Facebook, freedom, and the future

Our addiction to social media and online services means multinationals are capable of targeting us to sell their products and services. Áilín Quinlan asks if we need stronger checks on their power.

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Emma documents cancer journey online to help others in similar situation

Losing her hair was hard, but Emma Cassidy’s positive take on cancer included a pre-chemo party, writes Olivia Kelleher

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Online Lives: Meet fashion Snapchatter Rob Kenny

This week Denise O’Donoghue chats to Rob Kenny about fashion and social media

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Appliance of Science: Why do we get hangry?

This week’s question comes in from Niamh, from Galway, who would like to know…

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There’s a gin renaissance all right, but is it a tonic?

I’VE ALWAYS liked that old phrase, when life deals you lemons, make yourself a gin and tonic. It’s funnier and cheekier than the more insipid version, which advises you to make lemonade.

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Going the distance with Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard’s latest incarnation in what has been an eclectic career sees him take on the role of Queen Victoria’s son, writes Esther McCarthy

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Watch as we go shopping with Bressie and meet a man of many surprises

Esther N McCarthy is rolling in the aisles with Niall Breslin as he does his best to help her create healthy school lunches, introduce fish to the family menu and even shares his homemade granola bar recipe.

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Ask Audrey: Will my plastic surgery impact facial recognition on iPhoneX?

She’s been sorting out Cork people for years - here’s Audrey’s latest musings.

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Don't miss your free IE Style magazine this weekend

We've got your one stop shop for fashion, food, lifestyle and travel.

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Back from the brink: There is support for those battling depression

Depression is a debilitating condition that can have fatal consequences but there is plenty of help and support available, says Áilín Quinlan

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Palliative care gave me a better quality of life

As we recognise the positive role of palliative care, Áilín Quinlan talks to a father-of-three about his experience after a diagnosis of stage four neuroendocrine cancer

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Open Dialogue is a new way of dealing with mental health

Open Dialogue provides a new way of dealing with mental health issues. Áilín Quinlan looks at how it works.

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Even the words of George Hook’s apology were offensive to women

Radio personalities have a responsibility when it comes to tackling rape culture — but so do the show sponsors, says Suzanne Harrington

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The violence carried out by Crown Forces on women during the War of Independence was depicted in Ken Loach's film 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley'.

The rarely spoken about violence suffered by women during the Irish revolution

Niall Murray speaks to Professor Linda Connolly and others leading the call for more intense examination of sexual and other violence suffered by women during the Irish revolution a century ago

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Make a fresh start in September with free course to self-improvement

SEPTEMBER heralds the end of the summer and the beginning of the new school year. Even for those of us long gone from education, there is a fresh start feeling to this time of year. In many ways this is a much better time to make resolutions than the New Year, writes Gráinne McGuinness.

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Meet Aisling: The girl every Irish woman relates to

Every Irish woman will identify with Aisling, the comic creation of friends, Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght, says Ciara McDonnell.

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Letters from the frontline: The Irish great great grandfather who fought in the American civil war

Ellen Alden’s Irish great great grandfather fought in the American civil war to safeguard his family, says Ellie O’Byrne.

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No means no: Why sexual consent is a growing educational issue in colleges

Campaigns like SHAG and SHIFT weeks aim to put the focus on the big issue of sexual consent at third level institutions, writes Áilín Quinlan

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How can employers be more accessible to people with disabilities

A fire at home saw Seónaid Ó Murchadha lose three limbs. Now, she advises prospective employers how to be more accessible, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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Ask Audrey: Fota is full of wide-eyed animals, like visitors from Tipp

Got a dilemma? No problem! Ask Audrey has all the answers.

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Stepping up to help out at your local GAA club

Stephen Barry talks to the Cork football captain on why it takes a village of volunteers to raise a Paul Kerrigan.

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Body of evidence in a clean sport

Bill Linnane goes backstage at the National Bodybuilders Championship in Cork to hear about the competitors’ dedication to steroid-free methods of developing muscle

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How to pack the perfect punch for back to school lunch

Barely back to school a week and already run out of lunchbox ideas? Never fear,
Ruth O’Connor talks to the experts about how to pack a punch without compromising on nutrition or taste.

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Mum-of-seven shares her top parenting tips

As Jen Hogan’s book hits the shelves today, she gives us an insight into how she manages school with her seven children

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Getting your child to sleep can be a tiring process

Fiona O’Farrell, a paediatric occupational therapist specialising in development and sleep, gives tips on how to get your child settled into the school/sleep routine

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How to talk to teenagers

Educational psychologist Richard Hogan looks at a number of ways to get through to your teenagers

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Mountain man Simon Yates remembers over three decades on mountains and ice caps

Legendary explorer and climber Simon Yates will be talking about his experiences during his Cork tour, writes Conor Kane

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Online Lives: Meet fitness coach and author Pat Divilly

Pat Divilly from Galway says social media changed his life and allowed him to develop a thriving business.

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Appliance of Science: Do bats use sonar to communicate?

Nine-year-old Emma would like to know… “DO BATS USE SONAR TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER OR JUST TO LOCATE OBSTACLES AND FOOD?”

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The hot 100: We round up the big tickets for autumn

From movies to music, food to fashion, our critics round up the big tickets for autumn

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Getting to grips with a Netflix addiction

Lindsay Woods gets to grips with her Netflix addiction. The reason she can’t put the remote down? It’s nostalgia – mixed with the promise of something new

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The new ways we watch TV

As the autumn TV schedules are launched, Ed Power recalls the days before multiple screens and streaming –and finds himself strangely nostalgic for the days we watched TV as a family

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‘Judge me on my food’ says Danni Barry - Ireland's only Michelin star female chef

Danni Barry does not want to be known as the only ‘female’ chef in Ireland who has a Michelin star. Her gender is irrelevant, she tells Joe McNamee

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Titanic Beneath exhibition recreates sight of doomed ship on sea bed

On the 32nd anniversary of the discovery of the wreckage of the Titanic, Conor Kane talks to an underwater explorer, the first Irishman to set eyes on the doomed ship on the bottom of the ocean floor.

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Ask Audrey: My millionaire friend has an office in Cork and he says nobody stops at pedestrian crossings

Hola. I have started going out with this Irish guy at work, he is very nice. The only problem is, his breath smells so bad that his friends call him Carrigaline. (I didn’t understand this at first. Then I went to  Carrigaline.)

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Festival founder Chuck Kruger bids farewell to island home of Cape Clear

This weekend, American author Chuck Kruger will enjoy one last instalment of the storytelling festival he founded on Cape Clear, writes Aisling Meath.

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How to find a job in the digital age

It can be quite daunting if you are a social media novice, but embracing online resources in your job search is vital in today’s market, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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It's a family affair: The ups and downs of being part of the family business

While the influence of Donald Trump’s children in the White House has garnered mixed reactions, following in the footsteps of the family business can reap its own rewards, says Rita de Brún.

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The wardrobe builders: How Cork's independent boutiques predict the next new fashion trend

Carolyn Moore talks to some of Cork’s best-loved independent boutiques about how they predict what their customers will love from the A/W trends.

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