How walking can transform your life

Erling Kagge has trekked to both poles, including solo to the South, and through New York’s sewers, from the Bronx to the Atlantic. Who better to write a book ...

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A sneak preview of what we can expect at Center Parcs this summer

Center Parcs opens at Longford this summer. Vickie Maye visits the Woburn Park resort near London to see what Irish families can expect.

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Another day, another new label - will we ever reach ‘peak gin’?

As yet another new label is launched, Donal O’Keeffe raises a glass – and wonders if we’ll ever reach ‘peak gin’

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Learning Points: School bullies grow up to be work bullies

As we move out of our adolescence and into adulthood, we can often feel relief, especially if our teenage years were punctuated by negative experiences like bullying, ...

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The new tour that brings you behind the scenes at the Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Palace Theatre has seen a lot in its 120 years. As it opens its doors to public tours, Marjorie Brennan gets a sneak peek into the workings of this ...

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Meet the Cork man who made Westlife's new video

From starting out in an ad for condoms to directing Westlife’s latest single, Lochlainn McKenna’s career looks destined for big commercial success, writes ...

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Vicky McClure sings out about dementia on BBC

When Vicky McClure snipped the ribbon at the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk in the UK nine years ago, she had no idea of the impact it would eventually have ...

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Snap to it and be app aware: Tips to keep kids safe in a social media world

Taking away your child’s phone will not protect them from the dark underbelly of social media, but educating them from an early age will, writes

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‘Furniture’ play is couched in relatable language

The last Sonya Kelly play to visit Cork was How To Keep An Alien, which dealt with her fight to keep her Australian girlfriend Kate in Ireland.

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Runner of the Week: Cork man taking on marathon challenge for mental health awareness

Each week, we profile one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City marathon this June

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The pleasure of pleasing: Helping others can be key to your own happiness

Helping others can be a key part of our own quest for happiness, so long as it doesn’t come at the expense of our own needs, writes Jenny Sherlock

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Racing against your own story: From undergoing double lung transplant to running marathons

Despite his active youth, non-smoker David Crosbie needed a double lung transplant. It inspired him to start running marathons, writes Fergus O’Donoghue

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Review: Beyoncé, Homecoming

Beyoncé may be Queen of Pop. But she’s also mistress of the surprise album drop.

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Lindsay Woods: Easter break is like the amuse-bouche to the main event, the summer holidays

It has finally happened. We have gone from zero to 60 in no time at all.

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10 ways to help protect your child’s online reputation

Internet Matters gives tips on how parents can help stop kids sharing comments and photos they might regret later.

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Rebel insiders share Cork city's hidden treasures

Do you have any to add to the list?

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How Ireland's only female executioner got the job

Elizabeth Sugrue saved herself from the gallows by offering to hang her fellow condemned, and thus became Ireland’s only female executioner, says Robert Hume

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Ask Audrey: My neighbours are sound-proofing their bedroom - does that make them pervs?

Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages

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Learning Points: What to do when it turns out your child is the bully

The majority of children who bully are struggling with issues. Try to discover what it is that your child is dealing with, writes Richard Hogan

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Money, money, money: Why we should be talking about our personal finances

Discussing our incomes with friends and colleagues is considered taboo by many. But, by not talking about salaries, we may be doing ourselves a great injustice, ...

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‘Deadly pollen bomb’ due over Easter – 10 tips to ease allergy symptoms

It might be warmer this weekend but that also means higher pollen levels.

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Shortage of GPs: ‘Lots of GPs will retire with no one to replace them’

GP Lucia Gannon fears for the future of rural doctors. She tells Áilin Quinlan the government must get to grips with the shrinking numbers of GPs that threaten ...

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What’s Orangetheory? We try the new fitness class Michelle Obama loves

The former first lady is a fan of the heart-rate focused interval training method. Liz Connor gives it a go.

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GameTech: Destined to be a tour de Force

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was a time of oppression for the gamer republic.

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As Notre Dame faces reconstruction – 4 other landmarks built in the French Gothic style to visit

It will likely take years for the Parisian cathedral to be returned to its former glory.

