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A journey along Japan’s oldest pilgrimage route

Religion may play an ambiguous role in Japanese life but the arduous pilgrimage remains popular with walkers, cyclists and coachloads. Sayuru Kunihashi had paid the bill for a night on…

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Top 5 Albums to listen to on the job

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But music can help. From time to time, it helps to have a little bit of music in the background…

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The Garda Band: A National Institution

It is remarkable to think that, barring a hiatus between 1965 and 1972, the Garda Band is almost as old as An Garda Síochána itself. It was established by the…

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The Rise of Predictive Policing

One of the basic principles that drives today’s tech industry is the unfaltering belief that any service can be improved by amalgamating data and then applying it appropriately. The police…

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Top Ten Tips For Home Renovation

1. Enlist a professional You can’t turn on a television these days without some programme about terrible workmen. Cowboy builders or Bad Builders: Bang to Rights have all of us…

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BREATHALYSER TESTING – A BRIEF HISTORY

Drink driving is an issue which has affected Irish society, both rural and urban, since motor cars first became an affordable option for the masses. Given our well-documented fondness for…

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Making The Most Of The Home Renovation Initiative

The Home Renovation Initiative (HRI), announced in Budget 2013 will end this year unless extended in the budget. With an election on the way, it is difficult not to see some form of the…

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DON PATRICIO: PATRICK O’CONNELL & FC BARCELONA

He was the Irishman who became the first player from his country to represent Manchester United and who went on to save Barcelona at a point where they faced the…

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AN GARDA SIOCHANA CONSIDERING DRONES TO AID POLICING

An Garda Siochana are considering whether to follow the example of the PSNI in adopting robotic drones for surveillance purposes and other general uses.  It has been recently reported in…

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Sweden’s success with heart disease

A major new study in the Lancet in the UK has found that the chance of surviving a heart attack is far lower in the UK & Ireland than in…

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Omega-3 claims backed up

Those of us with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also have larger brain volumes in our advanced years, is equivalent to preserving one-to-two…

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The Point is Policing not Penalties – comment

It is apparent in the commentary surrounding the annulling of penalty points that some of the arguments being put forward are missing the point of why this system was introduced…

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Private hospital treatment abroad – Your overseas options

Private hospital treatment abroad – Your overseas options  Hospitals in countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Malta, Portugal, Spain and United Arab Emirates (UAE), have excellent medical and…

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European Christmas markets

Nothing captures the truly magical spirit of Christmas like a traditional outdoor Christmas market. It is a tradition that dates back centuries and the hussle and bussle along with the…

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25% Gardai Gold Corporate Discount – Luigi Malones Dublin & Cork

Luigi Malones Restaurants in Cork and Dublin would like to thank all Gardai Gold Corporate Card holders for choosing us! For those who still didn’t have a chance to pick…

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Costa Del Crime – End of an Era

The recent highly-publicised arrests of on-the-run British criminals Mark Lilley and Andrew Moran may signal a decline in the traditional appeal of the Costa del Sol as a refuge for…

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