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FURTHER GROWTH IN LIVE REGISTER

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The numbers on the Live Register rose again this month, with an additional 1,600 signing on in August. This amount bring the figure up by 0.1 percent to 14.4 per cent overall. Many of the 1,600 are seasonal workers who have ended their employment from the summer. Women again made up the biggest portion of the increase, at three quarters of those newly signing on. There are now 449,600 on the … [Read more...]

ON THE LASH

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Rejoice! 'Eyelash guru to the stars' Ja’Maal Buster has finally launched his award-winning US brand, Just Lashes, in Ireland. Featuring five different sets of lashes; Whisper, Rockstar Chic, Sold Out Show, Bold & Beautiful and Looking for Love, each set has its own individual style ideal; ranging from slightly subtle for day wear, to fabulously fluttery for glam night eyes. Constantly … [Read more...]

AUTUMN/WINTER ’11 AT ARNOTTS

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Bounty leather jacket, €580

A few weeks ago, we popped along to the Morrison Hotel to preview the new season’s offerings from Arnotts department store; and what an impressive collection it is! The trends, shapes and colours of the new season have been sourced both locally and internationally and it would be mighty difficult for me to talk about all of the fabulous labels old and new, or indeed to discuss all of my … [Read more...]

BLUE SEPTEMBER

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on hand yesterday to launch the inaugural Blue September Ireland, which aims to challenge Irish men to face up to cancer. First launched in New Zealand in 2008, Blue September is a growing global initiative that encourages men to be more aware of their health and more pro-active in protecting themselves against preventable and treatable diseases. The campaign will … [Read more...]

LIBYAN REBELS GIVE SURRENDER ULTIMATUM

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Libyan rebels have demanded that the country of Algeria extradites the wife and three children of Colonel Gaddafy, who were granted entry to the country after fleeing Libya. Wife, Safia, daughter Aisha and sons Mohammed and Hannibal were granted entry to Algeria on Monday morning. Aisha reportedly gave birth to a baby girl a day after entering Algeria. The rebels say that Algeria's actions … [Read more...]

MALE WAX APPEAL

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Ever since the so-called metrosexuals burst onto the scene mid-noughties looking immaculately groomed, waxing has no longer been solely for the fairer sex. Any guys wanting to de-fuzz should head to Ritual Beauty Bar and Spa in Temple Bar. A chest and back wax is going for €50- that’s a whopping €20 off! Ladies, maybe it’s time to take your man on a little day out in Dublin! Ritual … [Read more...]

55,000 MORTGAGES IN ARREARS

Banks have enough funds to write off a number of mortgages in arrears, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Figures released on Monday by the Central Bank have shown that more than 55,000 mortgages are in arrears. Of these, more than 6,000 are in arrears of 90 days or more. Mr. Noonan said that the banks should be using some of the money invested in them by the taxpayer to offer … [Read more...]

THE BUZZ

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Get ready to see a whole lot more of Rosanna Davison as the former Irish Miss World will be baring all for a daring Playboy shoot! The daughter of Chris De Burgh and former model, mother Diane, is apparently receiving a six figure sum to pose in nothing but her birthday suit for the popular magazine run by Hugh Hefner. A friend said of Rosanna “She's an exhibitionist at heart and she's not shy … [Read more...]

TV3 LAUNCH EXCITING AUTUMN SCHEDULE

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I'm a telly addict, I make no secret of it, I just wish there were more hours in the evening to watch my favourite shows! In the last couple of years, TV3 has become one of my favourite channels for Irish and international entertainment and reality shows. They've also managed to create successful versions of popular American and UK shows, which has helped them to become the only Irish channel to … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF THE TV3 AUTUMN SCHEDULE

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The Royal College of Physicians on Dublin's Kildare Street was the venue for the glam launch party to celebrate TV3's autumn schedule. Guests including a host of TV3 stars, as well as Twink and a parrot, enjoyed champagne and canapes. Check out some of the social snaps below. For more details on TV3's impressive autumn schedule, check out our feature here; … [Read more...]