Lindsay Woods: 'Here’s the thing, you can’t programme a kid'

I honestly struggle to remember how we survived without having a facility to record multiple episodes of a rude little pig, with exceptionally broad vowels, when ...

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Performance anxiety: More and more young men experiencing erectile difficulties

Binge watching porn is leading to erectile difficulties in young men who believe they should measure up to the male actors they see online, writes Áilín ...

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Learning Points: Five steps to achieve a better night’s sleep

In last week’s column I discussed sleep deprivation.

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The business of love: Couples share what it's like to run a company together

When couples own a business together, what’s life really like? Three couples who’ll be working together this Valentine’s Day talk to Ciara McDonnell. ...

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A movie at home for Valentine’s? Sofa, so romantic

Leave the crowded restaurants behind and make Valentine’s night a cosy, intimate affair with Ed Power’s selection of the best romantic movies available ...

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The UK’s biggest floating British art gallery will set sail this summer. Hop on board…

British art is a key theme for Saga’s first bespoke ship, Spirit of Discovery, launching in July. Sarah Marshall finds out more.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘How can I make sure my husband’s inconsiderate ex doesn’t come between us?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a woman dealing with a tricky ex situation to talk to her husband about how she feels.

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Making Cents: You don’t have to say ‘I do’ to a costly wedding

IT is Valentine’s Day on Thursday, when many Irish couples turn the love in the air into a concrete decision to get married. Factor in the Christmas and New ...

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10 ways to get the kids off the couch to enjoy the longer evenings

Trying to get your clan to put down that phone or tablet and get up and get active is no easy task. Susan O’Shea suggests 10 tried and tested methods

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Online Lives: Creator of The Life of Stuff Edwina O'Connor

MUM-of-two Edwina O’Connor set up her blog, TheLifeOfStuff.com, seven years ago. She spoke with Denise O'Donoghue about pop culture and lifestyle blog.

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How Galentine’s Day became serious business

Galentine’s Day started as a sitcom gag nine years ago but is now serious business, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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Affairs of the heart: Our affection for love poetry shows no sign of fading

Our love affair with love poetry’s as old as time and showing no signs of fading, writes Rita de Brún.

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Lindsay Woods: 'Are all the instances that kids today view as punishment, really what we adults view as utter indulgence?'

“Where are you going Mum?” enquired my son as I followed behind, giddily clearing two steps at a time with an ease which belied my dotage.

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A bump in the road: Pregnancy is not a barrier to education

Semesters and trimesters: it’s student life, but not as you know it. When women combine third-level studies with pregnancy and motherhood, it brings challenges, ...

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Mateo from First Dates on the loves of his life

Mateo Saina, the charismatic maitre D’ from ‘First Dates Ireland’, tells Esther McCarthy about the loves of his own life this Valentine’s ...

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Pat Fitzpatrick on why honesty might not be the best policy when it comes to relationships

In this era of social media oversharing, should the same apply to our relationships? Is honesty always the best policy, asks Pat Fitzpatrick

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Irish celebs reveal the secrets to a long lasting marriage

A new book explores the secret to a long lasting relationship – by asking couples that have spent decades together to share their love stories. Ciara McDonnell ...

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Meet the new Cork judge on Home of the Year

Meet the new judge on RTÉ’s Home of the Year: Cork architect Peter Crowley. He tells Esther McCarthy how he designed his own house –and reveals ...

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Just too good to be true? The most famous scams of all time

The critically acclaimed ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ has put confidence tricks back in the spotlight. Robert Hume looks back at some of the most famous ...

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Learning Points: A good night’s sleep is crucial for teenagers

THERE are so many challenging relationships we have to navigate in our daily lives; our peer group, colleagues and family all demand incredible political acumen ...

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As snugs make a comeback, we tour Cork's favourite pub corners

As the Metropole Hotel unveils its own new snug, Donal O’Keeffe takes a leisurely stroll around Cork and visits some of the city’s cosiest pub corners.

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Making Cents: Saving insulation costs for home and community

A recent initiative from the Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland (SEAI) aims to harness the power of grassroots activism and neighbourly support to reduce energy ...

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Do women really need ‘gentlemen’?

Who should foot the bill for dinner on Valentine’s night?

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As Tom Brady wins sixth Super Bowl at 41 – 5 other elite athletes who prove age is not a boundary

These victorious veterans really show it’s never too late.

