Author: Andrew Moore

Catch the cuddle bug - hugging health benefits

Catch the cuddle bug – hugging health benefits

The average person would like six hugs a day, apparently - though most have to settle for two - and who could blame them? We all love a good hug (the more squeezy and bear-like the better), and while chances are we all have at least one or two friends or relatives who are a…

Beautiful buys to make your Valentine's Day

Beautiful buys to make your Valentine’s Day

With less than a week to go until the most romantic day of the year, if you haven't already picked out a present for your special someone you'd better get your skates on... Help is at hand, however, as the beauty departments have been flooded with perfectly-timed perfume launches and neatly packaged sets ready to…

Obamas to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin

Barack and Michelle Obama to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin

Barack and Michelle Obama will be awarded the freedom of Dublin after councillors narrowly voted in favour of handing out the prestigious honour. The former president will be given the award in recognition of his “moderating and progressive” influence on the world stage, and the former first lady for her work in improving opportunities for…

Rise in interest from US buyers for Irish properties

Rise in interest from US buyers for Irish properties

US buyers are taking advantage of the lack of British interest in Irish properties since Brexit caused a fall in the value of the pound. Now, almost 20% of overseas inquiries into Irish property are coming from America, according to the Real Estate Alliance (REA). (more…)

Feel fab at 50 and beyond

Feel fab at 50 and beyond

More than half a million women in Ireland and the UK will turn 50 this year - including TV favourite-turned-fitness-fanatic Davina McCall, plus Kate Garraway and Ulrika Jonsson. But far from feeling past their heyday, 82% of women are winding up, not down, as they approach this landmark birthday, according to a new survey by…

Golden rules for healthy kids

Peacock’s golden rules for healthy kids

Families are constantly bombarded with messages about the importance of healthy eating and maintaining an active lifestyle, so it's not surprising that most young people know what they should be doing to stay healthy. However, research suggests that knowing what food is good for them and how much exercise to take doesn't necessarily mean young…

Vegan Nick Knowles - more carrot, less steak

Vegan Nick Knowles – more carrot, less steak

Nick Knowles is aware he's not what many would picture when the word 'vegan' comes to mind. "You tend to think that most vegans are petite, small, slim people, and I'm not," states the 54-year-old TV presenter, best known for his 18 years fronting BBC One home-improvement stalwart DIY SOS. "I'm a 46-inch chest, 6ft…

Trainspotting 2

Trainspotting II – ‘It makes you yearn for your youth’

Trainspotting dealt with drugs and youth culture and caused huge controversy on its release in 1996. But it went on to become a cultural phenomenon, and now, 21 years later, the gang - Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud - are finally back on the big screen. T2 Trainspotting is an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's…

Irish Dance has a new star – and he is just five years old

Irish Dance has a new star – and he is just five years old

Last year we caught a glimpse into the future of Irish dancing when four-year-old Oscar Donnelly wowed crowds in his native Scotland with an incredible self-choreographed routine. One year on and Oscar is showing he is going from strength to strength as he took to the stage at Celtic Connections Festival. (more…)

Flashmob Catholic style – happy couple stunned on wedding day

Flashmob Catholic style – happy couple stunned on wedding day

A happy couple were given the perfect surprise on their wedding day as dozens of top Irish singers appeared from the congregation and burst into song. The unexpected performance has been uploaded online and is gathering thousands of views under the title of ‘Flashmob – Catholic style’. (more…)

Mrs Brown’s Boys slammed by British critic

Mrs Brown’s Boys slammed by British critic

A British TV critic has slammed Irish comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys with what must be one of the damning reviews in the history of television. The slapstick comedy has attracted millions of fans around the world since it was first broadcast by the RTE and the BBC in 2011. However, for everyone who loves it…

Ninja Warrior daughter and dad are too cute

Ninja Warrior daughter and dad are too cute

A five-year-old girl has shown she is one to watch out for in the future as she takes on a complete Ninja Warrior obstacle course which was built in her back garden by her dad. Lylah is ready to take on the course with her ‘Girls are superstars’ shirt on and her dad is set…

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills. Photo copyright Avda CC3

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills

Oscar winning movie star Matthew McConaughey showed off his Irish skills when he joined Dermot and Dave on Today FM. The Dallas Buyer’s Club actor was up for the craic as he joined in with some of the classic Irish phrases as well as treating listeners to his own signature line – in Irish. (more…)

Irish women in London reveal their secrets

Irish women in London reveal their secrets

Irish women living in London have been invited to share their secrets in the form of anonymous postcards to help them get their personal feelings and thoughts off their chests. The blank postcards were sent out to more than 2,000 Irish women living in London as a way of reaching out and helping them battle…

Keeping germs in the family

Keeping germs in the family

If there's one thing you can guarantee about a child, it's that they'll catch some, if not all, of the bugs going round their school or nursery. And what's almost as certain is that someone else in the family - usually mum - will then catch it too. (more…)

Reviews of the best e-readers

Six of the best… e-readers

Kindle E-Reader, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display If you're new to the world of e-readers - a world dominated largely by Amazon - this basic Kindle could be a good starting point. Not least because the screen is glare-free making lengthy sessions with your tome of choice easier on the eyes. At just 161g, the Kindle…