Putting the Dyson V11 through its paces Cathy Murray: "It’s very cool, futuristic and the kids are fond of that. It attracted them to pick it up, so a lot more chores are being done around the house now!"

Asthma, pets, mud: one Dublin family puts the new Dyson V11 Absolute cord-free vacuum to the test in their home, pitting it against their three-storey home, busy lives and two pets

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Saturday could eclipse Good Friday as hottest day of the year so far Temperatures will be well above average for the middle of April this weekend, although the warmest temperatures are expected to shift to the east on Saturday.

Temperatures of 22 degrees expected in east with area of high pressure down over Europe

Dublin Bus plans driving headlong into local election issue traffic  Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

BusConnects reforms would create 230km of bus lanes along 16 traffic corridors

Lidl’s easy-cook Easter dinner options A traditional roast: no meal is complete without a range of side dishes.

Cut out the hard work this year with the Deluxe range of ready-to-serve or ready-to-cook dinner and dessert options

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