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MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle

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Midweek Indulgence is all about you, and more importantly, treating yourself to little luxuries that can help make your journey through the working week a little easier. When I’ve had a long day, I like nothing better than to light a scented candle, put on a midweek movie and kick back with some delicious M&S chocolate treats. If the funds allow, turn your living space in to a relaxing … [Read more...]

BASIC INSTINCTS: MEN, SEX AND CHEATING

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Unfortunately for millions of down-trodden and deceived wives, girlfriends and partners the world over, countless men still do the dirty at every opportunity. Declan Leavy investigates adultery in Ireland, an Irish website that assists in cheating, why some man can’t help themselves and why some women simply put up with it. The seventh commandment states; ‘thou shalt not commit adultery’, … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK MONDAY: WET WET WET

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Pop trivia time! This day 21 years ago, the UK number one was Wet Wet Wet's Goodnight Girl. We're massive Wet Wet Wet fan and Goodnight Girl (or Wishing Well as it's often known) is one of our favourites, so we feel today is the perfect day to discuss one of the biggest bands of the late 80s / early 90s. Wet Wet Wet formed at Clydebank High School in Clydebank, Scotland in 1982, under the … [Read more...]

LET’S GET CHRISTMASSY: NEW IRISH WEBSITE CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND GOES LIVE!

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We love Christmas, we love Ireland, and we adore Christmas in Ireland! New website ChristmasinIreland.ie was founded by our very own Declan Leavy to provide a one-stop shop for all that is happening around the country this festive season. From Christmas markets, festivals and fairs, to hotel breaks, shopping, gifting ideas and New Year’s Eve options, all bases are covered, and there’s even … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK MONDAY: GIRLS ALOUD’S ORIGINAL INDIVIDUAL 2002 POPSTARS THE RIVALS AUDITIONS

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It's still all about The X Factor here at Daily Update Towers and we were beyond shocked last night when frontrunner Ella Henderson got the shop from the ailing talent show. Today, Nadine, Cheryl, Kimberley, Sarah and Nicola take centre stage as we flash back 10 years to 2002's Popstars The Rivals. It's worth pointing out that while Cheryl's and Nadine's full Popstars The Rivals auditions are … [Read more...]

MALE MODEL LEO DELANEY CROWNED MR IRELAND 2012!

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Dublin born male model Leo Delaney was yesterday crowned Mr Ireland 2012, beating off stiff competition from several hot-blooded Irish contenders. The 22-year-old will go forward to represent Ireland in the Mr World contest in Kent, England on November 24th and hopefully steal the crown from reigning Mr World and former Mr Ireland Kamal Ibrahim. Leo, who has been living in Limerick for the … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK MONDAY: BEFORE SHE WAS FAMOUS – NICOLE SCHERZINGER’S POPSTARS AUDITION AND EDEN CRUSH SINGLE

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Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is the full package; beautiful, sexy, a great dancer and a powerful vocalist. Admittedly however, the flame I once held for dimmed out when she took her place on the US X Factor judging panel last year. Her cringe-worthy comments were often unbearable and when she landed the gig I was one of the many who found themselves asking, 'how can she be an X Factor … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: EASY CUPCAKES RECIPE

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Earlier this year, my sister set me a challenge of providing some baked goods for my nephew’s birthday party. Just as I was about to order in from the local bakery, my sister advised me that she expected me to bake something from scratch. I’ve never baked anything before but, never one to turn down a challenge, I did what all good baking novices to and consulted my good friend Google, where I … [Read more...]

CELEBRITY INTERVIEW: DECLAN LEAVY MEETS THE VOICE OF IRELAND JUDGE NIALL ‘BRESSIE’ BRESLIN

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Niall Breslin, or Bressie to this friends, fans and basically everyone else, shot to fame as the lead singer of Irish band, The Blizzards. Since leaving to pursue a solo career, the 31-year-old former Westmeath footballer and Leinster rugby player has carved out a successful solo career and is now one of Ireland’s most popular musicians and TV personalities. Following his stint as a coach on … [Read more...]

THE BALD TRUTH: Hair Loss Options

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Hair Today, Gone tomorrow? My name is Declan Leavy, and I’m a trichotillomaniac. Where anorexics see themselves as overweight, I see myself as going bald. Yes, there’s actually a name for the irrational fear that dominates my life. I religiously research new techniques, lotions and potions for anti-hair loss, constantly check my hair in the mirror and I spend hours every day making sure it … [Read more...]