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Dublin: 3 °C Sunday 19 April, 2015

Living - Today’s News

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Living - Yesterday’s News

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a way to keep messages short and sweet, a versatile photo effects editor and a fantastic cartoon RPG.

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment…

And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…

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Living - Friday 17 April, 2015

These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores two of Ireland’s most intriguing ancient sites – the Caves of Keash and Dun Aonghasa.

I hope the next generation will know no such thing as ‘gay marriage’ – but just ‘marriage’

I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.

Open thread: What are your tips for the best Sunday roast ever?

Go on, tell us your family secrets…

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

Living - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From Business ETC An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world’s best Notorious

An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world’s best

If you haven’t heard of them, you know their campaigns. Thinkhouse do things a little differently…

Bored of your job? Don’t jump ship before figuring out why

When people get fed up of the same thing over and over again, a knee-jerk reaction is to look elsewhere. But that could be a mistake.

Living - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From Business ETC It looks like Next are set to close their flagship Dublin store Grafton Street

It looks like Next are set to close their flagship Dublin store

The chain have been present on south Dublin’s main shopping stretch for over 20 years.

House prices were up a whopping 16.3% in Ireland at the end of 2014…

… giving us easily the largest increases seen across the EU last year.

6 mouthwatering ways to make your family fall in love with broccoli

How to fall in love with this wonder veg.

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From Business ETC Too many photos on your phone? Here’s how to filter through them quickly TechGuide

Too many photos on your phone? Here’s how to filter through them quickly

If the idea of wading through your photos is too much of a task, there are ways to speed things up a little.

A British exit from the EU could spell disaster for the Irish economy

Could a ‘Brexit’ be even worse news for us than it is for them?

Living - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart Everlasting Love This post contains videos

Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart

If you don’t love this, you are a robot.

‘Public health’ initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed

Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

It’s costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications…

Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?

From Business ETC Tick tock! People who pre-ordered the Apple Watch could have a while to wait Have A Little Patience

Tick tock! People who pre-ordered the Apple Watch could have a while to wait

For some, the estimated delivery time has been pushed back as far back as August, but Apple is suggesting it will ship them far earlier than expected.

Perfect pork – here’s how to get it just right

And what is crackling exactly?

Good news – super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

Living - Monday 13 April, 2015

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin’s public drug-taking problem?

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

A 47-year-old man has been charged with 145 child sex offences

The unnamed Australian allegedly used online aliases – including Jazzman and David Bourne – to groom his victims.

From Business ETC The king is dead – Tesco is no longer the number one supermarket in Ireland Top Dogs

The king is dead – Tesco is no longer the number one supermarket in Ireland

After months of threatening to do so, Super Valu has finally knocked the UK grocery giant from its perch.

‘I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing’

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

Petrol prices are going up, up, up again…

And they’re not likely to fall any time soon.

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can

A new app called WholeWorldBand is making all kinds of new things possible in the music industry.

Living - Sunday 12 April, 2015

How to be the next Hozier Future Stars This post contains videos

How to be the next Hozier

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

‘Taking an unpaid position is a choice, but it’s certainly not an easy one’

I’m about to embark on an unpaid internship in the hopes that it will give me an edge in a competitive industry – but saying goodbye to a weekly paycheque isn’t easy.

From Business ETC PC running slowly? These are the reasons why it’s happening Speed Up

PC running slowly? These are the reasons why it’s happening

A few small steps can go a long way.

What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story

I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.

From Business ETC Why this man is building a million euro centre for homegrown food in Waterford Earth Mover

Why this man is building a million euro centre for homegrown food in Waterford

There is too much “food apathy” out there – but Michael Kelly wants to change that.

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