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19th Jun 2015

10 Things… Loved This Week

It's easy to keep us happy...

Rebecca McKnight

It’s been a busy week in HQ. Here are some of the things that made us very happy indeed…


Hoop Dreams

We visited the Irish Basketball Select team recently to shoot the breeze and shoot some hoops. We LOVE highlighting exceptional Irish women in sport. Follow our On Home Ground series for lots more of this.

Lazy Daze

A few of our team members were overjoyed to receive this box set survival pack from Sky Ireland. From a tray for meal times to lazy glasses (they actually allow you to watch a show lying down), we have everything we need for a weekend of television-watching. Now the only problem is deciding which one to watch.

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Bottoms Up

Thank God it’s Friday… because we’ve been waiting to indulge in a little G&T treat from Bombay Sapphire. It’s a classic with a twist, though – the Bombay Twist if you will. We’ll hand over to our good pal Jamie Oliver to tell you more…

Boutique Buys

If all cover models looked like this… we’d buy a lot more magazines! Team was spoiled recently with a collection of goodies from the new Boutique on board retail experience at Aer Lingus. We’ve long been advocates at treating yourself right from the start of a holiday, and on the plane is as good a place as any! Better, in fact, when you’re looking for some serious beauty savings (up to 50 per cent less than the high street price in some cases). Currently available on board, the summer range includes cult classics like Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, DuWop Lip Venom, GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Essential Set, as well as lots of lovely jewellery and gifts.

For more information, visit

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Brothers And Sisters

Glenda Gilson and comedian Andrew Stanley paired up with some special youths this week for the launch of Foróige’s #BigBrotherBigSister campaign which encourages volunteers to become a role model and mentor to a young person. The campaign is calling on volunteers to become a ‘big brother’ or ‘big sister’ by giving up just two hours of their time per week to hang out with and provide a positive support to a teenager who has signed up to the programme. The basis of the campaign is centred on the fact ‘you can’t change the world, but you can change someone’s world’.  

For further information or to register as a volunteer see

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Kiss from a Rose

We have a special soft spot for jewellery at HQ, so you can imagine our excitement when the latest news from PANDORA landed on our desk. The new PANDORA Rose collection comprises of charms, rings, earrings and pendants – with prices starting from €35. We’re especially tickled pink with this gorgeous feather pendant, €119.

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Three is a Magic Number

Ideally our magic three would be Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy and… but we’ll take what we can get! Kudus to our pals at Three this week on the launch of 3Plus, a new loyalty programme that we’re very much making the most of. Given that we never leave our smartphones out of our hands, it’s nice to get a few special treats for being a loyal customer. Three have addressed that with their new 3Plus app and on its website at As well as discounts on clothes, beauty, travel and entertainment – customers  who download the 3Plus app also have the chance of seeing U2 at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden this July. If you want to win flights, accommodation and two tickets to the gig of a lifetime, download and enter by June 24th.



Team has been spoiled with books this week. From exciting thrillers (After The Fire by Jane Casey) to a hilarious sketchbook (Love Sick by Jessie Cave), we really don’t know where to start. Please don’t call us over the weekend… we’ll be curled up on the couch with these hot dates!


Happy BBQ Day, Dad

With this Sunday marking the day we celebrate the no. 1 man un our lives, Centra provided us with a few goodies to get the BBQ started. We give it three minutes before the man himself jumps in to take over…

Fifty Shades of WTF

There’s a video on the way. That’s all we’re saying for now. 

We’re going to give you a dramatic reading of the new 50 shades today ? stay tuned ??

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