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Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others
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Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others

Oct 6th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,444 Views 8 Comments

It’s easy to let a topsy-turvy day get to you. But author Peter Bregman writes about a way to get centred and back in control.

Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls'
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Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls'

Jul 28th 2018, 7:30 PM 43,835 Views 37 Comments

The Catholic Church campaigned against informal house dances and crossroads dances, seeing them as opportunities for immorality, writes Kevin Martin.

Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place
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Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place

Jul 15th 2018, 3:00 PM 20,587 Views 7 Comments

Can you get someone to stop talking without feeling and appearing rude? Yes. There are ways to do it kindly, writes Gill Hasson.

The Free-Time Formula: 'Your 'priorities' are making you less productive'
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The Free-Time Formula: 'Your 'priorities' are making you less productive'

Jul 8th 2018, 3:00 PM 15,985 Views 13 Comments

We can truly only ever do one thing at a time, and in any given moment we only have one task that is at the top of the list, writes Jeff Sanders.

How to have a great life: 'We rarely give thought to the legacy we’re creating'
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How to have a great life: 'We rarely give thought to the legacy we’re creating'

Jul 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 23,438 Views 30 Comments

It’s purpose, more than pounds in your pocket, that brings the greatest life satisfaction, writes Paul McGee.

Tara Flynn: 'Dear fellow Feminazis. I write this from The Bunker'
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Tara Flynn: 'Dear fellow Feminazis. I write this from The Bunker'

Jun 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 104,237 Views 127 Comments

“My fellow Feminazis, they are onto us. The only surprise is how long it has taken those of such Superior Intellect and Understanding to discover our takeover plans.”

Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs'
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Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs'

Jun 16th 2018, 7:30 PM 27,817 Views 12 Comments

The problem of people being rich on paper and poor on life is an epidemic, writes Philip Kernan.

Column: 'What is holding you back from getting the results you want?'
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# Self-help

Column: 'What is holding you back from getting the results you want?'

May 27th 2018, 3:00 PM 26,986 Views 7 Comments

This is an edited extract from The Little Book of Results.

'Our parish universe straddled two counties and two States. We forged an identity as borderers'
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'Our parish universe straddled two counties and two States. We forged an identity as borderers'

Apr 15th 2018, 3:00 PM 15,453 Views 15 Comments

Darach MacDonald’s book Hard Border traces the roots of a century-old, hotly contested border that, after Brexit, will be the only land frontier between the UK and the EU.

Eileen Paisley: 'I think there was a quietness and shyness about Martin. He was good company'
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# Martin McGuinness

Eileen Paisley: 'I think there was a quietness and shyness about Martin. He was good company'

Apr 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 2,483 Views 53 Comments

Jude Collins’ Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew was released to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of one of Ireland’s most iconic politicians. This is an extract of Eileen Paisley’s account of his friendship with her husband, Ian Paisley.

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life
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The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

Mar 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 30,845 Views 29 Comments

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'
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Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'

Mar 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,391 Views 65 Comments

The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.

'People who brag about being busy will always be average. They'll never accomplish anything'
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'People who brag about being busy will always be average. They'll never accomplish anything'

Jan 28th 2018, 3:00 PM 111,755 Views 54 Comments

For those wanting to take ownership of their life, Isaiah Hankel’s new book, The Science of Intelligent Achievement, explores how to overcome distractions and over-commitment.

'I got a telephone call from Cork City who said they would look after me and help me get fit'
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'I got a telephone call from Cork City who said they would look after me and help me get fit'

Jan 1st 2018, 2:00 PM 10,407 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from his book, Liverpool legend Terry McDermott recalls his brief stint in the League of Ireland.

'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade'
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'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade'

Jan 1st 2018, 9:45 AM 15,307 Views 15 Comments

In an extract from Jonathan Wilson’s new book on Man United. their great side of the 1990s is remembered.

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'
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'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'

Jan 1st 2018, 8:00 AM 30,655 Views 11 Comments

This extract from a recent book on the late Cormac McAnallen recalls the harrowing circumstances in which he was discovered dead.

'I like horses because they have never caused me pain'
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'I like horses because they have never caused me pain'

Dec 31st 2017, 8:00 AM 16,215 Views 17 Comments

In this extract from his book, retired Irish jockey Kieren Fallon describes his obsession with the sport.

'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing'
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'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing'

Dec 30th 2017, 9:00 AM 5,414 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from ‘Centaur,’ Declan Murphy recalls the first time he came across the legendary Barney Curley.

'My boots were endorsed by the moustachioed Liverpool and Ireland winger... This sales pitch worked'
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# Nostalgia

'My boots were endorsed by the moustachioed Liverpool and Ireland winger... This sales pitch worked'

Dec 28th 2017, 9:00 AM 8,714 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from his book ‘Boy Wonder,’ Dave Hannigan recalls getting his first pair of football boots aged seven.

