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Music legend puts his Irish mansion up for sale for €12.5m

Music legend puts his Irish mansion up for sale for €12.5m

Lady in Red singer Chris de Burgh has put his Irish mansion up for sale with an asking price of a whopping €12.5m. The music legend explained that now his kids grown and up and left home, the eight-bedroom house is simply too big for just him and his wife. …

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Shocking story of the baby buried alive in 19th century Belfast

In the 19th century a baby was buried alive at Knock burial ground in Blefast

A surprise encounter for gravedigger William Spence was the catalyst for a harrowing story from 19th century Belfast. On Sunday 9th November 1884, Spence’s evening was interrupted by a knock on his door. Do you qualify to become an Irish citizen? There are three main ways for a person to …

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Who Killed Sister Cathy: “The Keepers” Is Compelling TV Drama

Review of the Netflix series 'The Keepers' which looks into the murder of Sister Cathy

The murder of Sister Cathy shocked America. There were allegations that it was linked to child abuse by priests and may have been covered up by the Catholic Church. Now Netflix has produced a documentary to try to find out exactly what happened. Author Bill Hughes looks at the story …

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Did priest flee to Ireland after nun murder? Netflix documentary

Documentary of priest who fled to Ireland after being accused of nun murder

The murder of a young nun is being investigated in a new documentary and the finger of blame is pointed squarely at a priest who later fled to Ireland. Sister Cathy Cesnik is the subject of the Netflix documentary ‘The Keepers’. She went missing in Baltimore in 1969, when she …

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Experimental cattle vaccines ‘were used on children in Irish mother and baby homes’

Experimental drugs intended for cattle were tried out on children in Irish mother-and-baby homes, according to official reports

Experimental drugs intended for cattle were tried out on children in Irish mother-and-baby homes, according to official reports obtained by the radio station, Newstalk. The report, from the Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health’s report to the Oireachtas in the year 2000, says the tests involved 290 children …

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Meatloaf talks about Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has been a long time coming. Ask Meat Loaf when he first heard about the idea, and he replies: “About 48 years ago. It’s been Jimmy’s dream since I first met him.” Jimmy, of course, is Jim Steinman, Meat’s long-time friend, and writer …

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School for green fingers – gardening courses

Gardening courses

Not sure how to prune properly? Want a beginner’s guide to vegetable growing? Fancy a new career as a garden designer? Whatever your horticultural bent, there is a course out there for you, from one-day taster courses to degrees and recognised horticultural qualifications. But where do you start?

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Know your jabs? Adult vaccinations

Adult vaccinations

Infectious diseases, including flu and pneumonia, remain a big killer in older age-groups, in spite of modern antibiotics. Even if a disease isn’t normally fatal, like shingles, it can still cause significant pain for as long as a year.

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Annette Bening on her relationship with her kids and her parents

Annette Bening

In 20th Century Women, Annette Bening plays Dorothea, a single mum in Seventies Santa Barbara. It’s a time of cultural revolution and rebellion, and Dorothea’s doing her best to embrace the change that’s happening – both in the wider world and at home, as her teenage son grows up.

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