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Six of the best: Budget smartphones

Six of the best: Budget smartphones

Vodafone Smart 6 Prime 5.0″ 4G Ready Smartphone on PAYG with Case Ease of use is the name of the game with this phone. It’s simple to operate, comes with a good solid case, so you won’t have to make an additional purchase, and the phone itself has great functions. …

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Cathal Brugha – Irish revolutionary and politician

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Cathal Brugha was an Irish nationalist and a  key figure in the Easter Rising, the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. He also held positions in the Irish parliament, and was the first Chairman of Dáil Éireann. He took the anti-treaty side in the Irish Civil War …

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Low And Slow: How To Cook Meat

Low And Slow: How To Cook Meat

Neil Rankin can already predict the type of complaints people will level at his newly published cookbook. “‘I’ve cooked a chicken a hundred times before – I don’t need to be told by you how to cook it; who do you think you are?!'” jokes the former sound engineer-turned-chef, laughing.

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Protect your crops with plant partners

Protect your crops with plant partners

We all want to be picking plenty of veg from our allotments, borders and containers – but there are ways to maximise the chances of a better harvest. Companion planting works on the premise that planting certain things together will free one or the other plant from pests, or boost …

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Vacation fun for all the family

It’s nearly time for many families to escape the miserable weather and jet off to sunnier climes. But for a lot of parents, a sunshine break brings the same childcare and child entertainment responsibilities they have at home – and that doesn’t make for holiday relaxation.

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