fashion, our critics reveal their picks for the year ahead.

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The top pop culture retrospectives of 2018

What anniversaries will you be reading about in 2018? From 30 years of the web to 15 years since that Madonna/Britney kiss, take a trip down memory lane with Suzanne Harrington.

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Lindsay Woods: I decided towards the end of last year, I really didn’t mind who I was

Mere minutes into this bright, shiny New Year; I had already been presented with, via social media, several recipes for green smoothies, 30 minute ‘at home workout’ routines and a myriad of posts on maximising my time management and life in general. And I was already bored of it, writes Lindsay Woods.

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Wild Ways

Lessons in stillness

Meghan O’Rourke travels to one of the quietest places on earth for lessons in stillness. 

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Helping students reach the height of mindfulness through Everest experience

If the power of the mind helped John Burke to top Mt Everest, can students use it to reach peak potential? writes Trish Flanagan.

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Ask Audrey: 'I’m afraid it’s impossible to stay classy while admitting you bought a house in Glanmire'

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages.

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Learning Points: If you make one resolution, be kinder to yourself

New Year, new you, right? But what if I told you that most of the resolutions you will make this year are designed to fail so that you can achieve the self-fulfilling prophecy that you are just too weak to be able to accomplish it in the first place?

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The means to protect your tween: Keeping kids safe online

Spend time with your youngster to set up some ground rules on phone and internet use — particularly in relation to unsupervised access, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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GAMETECH: The Kildare man behind this year's number one video game

Brendan Greene was born in Ireland, a country of roughly 4.5 million people. Earlier this week, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the video game that Greene created, recorded more than 3 million people playing at once on Steam. Greene doesn’t need Ireland any more — he has a country of his own, now, writes Ronan Jennings

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Tips on helping kids out of their shells

Home tutor Valerie Sheehan has developed books for children with autism, offering strategies to support all of the family, says Karen Murray.

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Living longer: Prevention is better than the cure

Current lifestyles have normalised being motionless in front of a screen eating junk, says Suzanne Harrington.

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Making Cents: Brave new world for your 2018 finances

Happy New Year! Christmas is over and it is time to embrace the blank page that is 2018, writes Gráinne McGuinness. 

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Dieting fads through the years

Desperate to shed the festive pounds? History shows you are in good company. But you might think twice before plumping for certain diets from the past, says Robert Hume.

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