The 40-year-old charity that ensures no-one dies alone and poor

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity that ensures no-one dies alone and poor anymore, says Helen O’Callaghan

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Equal treatment is at the heart of a healthy society

It’s time we stand up for how women are treated in society, writes Richard Hogan

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What are kids putting on their Santa list this year?

So, have they been naughty or nice? There’s certainly no shortage of options for the Santa list this year. Áilín Quinlan takes a look at what’s likely to make a splash and the role that social media plays in what children choose.

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Toy story: 10 toys guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us

Esther N McCarthy picks ten toys that will get the whole family in the play zone.

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Dishing out the chores

Children should help with housework, as it will teach them discipline, independence, respect, and a sense of belonging, says Áilín Quinlan

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Making Cents: Black Friday is an opportunity - but be careful

The Black Friday phenomenon, which rolls around again on November 24, has exploded in popularity in Ireland in recent years, writes Gráinne McGuinness

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Battle of the bog: Those who fought for access to the bathroom

Yesterday was World Toilet Day, a battleground for everyone from the Suffragettes to the freedom riders, who have fought for access to the bathroom for people of all persuasions, races and genders. Caomhan Keane reports.

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Our divergent relationship with animals

Some creatures are part of the family, others are part of the dinner. Jacqui Corcoran explores our divergent relationship with animals.

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Online Lives: Meet beauty and body therapist Rachael Butler of rachsbeautique.com

Rachael Butler, who works as a beauty and body therapist, shares advice on her blog, rachsbeautique.com.

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Michael Murphy on his new book, love and marriage at 70

After more than three decades together, Michael Murphy and Terry O’Sullivan were married in September. As he embarks on a national tour to discuss his new book on dreams, the former RTÉ newsreader talks to Esther McCarthy about marriage at 70.

 

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How to outsource Christmas

Tired of shopping for presents? Don’t feel like writing another card? Fear not. Suzanne Harrington has found the professionals who will look after Christmas for you

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The F word: Why are some women reluctant to call themselves feminists?

Despite most people believing in equality, many women find it problematic to call themselves a feminist, writes Carolyn Moore

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Music Man: Why singer Phil Coulter is still touring in his 70s

When I was in my 20s and 30s I probably thought that anyone over 60 was at death’s door. It’s funny how your perspectives on age change with advancing years,” says multi-award winning singer-songwriter Phil Coulter.

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Ask Audrey: 'Come here, do posh girls fake orgasms?'

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages 

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The Shape I’m In: Joanna Donnelly - ‘I’m an insomniac and have been since puberty’

IF ever a picture captured the calm after a storm, it was the one posted online recently by Met Éireann’s Joanna Donnelly. 

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Working Life: Professor John Nolan, WIT

Professor John Nolan, co-founder Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), Waterford Institute of Technology.

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How to tackle the scourge of cyber bullying

The ever-evolving ways of digital bullying mean we need to teach children how to make the right decisions to keep themselves safe online, says Richard Hogan.

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The champion surfer who found God and opened a church in Co Clare

Searching for meaning in his life, champion surfer John McCarthy found God and opened a church, writes Brendan Daly.

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Here's what happened when I said 'Yes' to my kids for a day

An experimental ‘Yes Day’ can help us see how often we say ‘No’ on autopilot, says Andrea Mara. 

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Here's how technology can shock you into a better life

Aversion therapy is back in vogue — and this time it’s gone hi-tech. Caomhan Keane reports.

 

 

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Making Cents: Take a closer look at your health insurance

Consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness

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Students learning life lessons instead of chasing points

Cork Life Centre, 95% staffed by volunteers, is not focused on the ‘points race’. The students, reap the benefits, writes Colette Sheridan

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Online Lives: Meet Val Robus of magnumlady.com

Denise O’Donoghue meets Val Robus, who has been blogging since 2009

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Appliance of Science: How are smells made?

This week’s question comes in from Rob in Co Clare; he would like to know how smells are created and how they travel.

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Irish study is tackling the pain of irritable bowel syndrome

More than 2.5 million people in Europe have irritable bowel syndrome. Now, an Irish study aims to find out more, writes Áilín Quinlan

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Making a life for yourself on the margins is liberating

Kya deLongchamps follows the adventures of some unfettered spirits who set up home abroad or away and thrive in their creative environments.

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Tragedy at sea lit the way to safer system of lighthouses

‘Lamentably deficient’ lighting doomed ships off our coast, but led to a proper system of lighthouses, writes Robert Hume.

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Ask Audrey: 'Ken spent €33 million on a submarine to Crosshaven without driving alongside common types'

Ask Audrey has been sorting out the people of Cork for years.

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The importance of building you child's self-esteem - five tips to help parents

Richard Hogan shares his personal experiences on how to build your child’s self-worth and gives tips on how to tackle this lifelong task.

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All hail the live weather show with the science behind the forecast

‘Weather Live’, which runs over three nights next week, offers a chance to see the science behind the forecasts, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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Overcome your grapple with the grape at wine club

Caomhan Keane uncorks what being in a wine club is all about, from setting a budget to how many people to invite.

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Michael Mortell back in the folds of fashion with Dunnes Stores collection

Michael Mortell tells Carolyn Moore he was surprised how easy it was to tap back into his fashion brain after a decade in interiors.

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Making Cents: The richer or poorer part of married life

Forget the season to be jolly, tis soon to be the season to get engaged. Between the buildup to Christmas, the day itself and then New Year’s Eve, social media will soon be filled with sparkling rings and pictures captioned ‘she said yes’.

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