'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen'
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'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen'

Dec 27th 2017, 9:00 AM 11,935 Views 1 Comment

Check out this extract from Barry Ryan’s book on the rise of Irish cycling’s golden generation.

'Some of the Irish team were spat on as they made their way to the team bus'
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'Some of the Irish team were spat on as they made their way to the team bus'

Dec 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 36,717 Views 15 Comments

In an extract from his book, Eoin Hand recalls the difficult end to his reign as Ireland manager.

'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'
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# Blow

'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'

Dec 26th 2017, 11:00 AM 30,216 Views 8 Comments

Remembering Harry Findlay’s ill-advised bet on a New Zealand-France match.

'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward'
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# Looking Back

'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward'

Dec 24th 2017, 1:00 PM 11,226 Views 10 Comments

In extract from a new book on Liverpool FC, Roy Evans recalls his talented but flawed Reds side.

'Bad guys are supposed to lose. I change that. I win'
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# Turning The Tables

'Bad guys are supposed to lose. I change that. I win'

Dec 24th 2017, 10:44 AM 32,868 Views 14 Comments

This extract from Ali: A Life focuses on the legendary boxer’s early days and his bout with Sonny Liston.

'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'
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'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'

Dec 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 12,348 Views 2 Comments

In this extract from ‘On the Brink,’ Gary Neville talks about the progress made by himself and fellow ‘Class of 92′ members since their takeover of Salford City.

'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'
# Blow
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# Blow

'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'

Dec 23rd 2017, 1:00 PM 18,967 Views 1 Comment

Harry Findlay remembers his ill-advised bet on a New Zealand-France match.

"I said: 'I'm having lunch with Sir Alex'... I felt like a teenage footballer all over again"
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"I said: 'I'm having lunch with Sir Alex'... I felt like a teenage footballer all over again"

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:00 AM 7,588 Views 9 Comments

Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of the legendary former Manchester United boss.

The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden
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The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:00 PM 5,248 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from Michael Walker’s book ‘Green Shoots,’ Ireland and Arsenal star Louise Quinn remembers her stint in Sweden.

'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him'
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# Looking Back

'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him'

Dec 20th 2017, 7:55 AM 33,974 Views 49 Comments

In an extract from ‘Quiet Genius,’ Bob Paisley’s final days as Liverpool manager are remembered.

Jackeen: 'A fellow who does very little for a living, and wants to do less'
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Jackeen: 'A fellow who does very little for a living, and wants to do less'

Dec 17th 2017, 3:00 PM 47,954 Views 75 Comments

The term ‘Jackeen’ is levelled against Dubliners, primarily in a sporting context and very much in jest. Read about it and more in Come Here To Me! Volume 2, a book celebrating an unexplored Dublin.

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'
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'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

Nov 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,479 Views 8 Comments

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

Maria Edgeworth's letters: 'Sir Walter Scott punctual to his word arrived on Friday'
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Maria Edgeworth's letters: 'Sir Walter Scott punctual to his word arrived on Friday'

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:00 PM 6,605 Views 13 Comments

The Castle Rackrent author, who counted Jane Austen and Byron among her admirers, was also a prodigious correspondent.

David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?
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David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?

Nov 12th 2017, 3:00 PM 43,749 Views 66 Comments

In the first part of a major two-volume reassessment, historian and broadcaster David McCullagh considers the man behind the mask.

Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"'
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Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"'

Nov 5th 2017, 3:00 PM 21,534 Views 135 Comments

Am I A Feminist? Are You? is a new book by journalist Mary Kenny.

Michael Murphy: What does it really mean when we dream about the Leaving Cert?
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Michael Murphy: What does it really mean when we dream about the Leaving Cert?

Oct 29th 2017, 3:30 PM 19,706 Views 13 Comments

By paying attention to our dreams, we can ground ourselves in the deepest truth of our being, and make wiser choices that work towards our greater good, writes Michael Murphy.

90 minutes missing: A parent's worst nightmare (with a happy ending)
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90 minutes missing: A parent's worst nightmare (with a happy ending)

Oct 29th 2017, 11:00 AM 18,949 Views 3 Comments

Those moments of drama in a family’s life that can change your perspective forever.

'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'
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'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'

Oct 22nd 2017, 3:30 PM 81,522 Views 50 Comments

Charlie Weston and Karl Deeter’s new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, is full of tips on how to save money and stop getting ripped off. In this extract they talk about the welfare payments that families are entitled to.

Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'
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Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'

Oct 8th 2017, 3:30 PM 14,908 Views 20 Comments

In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.

A short story before bedtime: Levitation
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A short story before bedtime: Levitation

Sep 24th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,463 Views 4 Comments

Taken from Levitation, the latest collection by Irish writer Sean O’Reilly.

‘We can only use this on grass' - the days when we treasured a proper leather ball
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# Get Out Your Tango

‘We can only use this on grass' - the days when we treasured a proper leather ball

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 5,703 Views 7 Comments

In an extract from his new book Wonder Boy, Dave Hannigan recalls the joy of a new leathera.