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Monday 24 September 2018
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Des Cahill revealed that his father's first wife and their two children drowned in the 1950s. Photo: RTE
This is the 1957 newspaper report detailing family tragedy RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill revealed on Late Late This is the Irish Independent report which details the drowning tragedy in RTE broadcaster Des Cahill’s family, which he revealed on the Late Late Show on Friday.
 
Main Lifestyle Headlines
 
Jennifer Ui Dhubhgain and her husband with their three children Daithí (9), Síofra (7) and Oisín (3) 'We lost six precious little babies who will always have a place in our hearts' - Mum-of-three I've just celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary. It's been a great 11 years and we've three wonderful children. People on the outside looking in see a perfectly "planned" family. Our oldest son, Daithí, is 9, our daughter, Síofra, is 7 and our youngest son, Oisín, just turned 3. But our perfectly "planned" little family wasn't easy to achieve. What people don't see, or what we don't show them is the heartache that we carry and will always carry. We've suffered six miscarriages over the last 10 years.
Nora Owen spoke to the Ray D'Arcy show last night. Former Justice Minister Nora Owen reveals what it’s like to care for a loved one who is living with dementia Geraldine Gittens Former Justice Minister Nora Owen has revealed what it’s like to care for a loved one who is living with dementia.
Daniel Downey interrupts his daughter’s dance class to make an emotional reunion WATCH: Dad flies home from duty in Lebanon to surprise his daughter Independent.ie Newsdesk Daniel Downey interrupts his daughter’s dance class to make an emotional reunion. The result is deeply moving.
Sova Vegan Butcher on Dublin's Pleasant Street Early bird catches the dinner deal - new website offers 50pc off meals at top restaurants Geraldine Gittens The early bird catches the worm, or in the case of restaurant fans, the dinner deal.
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Health & Wellbeing
 
Almost one in five couples are now affected by infertility. Stock image Are you struggling to conceive? These common health conditions may be the cause... Almost one in five couples are now affected by infertility, which can be caused by a wide range of conditions. But what are the most common factors causing difficulties for couples who are trying to start a family.
The exercise you should be doing is the one that you enjoy. Stock image Karl Henry: Get a black bag and fill it with your clothes that don't fit Welcome to week three of our back-to-school, back-to-basics and back-to-health series. So how have you been getting on with your homework so far? Remember that each week I simply want you to try your best, get as many of the homework tasks done as you can, and if you don't get to them all, don't worry. Each week I will look at a different aspect of health and this week I want to look at exercise. I get asked all the time, what the best form of exercise is and the answer is always the same - the one that you enjoy the most. For exercise to be long-term, you have to enjoy it - regardless of what it is. Ideally you should try get all three types of exercise done during the week:
Dr Ciara Kelly Dr Ciara Kelly: The message is: get the vaccine, not the cancer Ciara Kelly The findings of the Scally report into CervicalCheck - the national cervical cancer screening programme - were published last week. The report was commissioned after cases came to light of women with cervical cancer who, when their old smear tests were audited, were found to have had abnormalities that had been previously missed.
Chocolate Five top foods for good gut health, according to dietitian Jo Travers Independent.ie Newsdesk The health of our gut affects almost every aspect of our mind and body, from our mood and immune system, to digestive health and comfort, according to dietitian Jo Travers.
 
 
Family
 
Co-hosts: Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé of Today 'I do feel he needs a little time' - Maura Derrane on why she's keeping her son back from school another year Geraldine Gittens Many Irish parents see is as a conundrum. What age should we send our child to primary school? Do we send him when he’s four? Or will we wait another year.
Thank the stars for the day date, says Bill Linnane. Stock photo Bill Linanne: 'To hell with nights out - the day date is the salvation of parents' Bill Linanne There comes a point in every parent's life when you have to accept that you are too old for nights out. It usually comes at about the exact second that you become a parent - suddenly you have a deep and profound understanding of why sleep deprivation is used as torture, and how the mind fragments under the pressure of only a few hours' shuteye a night.
Apart from being tired or hungry, toddlers may just be frustrated that their movements are being restricted by us. Stock image Dear David Coleman: My toddler screams for up to twenty minutes - he used to be a dream baby David Coleman Question: My two-year-old son is my third child and was a dream baby up until he turned two. Now he has taken up a habit of screaming, to the point where his face is completely red and his veins at the side of his eye look like they are going to burst. It is very distressing for the whole family. Sometimes the tantrum can last for 15-20 minutes. He only has a few words, so maybe he is frustrated, although I can usually understand him. I'm not sure whether to ignore him, put him in time out or try to distract him. I'd be very grateful for any advice or tips you may have.
Deborah Donnelly and her daughters Frankie (11) and Casey (10) do the ironing. Photo: Tony Gavin 20-year study says doing chores from the age of three is the best predictor for life success - here's why Arlene Harris When I was growing up, doing chores were just part and parcel of life. My parents ran their own business so helping out was essential - there were no questions asked, it was just accepted that all hands had to be on deck.
 
