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Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen (centre) joins the picket line outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast as nurses across Northern Ireland take part in a 12-hour strike over pay on Wednesday. Photograph:    Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Not one of the several hundred people on the picket line in the driving wind and rain at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry wanted to be there, but each of(...)

“Investing in some board games is a great way to connect and experience some shared joy.” Photograph: iStock

This year might be the tipping point where parents finally say no to little heads buried in tablets and touchscreens for the duration of the Christmas(...)

'Maybe look for reusable alternatives to wrapping papers this year. Whatever you do, avoid the stuff with glitter on it, it is hideous for the environment.'

It is nearly upon us now and what better way to celebrate the start of the season which sees us spend all the money we have and shop like we are headi(...)

A table setting for Christmas dinner at the Park Hotel in Kenmare.

For those who want to swap the madness of Christmas Day at home for a bit of five-star luxury, there are plenty of options available here. But it come(...)

Charlize Theron: “Unless it’s something where I really feel like I’m going to go scare myself, I don’t really want to do it.” Photograph: Amy Harrity/The New York Times

Charlize Theron knew it wouldn’t be easy to make Bombshell, a movie about sexual harassment at Fox News. After all, when it comes to plotlines, that o(...)

Hound Dog Pot Mitt, €8.99, ISPCA.

Are you a selfless Santa? It may be better to give than to receive, but by donating to a worthy charity at the same time you can double up on that dop(...)

Some websites we were familiar with, but many more were completely new to us.

Online shopping reached its annual peak last weekend with tens of millions of euro being spent on websites – the vast majority of which are based over(...)

‘Brian and Leo are crying their eyes out while calling their brother every F word, B word and C word under the sun.’

We’ve been putting off writing the children’s Santa list for a few weeks now because we have a surprise for them – we’re taking them to Lapland! When(...)

All dressed up: Conor Pope with his daughter Ruby

I started to wonder if I’d stumbled into the Longford version of The Truman Show when three baby deer and one red squirrel scrambled, with uncannily g(...)

Anne Marie Cahill: As soon as Halloween is over, the decorating of the house begins and is usually finished by the middle of November

Walking into Anne Marie Cahill’s house is like entering a winter wonderland – the modest garlands adorning the front door reveal little of the magic w(...)

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