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Loud chewing, paid-for toilets and dangerous drivers are among the things that drive Irish people crazy, according to a new poll.

The survey, carried out by directory enquiry service 11850 revealed that "calling your partner by a baby name in public, babes, honey, love, hon..."  and "leaving empty containers in the press or fridge" are also among the daily...

Gerard McCarthy, Porter with Laura Forde, Staff Nurse and Helen Kelleher, Care Assistant, at the launch of The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Mercy Stars Awards, which will take place on September 6th, 2013. Picture: Gerard McCarthy

The Mercy Foundation has announced that the Mercy Stars Awards are to be held on September 6th, 2013.

The awards recognise...

Does your toddler squirm when you try to dry between their toes after bath time? Use the cool setting on your hair dryer to do the job in record time... they'll be giggling too much to plot their escape!

This year's Summer Reading Programme continues in public libraries throughout July and August in an effort to to encourage children to read six or more books during the holidays. Children pick their own books, keep a record of their progress and those who meet the challenge receive a certificate at the end of the summer. Contact your local library for further information.

Do you and your partner argue about trivial matters, or battle to win every argument? If so, a new book by clinical psychologist and couples therapist Dr Colm O’Connor could help you find solutions to your everyday relationship problems. The Courage to Love: Surviving and Thriving in your Relationship shines new light on how relationship breakdown happens and provides a guide for getting...

Three budding Cork writers have had their short stories for under fives selected for the national final of the Munch Time Ireland competition.

David Caren (Rochestown) Elaine Moore (Rosscarbery) and Stephanie Fuller (Cork City) all penned entertaining tales which have been selected for the public vote. Read them at munchtimeireland.com, then vote for your favourite before July...

Cork consumers have been encouraged to become part of a pioneering European initiative aimed at reducing food waste. On average Irish people waste approx 30% of the food they buy annually - more than most of Europe. On average, continental Europeans waste an entire bag of groceries for every five that they purchase.

Glad, the leaders in home food preservation in Ireland, has teamed up...

Whether it's a cosy dinner or a big bash, Edward Hayden's Food for Friends makes get-togethers enjoyable and hassle free for you and your guests. Inside you'll find budget-friendly recipes for casual brunches and suppers, formal dinner parties, large family events and festive get-togethers. €25 from bookshops.

A new survey of 200 Irish adults by Anthisan Cream, has revealed that over 50% have noticed a rise in biting and stinging insects over the last 12 months, with one in three avoiding outdoor activities such as eating al fresco or playing with their children entirely as a result. One in eleven have suffered from more than ten bites at one time, with 42% admitting they have scratched a bite or...

Bradshaw Books poet Annette Skade will read from her Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition-winning collection Thimblerig in Ma Murphys Bar, New Street, Bantry, Cork on Saturday, July 13th at 4pm. The event will open with a wine reception at 4pm.

Dr Edward O’ Sullivan, director of the Cork Migraine/Headache Clinic CUH, will host a free information evening for migraine sufferers at the Imperial Hotel on Monday, July 22nd at 7pm. Ethna Mitten, neurology nurse at the Cork Migraine/Headache Clinic, and Patrick Little, CEO of the Migraine Association of Ireland, will also be in attendance. Visit migraine.ie for a full timetable of the...

Lead volunteer Martin Curran, from Blarney, Co. Cork with Make-A-Wish mascot Wilbur the Wish Bear.

A leading charity that grants the wishes of children suffering from life threatening conditions is appealing for Cork people to help reduce their waiting lists. Make-A-Wish stated it is looking for support to allow them to “continue to grant wishes to children who...

Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFM Research), the survivor advocacy group, has published a Survivor Guide to the Magdalene Restorative Justice Scheme, which aims to assist survivors in understanding their entitlements.

A number of survivors have indicated that they have difficulty in accessing their records from the religious orders and JFM Research has provided a sample letter at the...

A Ballyvolane man who was on the verge of a heart attack four years ago has completed a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, helping to raise over €65,000 for Childaid. Father-of-four John Mulcahy, who works at the Bon Secours Hospital, undertook the challenge after his friend and workmate John Linehan climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010 for the Cork-based Irish Defence Forces’ children’s...

Maria Tracey meets the Cork nurses whose confidence-boosting bras can be 'life changing' for breast cancer survivors.

Most women experience low level body anxiety at some stage in their life, but for survivors of breast cancer, the issue can be much more complex. 

The loss of part or all of a breast (or breasts) after surgery can have a profound effect on a woman's...

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