 
Food & Drink
 
Kai, Sea Road, Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes Ireland's top 30 food experiences - the meals you'll rave about Katy McGuinness
Plated Banoffee Knickerbocker Glory Plated Banoffee Knickerbocker Glory Chef Nicole Pisani gave up her job at Nopi to make school dinners, and in her new book, she eulogises the moreish flavours of her childhood in Malta, where her family still run restaurants in Sliema
Homemade Baked Beans Warming plates: Roast Pork & Crackling with Apples, Fennel Seed, sage, Lemon & Thyme from Gill Meller
Coca Cola said it was “closely watching” the development of the cannabis industry. Coca-Cola 'closely watching' the expanding use of a cannabis element in drink Gillian Flaccus The Coca-Cola Company is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign that cannabis-related products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look from pillars of US business.
 
 
Home & Garden
 
The house is 3,000 sq ft spread over three floors Sprawling red-brick mansion in Co Laois for the price of a Dublin semi At the time of going to press, the sum of €600,000 might buy you, in Dublin, a dated red-brick in Ballsbridge, measuring just over 1,000 sq ft and with a tiny paved back yard, or a four-bed semi in outer Rathfarnham.
Terenure Gate This new showhome has €100,000 of designer furnishings - for €15,000 extra Would you be able to find Dublin's Roundtown district today? The Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837 edition) carries a breezy description listing off its attractions: "Roundtown is a village in the Parish of Rathfarnham and the Barony of Newcastle, two and a half miles from the General Post Office. The place takes its name from the arrangement of its cottages in the form of a circle - it is neat and pleasantly situated. In the immediate vicinity are numerous handsome seats and elegant villas."
19 Phibsborough Avenue in Dublin 7 It has no garden, no parking space, and the back of the house has had almost all its light blocked off - and it's on sale for €395,000 Mark Keenan and Geraldine Gittens It has no garden, no parking space, and the back of the house has had almost all its light blocked off.
The living room with bay window If you do like to be beside the seaside... How do you know that someone lives in Greystones?
 
 
Motoring
 
New Focus: Can be bought with all the latest tech wizardry on board — at a price Focus is firmly on tech A cold, wintry morning? No problem, just use your smartphone to turn on the engine, the hot air and heated seats, and your car will be warm and cosy by the time you finish your toast. Remote technology is at your fingertips in the new Ford Focus.
Sure-footed: Despite its size, the Koleos is a breeze to drive Eye-catching Koleos is winning the space race Whether it's a wildlife safari, out-of-the-way historic castles, or a traditional seaside break, holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness. But invariably it never works out that way, and, as a family of four, we've had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents' endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving still on speaking terms, is some planning and the right car.
Lexus UX Eddie Cunningham: How I fared on the streets of Stockholm in new Lexus UX crossover Eddie Cunningham As promised last week, here are some early driving impressions of the new compact hybrid crossover from Lexus, the UX.
Ford Focus Ford chief outlines how major factors, such as imports, SUVs and new emissions tests, are altering who is buying what Eddie Cunningham The economy is booming and there are a lot of new 181-reg and 182-reg cars on the road.
 
 
Travel
 
Vipp in Ballycotton Pet-friendly Ireland: 100 great places to eat, stay and play with your pooch! Thomas Breathnach Looking for a pet-friendly staycation or day out? Sorted!
F. Andy Messing Jr. checks in at an airline counter with his pet "Dick the Dog" for a flight to St. Petersburg, Florida. File Photo: Manny Ceneta/Getty Images Jet-set pets: What to know before travelling with your dog or cat Pól Ó Conghaile Doggy beers. Pet turndown services. Regulations allowing dogs and cats into Irish cafes, pubs and restaurants. Travel websites like WoofAdvisor and BringFido.com.
A snowy Adare Manor 25 Christmas hotel breaks in Ireland: Skip the stress with our 2018 guide! Pól Ó Conghaile Get the gang together, without getting under each other's skin...
Model Aircraft Collector, Michael Kelly. Pic: Arthur Ellis 'I spent about €25,000 a year on it' - giant collection of model aircraft goes on display in Ireland Pól Ó Conghaile There are hobbies. And then there are hobbies.
 
 
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