Appliance of Science: How do we achieve a sustainable future?

Climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability are all words that appear in daily news reports, and with good reason. We have all been informed, from various sources, ...

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Runner of the Week: Cork City Marathon pacer Paula Wright

PAULA Wright said being a pacer in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an opportunity for her to encourage others towards the finish line, just as she was motivated ...

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Peter Dowdall: What we can do every day to improve the planet

Ahead of the Irish Examiner sustainability event in the Glucksman on May 28, award-winning gardener Peter Dowdall explains why green really is an everyday colour

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The designer label taking inspiration from James Bond for latest collection

Design label Orlebar Brown accessed the official Bond archive to recreate iconic looks for a new 007-inspired line, writes Paul McLauchlan.

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Trend of the Week: Rise to the Occasion

Rise to the occasion and give your wardrobe a reason to celebrate, writes Annmarie O'Connor.

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A definitive(ish) ranking of all the animal prints

Prudence Wade has strong opinions on the matter, and it’s not good news for snakeskin.

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: World Bee Day

May 20 is World Bee Day so I’m devoting a whole column this week to honey, nature’s most delicious, interesting and biodiverse sweetener.

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Michelle Darmody: Baking with herbs

Oregano, lemongrass, peppermint, basil, rosemary; there are many different and deliciously fragrant plants bunched together by the term herb.

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Curds and whey: Art of making sustainable cheese

Rather than flying in cheese from abroad, a couple with a passion for local produce opted instead for a spot of import substitution at their Co Cork dairy, writes ...

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Product Watch: Skincare acids not as scary as they seem

Skincare acids, once a part of salon treatments, are now here to stay in cleansers, make-up, and sun protection, but they are not as scary as they might appear, ...

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Everything you need to know about A-beauty, the Aussie skincare trend taking over

It’s all about natural, local ingredients and minimal fuss.

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What is moringa? The new superfood could help beat stress and fatigue

It’s nicknamed ‘the miracle tree’.

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Wish List: Sustainability Month special - How going green can still be stylish

From taking care of our bee population to clothing with a conscience and recycled storage options, going green can still be stylish, says Esther N McCarthy

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A taste for understated elegance: Angela Connolly, president of the Interiors Association of Ireland

Angela Connolly: Creative director and owner of Conbu Interior Design

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Sustainability Month: Buy less and buy better

Thinking about the long-term value of what we buy not only helps the environment but keeps essential skills in product making alive, and the micro economy thriving, ...

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Green Spain: A little known secret worth exploring

A trip to Cantabria and Asturias reveals Green Spain, a little known secret worth exploring, writes Rita de Brún.

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Play out your Game Of Thrones fantasies in this crowd-free corner of Iceland

A new museum focusing on one of the Nordic country’s bloodiest battles opens this month. Sarah Marshall looks at other reasons to visit the region.

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Hiking, biking and mountain views: America’s Capital Region is a breath of fresh air

Winding forest trails and peaceful lakeside tracks make a trip through Maryland and Virginia feel actively wonderful, says Emilia Harris.

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We Sell Comics: ‘It’s not all sitting around reading comics — there’s a lot of work’

Cathal Travers is originally from Tallaght in Dublin. He owns the Comic Vault at Lower Oliver Plunkett St in Cork, which sells comics, graphic novels and collectibles. ...

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Better to burn out or fade away? Saying farewell to Westeros

As Game of Thrones comes to an end, our in-house afficionados select their highlights and favourite characters from the past eight seasons

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Mind matters: DJs band together for a tribute to The Prodigy's Keith Flint

A tribute night to The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint aims to raise funds for Pieta House, writes Aileen O’Reilly.

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Islands of Ireland: Under Quarantine in West Cork

The threat of bacterial epidemics is something that threatens all countries, island or not.

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Recalling genius of the German super man

This year, Berlin celebrates the life of a distinguished son; Alexander von Humboldt, who was born in the city 250 years ago.

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Aonghus the white-tailed sea eagle has fans intrigued

Given the many setbacks an exciting, eagle reintroduction project has suffered, any smidgeon of positive news is welcome.

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