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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Inspiration

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This cancer survivor just climbed Ireland's snowiest mountain - on crutches
Nikki Bradley has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since she was 16. Facing a possible amputation, she’s determined to fit as much into her life as she can.
Cech names the 6 goalkeepers who have influenced his career
The Arsenal goalkeeper has now kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history.
A straight guy had the best response when a man gave him his number at a wedding
Sound lads.
'I was gutted to leave my baby, but I went away with a bit of life about me and destroyed the guy'
Ireland’s world champion boxer gave his thoughts at the Web Summit in Dublin yesterday.
Hanover 1994: the day Ireland went to Germany and won
Goals from Tony Cascarino and Gary Kelly gave Jack Charlton’s side a memorable victory ahead of the World Cup.
Spice up your lunch - 6 delicious suggestions from around the world
There’s more to lunch than sandwiches, y’know.
Move over boring sandwiches - easy lunch ideas that don't involve bread
Go home bread. You’re done here.
Here's 12 talks that could change your career
Take yourself up to inspiration point.
Need some gym inspiration? Here's a short, painful session
Research has shown that shorter, higher intensity bouts of exercise can be just as beneficial as longer exercise periods.
Jack Wilshere says Gazza inspired his Slovenia golazo
The midfielder ended his international scoring duck last weekend.
If you have a little space in the back garden, try this
We have the perfect ‘granny flat’ inspiration for you.
How to retrofit your house to save water and money
Water charges are coming…so bring on the rain harvesting.
Let the sunshine in - how to maximise the light in your renovation
Let there be light… and heat and low electricity bills.
How would you like an 'extra' room with your renovation?
Is it indoors? Outdoors? Who can tell?
100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade
It’s easier than you may think.
Running out of space? Add an extra storey...
Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.
Making the fairytale come true for your family home
We spoke to David Leahy about fulfilling his dream of a home for the ages in his native Co Limerick.
How one woman went from 20 cigarettes a day to triumphing in Ireland's toughest endurance race
Diane Behan tells The42 about her exceptional performance in Donegal last weekend.
Boy finds 'group he belongs to' in amputee football team after losing leg in accident aged 5
Niamh Dufficy said an amputee football team has inspired her son.
This Victorian house is perfect - but it doesn't like to show off
Take a look around 20 Wellington Road and its gorgeous high-class features.
How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90%
This Dublin semi-d became the first certified ‘passive’ retrofit home here.
A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren
This incredible classically-proportioned home commands its spot in a wild landscape – and provides refuge for its owners.
How one Irishman went from contemplating suicide to cycling the world
Breifne Earley tells The42 about his extraordinary journey.
A walk-in wardrobe? Yes, it's an achievable dream
Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.
Bundee Aki revealed the secret behind Robbie Henshaw's performance tonight (it's BOD related)
The great man’s reach knows no bounds.
Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off
Stunning curves, letting it all hang out – some of the features that makes these architectural gems shine.
The hotel that acts as a wind instrument
A lakeside location and an Aeolian harp inspires this meditative space in Japan.
This might be the most beautiful office space in the world
…Or would you prefer the Bond villain lair-type bunker in Sweden here?
Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Renovation station: Open plan living with an energy-saving facelift
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza
The 17-year-old won the Nobel Peace Prize this month.
Renovation station: A 1930s semi-d finally sees the light
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Opinion: Falcao and Di Maria can spark United title challenge
Will Louis van Gaal’s £150m spending spree pay off and help the club recapture past glories?
Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016
‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.
Blind, paralysed...and bald: But Mark Pollock's TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems
And it’s absolutely inspiring.
Heaslip: Emotional Eoin O'Malley speech spurred Leinster to victory
The Blues captain says his team’s title success is down to the entire squad and academy players.
This Is What A Children's Playground Looks Like In Canada Pic of the Day
There are some lucky kids in Alberta who get to play in front of this backdrop.
7 incredible speeches that will inspire you to better things
In need of a little motivation? Look no further.