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Uber-style service is a great idea for rural Ireland

RP O’Donnell is convinced the app-based taxi system would, as Jim Daly TD suggests, be a godsend for rural Ireland.

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Appliance of science: What happens when you split an atom?

My nine-year-old is obsessed with atoms and that has extended to questions about what happens when you split them, how does it cause an explosion and can atoms be ...

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Online Lives: Meet interiors stylist Bronagh Fleming

Bronagh Fleming from Co Clare has been using Instagram to share photos of her home, Fox Hollow. She spoke to Denise O'Donoghue.

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After her fiancé's death, Sinead Kieran began a different way of life

The sudden death of her fiancé saw Sinead Kieran step back and evaluate her life, giving up a ‘safe’ job in the corporate world to be a self-employed ...

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The Irish revolution: The story behind the documentary

A new TV series looks at Ireland’s struggle for freedom by focusing on the part played by ordinary people throughout the country, writes Áilin Quinlan. ...

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One to watch: Meet Irish actress Fiona Glascott

She’s already starred in ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’, but 2019 will bring even bigger releases for Waterford-born Fiona Glascott. ...

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Lindsay Woods: 'I wanted to prove that I could do it all. It was the greatest lie I ever told myself'

Just over a week ago, I asked people via Instagram for their input in relation to what topics they would like to see discussed. Even though I have a six percent ...

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Working life: Dr Dermot Nolan, GP and asthma specialist, and spokesperson for Live Every Breath Campaign

Dr Dermot Nolan, GP and asthma specialist, and spokesperson for Live Every Breath Campaign

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Tric Kearney: Not being a person of religion, I listened and smiled, shaking my head at the madness of believing in a saint of lost things who is articularly helpful if you offer him money

I’VE spent a lifetime looking for things: my keys, my phone, my bank cards. In our early years, yer man’s blood pressure soared when he’d hear ...

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Gotta Tell You: Samantha Mumba goes with the career flow

SAMANTHA Mumba’s Twitter handle reads like a cryptic story of her life: Mama; wife; Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist; actress; TV ...

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David Duchovny has reinvented himself as a singer, and he’s about to play his first ever Irish venue

David Duchovny made his name on TV and cinema – and now he’s taking on the music world, writes Lorraine Wylie.

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'It’s a great country with great talent': Michelle Visage on her return to Ireland’s Got Talent

Michelle Visage returns to cast her eye over the hopefuls of Ireland’s Got Talent on Saturday night – and once again she’ll be a voice for the ...

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Stress solution: How to beat burnout

Siobhán Murray seemed to have it all but it came at a price. Now a psychotherapist, she has written a definitive guide on how to beat burnout, writes Clodagh ...

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Inspiring next generation of female talent in the STEM field

An impressive line up of women in the STEM field will share their experiences at this year’s iWish conference, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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Learning Points: Driving towards equality getting us nowhere fast

What is meant by the family and family life in this country has changed, writes Richard Hogan.

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Guiding light for Cork Chinese at beginning of New Year

February sees the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and this year the people of Cork are being invited to experience the rich tradition and rituals around it, writes ...

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Here's how to cash in on your clutter

Are some of the items left over as a result of your spring clean taking up space in the attic and just too good to chuck away? Caroline Delaney now earns a few bob ...

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Meet Ireland's first certified 'de-cluttering' consultant, Cork woman Vera Keohane

Cork woman Vera Keohane is now Ireland’s first certified Konmari consultant. She tells Caroline Delaney why Marie Kondo’s clear-outs make sense.

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Is noise pollution damaging our health?

When we think about pollution we usually point to foul air, unsafe water, or toxic waste, says Robert Hume.

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Making Cents: These boots are made for selling all your old stuff

Whether it was Marie Kondo’s influence or an early start on an annual spring clean, you now have a heap of stuff that needs to go. The question is, how can ...

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Online Lives: Brigid Gallagher shares her experiences of living with fibromyalgia

Brigid Gallagher moved from Scotland to Donegal in 1999, four years before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She said she was “forced her to reassess her ...

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The Power of Small can change it all: Why it's important to let go of your new year's resolutions

Feeling bad about those new year’s resolutions? Psychologists Trish and Aisling Leonard-Curtin tell Geraldine Walsh why it’s important to let them go.

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Lindsay Woods: 'There are many important issues facing us today. However, there is one that is entirely urgent'

Our planet is dying. Our home is threatened. There is no more time left. The time for change is now.

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