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A Cúl way for kids to exercise this summer

Helen O’Callaghan on ways to get children active outdoors ALMOST 60% of Irish parents don’t know how much daily exercise is recommended for their children. ...

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Walk a mile in their slippers: Do ‘pyjama girls’ really merit a place in Irish society?

Punks, goths and heavy metal subcultures have all been celebrated in Cork but do ‘pyjama girls’ really merit a place in Irish society? Pyjama-clad reporter ...

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Making Cents: State grants for renewable energy lead to savings

THE change in the clocks and the resulting long evenings have many of us contemplating paint jobs or other home improvements; sunshine really highlights areas in ...

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Why do hens lay unfertilized eggs?

With Easter just around the corner we will probably all be tucking into chocolate eggs very soon.

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Just 56% of Irish women breastfeed their children

With just 56% of women in Ireland breastfeeding, advocates want to raise awareness about unethical marketing practices in the infant feeding industry.

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Online Lives: Kerryman Aidan O'Carroll

Kerryman Aidan O’Carroll blogs to promote his website design abilities.

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The Fitting Room: Irish fashionistas advocate fashion for all

A wheelchair user and a dwarf are just two of the 18 guests on a new TV show that dresses people whose clothing needs are not the norm, says Ruth O'Connor

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Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

Do we really need to celebrate with boxes and plastic?

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MOVIE REVIEWS; Wild Rose; Wonder Park; Out of Innocence

She’s a prickly one, is Wild Rose (15A).

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Music makers: New UCC programme for children with Down syndrome

Music is believed to provide children with Down syndrome lots of benefits. Now UCC researchers are putting that theory to the test, writes Áilín Quinlan. ...

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The only way is up: Everest mountaineer Pat Falvey starts a Forever Young Club

Adventurer Pat Falvey has launched a new initiative to help people over the age of 50 to shift attitudes and achieve their goals, writes Margaret Jennings.

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What poor posture is doing to your mental and physical health

We’re all aware we shouldn’t slouch, but why is this?

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Lindsay Woods: Alanis Morrisette gave confidence to so many questioning teenagers

Recently, an online article featured on Jezebel, entitled, ‘Jagged Little Pill is actually very bad???’

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The big picture: Ruby Wax back on the road

Ruby Wax is back on the road – and her live show sees her share the stage with a monk and a neuroscientist. Intrigued? So was Pat Fitzpatrick...

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Tippling point: When parents drink too much at home

When we think of Communion season, we think of happy little girls in frilly white dresses and boys in their Sunday best - we don’t associate this religious ...

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Elaine Crowley on overcoming depression, and life without Emma Hannigan

Growing up in the quirkily named Newtwopothouse near Mallow, a young Elaine Crowley dreamed of one day becoming an actor and filmmaker.

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What to watch this week

Des O'Driscoll has you covered for what to watch this week.

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Ask Audrey: Should I be worried that my fiancee is googling ‘Discreet STD clinics in Cork?’

Sorting out Cork people for ages...

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Lucky 13: Double lung transplant patient opens up about waiting game and living with CF

Nicholas O’Halloran began to give up on getting the double lung transplant he needed. Now he is living a life of hope, he tells Helen O’Callaghan.

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Learning Points: It is the bully who has the problem, not you

Last week’s article explored bullying and how parents can support their bullied child. This week, I’m going to offer advice on how you can rebuild self–esteem ...

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Getting your message across and making your words stick

Dr Jared Cooney-Horvath tells Áilín Quinlan that most of the conversations we have with people really do go in one ear and out the other. His new book ...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has a sauna and an ice bath 3 times a day: What can this do to your body?

Heat and cold therapy isn’t for the faint-hearted.

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Stranger things: Looking back at the year the statues moved

In 1985, statues around the country began ‘moving’. The maker of new documentary says the phenomenon was a welcome diversion in tough times, reports ...

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Making Cents: Buyers all charged up about electric driving options

Gráinne McGuinness delievers more consumer advice.

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How to be smart about studying during Easter break

The two-week Easter break is time to gain ground ahead of June’s State exams, but not to the point of burnout, says Aileen Lee.

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