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1Tra­di­tional games

Pass the par­cel, hide and seek and pin the tail on the don­key are still the most pop­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties at chil­dren’s par­ties — beat­ing iceskat­ing and go-kart­ing, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey.

2 An­i­mal rights

Judg­ing by the furore whipped up by the staged ‘cat ex­e­cu­tion’ scene in this week’s Love/Hate, it’s clear the no­tion of an­i­mal cru­elty — even when fic­tional — is now ab­hor­rent in Ire­land.

3 Gar­dens

They’re in tip-top shape now af­ter typ­i­cal house-hold­ers put in up to 154 hours plant­ing, prun­ing, mow­ing and weed­ing dur­ing the glo­ri­ous sum­mer.


1 DAB ra­dio

It’s a turn- off...The ma­jor­ity of lis­ten­ers are still shun­ning the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion, with ana­logue sets mak­ing up two thirds of all those bought over the past two years, lat­est fig­ures re­veal.

2 Wood­land birds

They suf­fered far more in this year’s harsh spring than the same species liv­ing in towns, which were able to scav­enge for food, finds a new study.

3 Good Sa­mar­i­tans

That’s bad… 91 per cent of us wouldn’t of­fer to help oth­ers, ac­cord­ing to new re­search, af­ter an ex­per­i­ment saw hun­dreds ig­nore a man and a woman who were clearly in dis­tress.

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