How swimming can keep your head above water

For writer Alexandra Heminsley, the water is kind, an emotional support says Richard Fitzpatrick.

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LOOK: Scottish artist Mach is back making art of the news

The Scottish installation artist is again working with newspaper — 18 tonnes of it — for his return to the Galway Arts Festival, says Richard Fitzpatrick. ...

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Turning the tide on plastic

A new initiative is committed to clearing our waters of plastic pollution. Ciara McDonnell finds out more about how we can clean up our act.

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7 multi-purpose products for your easiest ever summer make-up

Keep it simple with one does-it-all shade, says Katie Wright.

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Emma Watson and 7 other celebs styling suits for summer

The key is keeping things relaxed and fun.

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7 fragrances that will take you back to being a teenager in the Noughties

Because you couldn’t leave the house in 2004 without spending at least five minutes spraying yourself with Impulse.

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Restaurant Review: Out of the Blue - The freshest fish and great service

Leslie Williams visits Out of the Blue in Dingle Harbour.

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Darina Allen: Delicious dishes from the youngest Michelin starred chef in Britain

The Summer 12-week certificate course students had a special treat last week, when Merlin Lebron Johnston from Portland Restaurant in London came as guest chef to ...

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Eat & move: Chatting about carbs and beautiful summer salads

This week Derval O’Rourke is chatting about carbohydrates. Recipe wise, it's loving summer salads.

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Ask a counsellor: Are the family arguments making me depressed?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her advice to a mum and wife at the end of her tether.

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Horsefly bites: How to tell when you’ve been bitten and what you should do to treat one

As horseflies sweep the UK, Liz Connor explains all you need to know about dealing with these blood-sucking insects.

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A model breastfed her baby on the catwalk and mums everywhere are loving it

Mara Martin wasn’t about to stop feeding her daughter when she had a fashion show to walk in, reports Katie Wright.

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The creator of Trá Art is loving life on the beach

Susan Caplice — owner and creator of Trá Art — sits down with Aileen Lee for a chat.

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Fauxliage: Phoney flowers are faking fabulous

Kya deLongchamps says the naff days are over for fabric flowers — even fake Swiss cheese leaves are hot for homes.

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NEWSVIEW: Heritage Bill, Japanese knotweed and rural town regeneration

Rose Martin looks at the environmental side-effects of the new Heritage Bill, Japanese knotweed’s unfair portrayal, and the regeneration of rural towns.

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Cruise control: Epic scale of luxury and fun on board Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas

Already a fan of cruise liners, Conall Ó Fátharta was bowled over by the epic scale of luxury and fun on board Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony ...

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Run, hike and swim: How to have an active weekend in Geneva

Local resident and extreme sportsman Dawa Sherpa shares his favourite routes.

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5 Los Angeles neighbourhoods where you can hang out with celebrities

Bump into an A-lister in these glitzy parts of town

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Smoke and fire for West Cork Fit-up festival

She was Janet the brothel madam in Love/Hate, and now Mary Murray is on her way to some of Co Cork’s more remote venues to perform a play written by her father, ...

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Naked truth in Irish art

Francis Bacon is among the artists featuring in a major new exhibition of an eclectic range of nudes at Crawford in Cork, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Sizzling summer of art shows to open around the country

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to some of the exhibitions that are due to open in the coming weeks.

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Going on holidays? 7 tips for keeping your garden in shape while you’re away

Nobody wants to come home to shrivelled up pots and plants. Hannah Stephenson reveals some simple steps to limit the damage.

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These 5 award-winning garden photos will inspire you to get out your camera

As entries open for the 2019 RHS photographic competition, Hannah Stephenson finds out why judges chose this year’s winners.

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Richard Collins: Bold mothers seal the deal for pups

Some people are notorious risk-takers, others are wimps. Do animals have similar personality traits? Seal expert Christi Bubac, of the University of Alberta, thinks ...

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