Meet Michael Moss - London’s last Irish farmer

Robert Mulhern meets the Co Tyrone man who made the unusual move of leaving rural Ireland to go farming in London

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Online Lives: Meet Grace Mongey, aka FacesByGrace

When Grace Mongey (FacesByGrace) started speaking more candidly on social media about some of the struggles she has faced, she saw her online following grow rapidly.

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Tired of Tinder? There are more apps to try

THE world of online dating has come a long way from its origins in recent times.

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Still in the running: Sonia O’Sullivan on overcoming life's setbacks

From Atlanta in 1996 to her elimination from Celebrity Masterchef, running has always helped Sonia O’Sullivan overcome her setbacks. She tells Esther McCarthy why she reaches for her running shoes to deal with life’s challenges.

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Harry Styles leaves boyband days behind to become acting’s newest recruit

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles has dispensed with his boyband heartthrob status to play a regular soldier in Christopher Nolan’s WW2 drama, Dunkirk, says Shilpa Ganatra.

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Best foot forward: the best footwear for summer

Esther N McCarthy picks eight of the best summer footwear, from toe-thongs to leather loafers.

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Weekend loves: This week’s must do, see & buy

SEE THIS: A truly unique concept from artist Alan James Burns, he brings his new work, Entirely Hollow Aside From The Dark, to five caves across the country.

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Something for the weekend

Look to the Skies: The 12th annual Bray Air Display 2017, an aerobatic extravaganza supported by the Irish Aviation Authority, takes place this weekend with some of the most skilled aerobatic performers from across the world. 

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Let’s be more like Queen Beyoncé online - and keep the rest for ourselves

How should you deal with social media’s constantly increasing demands? Be more like Beyoncé, writes Jenna Wortham.

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Crystals, horoscopes, psychics - Are millennials more open to the mystical?

Millennials are looking to angel cards, crystals and psychics to connect with an ‘other world’ where life has a sense of meaning, says Lorraine Courtney.

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In the name of love ... Is this U2s biggest fan?

As U2 tune up for tomorrow’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Croke Park, Dublin, Olivia Kelleher meets their biggest fan.

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‘Our wonder boy had craniofacial op at four months’

The parents of baby Finn put their faith in the doctors at Temple Street after they learnt their boy’s skull would be disfigured without surgery, writes Jen Hogan.

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Three quarters of children spend less time outside than prison inmates

There is a risk that we are raising children that are physically unscathed by injury but are psychologically fragile, Carl Dixon tells Mark Boyden.

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How to make office wear work for you this summer

There is no reason why the heat should leave us struggling to strike a balance between what’s appropriate for the office and what works for the weather, writes Carolyn Moore

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After 200 years, why do we still love Jane Austen?

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Olivia Kelleher looks at why modern audiences are still very much enamoured with her.

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King of the castle at the beach

The time-honoured place for a summer’s day out is the beach. Whatever the weather, you can always build a sand castle, says Robert Hume. Bucketloads of people have been doing so for generations.

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How Rich Roll went from obese alcoholic to ultra athlete

A vegan, plant diet turned Rich Roll from obese alcoholic into an ultra athlete who ran five ‘ironmen’ in a week, says Carl Dixon.

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Online Lives: James Kavanagh

Grab the nearest person under the age of 35 and ask them who you should follow on Snapchat. More often than not, you’ll hear the name, James Kavanagh.

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Why does the air go wrinkly when it gets hot?, asks seven-year-old

Holiday season is in full swing but there is no rest for the curious mind. This question was sent in by seven year-old Dominic, from the beach in France, while on holiday.

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Opening Lines: Does money affect children's outcomes

The London School of Economics this week published a cheerful report under the title Does Money Affect Children’s Outcomes? An Update.

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'A small piece of strength' stolen from motor neurone disease sufferer every day

Motor neurone disease (MND) is like a shadowy, unwelcome guest, who has arrived at her family home and refuses to leave, says Ruth Fitzmaurice.

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This much I know: Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin, Garden designer, in conversation with Hilary Fennell

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Memory matters: Understanding Alzheimer's and its affects on a family

Spurred by his grandfather’s descent into Alzheimer’s, neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is on a mission to understand the devastating disease, writes Marjorie Brennan

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Should ordinary people follow celebrities' example when looking for love?

The first step in finding a mate is saying it out loud. Announcing it to the world is good enough for celebrities, should we try it too? asks Rita de Brún

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Working life: Rose-Marie Plant

Rose-Marie Plant, HSE health promotion officer, Kildare/West Wicklow

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This is what it's really like to visit a cuddle therapist

Suzanne Harrington was, understandably sceptical about cuddling a stranger, but left suffused with a sense of well-being

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The end of a golden era in the Burren?

Documentary The Silver Branch is a cinematic love letter to two Clare farmers, and their insights into a dying way of life, says Louise Roseingrave

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These companies are practising what they preach with diverse workplaces

There’s much talk about promoting diversity in the workplace but, as Andrea Mara learns from eBay’s Rhonda Doyle, there are companies that have taken the message very much to heart

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Kindness is key for anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez

Labelled the ‘world’s ugliest woman’ in a cruel online post, Lizzie Velasquez is refusing to allow the people who branded her a ‘monster’ define her, writes Rita de Brún

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Dove breastfeeding ad leads to a feeding frenzy

A new advert by Dove, regarding breastfeeding in public, is divisive and has caused alarm among mums, writes Jen Hogan

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Limerick man talks about fighting IS with Peshmerga forces

Robert Mulhern meets the Limerick man who joined the Peshmerga to fight in the battle against the forces of the so-called Islamic State

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The office summer party is like the Red Wedding but with a charity raffle

Office summer party season is here again, an event that blends two fun concepts - summer and parties - with a sphere that is utterly devoid of both fun and sunlight - the modern office.

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Life/Style Likes

If you’re serious about contouring, make it easy with this UD Pro Contour Shapeshifter brush. We love that the hair is made from recycled plastic bottles! €35 from Debenhams and Urban Decay, Grafton Street.

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Online Lives: Meet blogger Rosie Connolly

Although she had been active online for a few years, it was not until blogger Rosie Connolly became pregnant with her first child that she noticed her online following increase dramatically.

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