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# Love

Last year
2022
# Reunited
'I hadn’t seen my parents for two-and-a-half years. It was really emotional'
Finlay Bealham shared a special moment with his family at Twickenham.
All time
# Love Hurts
Disappointment for Aidan O'Brien as Love ruled out of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Star filly misses out on the Parisien showpiece for second year running.
# you love to see it
Love delivers for Aidan O’Brien in Prince of Wales’ Stakes
Gavin Cromwell also celebrated success with Quick Suzy in the Queen Mary Stakes.
# Love
Support for ‘incredible human’ Sol Bamba after cancer diagnosis
The Ivory Coast defender – 36 on Wednesday – has started chemotherapy.
# flipper in flipper
Image of penguins 'hugging' wins photography prize
Tobias Baumgaertner won the Ocean Photography Awards’ community choice prize for the image of the birds in Melbourne.
It must be Love! O'Brien's filly sends out message with impressive Yorkshire Oaks win
All systems go for mouthwatering clash with Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
# Love
Love supreme in 1000 Guineas for O’Brien and Moore
Dominant display gives O’Brien sixth victory in fillies’ Classic.
Voices
Opinion: 'Love and loss in the time of coronavirus... Together, apart, we wait for the dawn'
Maura McElhone writes about how the imminent birth of her first child makes her reflect on the loss of her grandmother, and in turn on what this current pandemic means for families.
# Love Actually
What actually is love? It depends on what language you speak
Researchers have used a new tool in comparative linguistics to examine emotional concepts across the world.
# late late date
Once again, Ryan Tubridy is looking for 'eligible guys and girls' for the Valentine's Day special
Audience members need to be single, and “not camera shy”.
Voices
Ireland in a snapshot: Nature abhors a vacuum - love always finds a way
Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.
# love advice
'Love is when home becomes a person, not a place': 14 people tell us the best piece of advice they have about the mystery of love
‘If you love someone give it your all; Don’t end up regretting not doing/saying something and unsure of where you stand.’
# dear fifi
Dear Fifi: My boyfriend wants to keep our relationship a secret
Dear Fifi? On a Tuesday? It’s more likely than you think.
# extra ordinary
Two Emmy-nominated actors are joining Maeve Higgins' spooky new comedy
Everything we know so far.
# dear fifi
Dear Fifi: How do I become more confident talking to the opposite sex?
A post Bank Holiday Tuesday – truly the most Tuesday kind of Tuesday there is.
'Love is a drug', 'rose-tinted glasses': Here's the science behind falling for someone
Your stomach’s in knots, your heart flutters – but here’s what happens to your brain when you’re in love.
# cleaning windows
This guy returned for his second go on First Dates last night and this time he didn't leave heartbroken
Aww.
# heap of change
Australian mining magnate gives away €266 million in 'act of love'
It is the single biggest donation ever given by an Australian citizen.
# buried with my people
The 20 milestones in every new Irish relationship
Love is a many splendoured thing! Love lifts us up where we belong! Love is… awkward as hell.
# Love Actually
Russian man who drove his car into an airport says he did it for love
“I had to get on the platform. I was fighting for love!”
# Still got it
'I've had a lot of lucky escapes': This man has been going to matchmaking festivals for 70 years
“I used to go home with a pocketful of phone numbers – this was my fodder for the winter!”
# Support
Couple who battled cancer at the same time in different continents 'glad everyday they get up'
‘To be apart from each other at the same time made it extremely difficult.’
# hey dad
The lovely moment a teen asks her mam's partner to adopt her is going super viral
It gets emotional.
# germs
Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life
That’s according to a study which argues that falling population numbers forced a rethink of sexual behaviours.
# Interview
‘Cristiano Ronaldo constantly needs people’s love and appreciation’
The star’s biographer, Guillem Balague, chats to The42 about his tough upbringing and perpetual insecurity.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever dated someone you met online?
Have you found love on the Internet? We want to know…
# Happy Mother's Day
Open Thread: What's the best advice your mum gave you?
From the sublime to the ridiculous.
# daytime telly
Some guy just proposed on The Jeremy Kyle Show and it was mortifying
Daytime telly at its very best.
Voices
Just started dating? Here are some ways to casually mark Valentine’s Day
You’ve only started dating, so what are the Valentine’s Day ‘rules’?
# Love
The Late Late audience was full of single people - and everyone thought they were drunk
There was certainly something for everyone in the audience…
# sponsored by Renault Clio
Open thread: Tell us your worst Valentine's Day date stories
Share the pain…
# cab of love
Dublin taxi drivers explain what love means to them
These guys…
# bleein love you
16 Valentine's cards that just tell it like it is
Impress bae with this selection.
# Old Flames
After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite
10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.
# Love
This guy shared a photo of his girlfriend sleeping for the sweetest reason
This is sweet.
Voices
'Breaking up is hard to do, but moving on is sometimes harder'
Christmas time can be tough if you have just recently broken up with someone, writes Bernadette Ryan.
Voices
What drives us to binge drink? Is it our pursuit to find love?
Years of working in pubs has me asking one question. Why do we do this to ourselves?
# local legend
'Forget the medals, you have the love of your people' -- The redemption of Stevie G
Donald McRae chats to The42 about ghosting the Liverpool legend’s autobiography.
# Opinion
O'Neill's greatest feat isn't getting Ireland to the Euros -- it's making people love the team again
The Boys in Green beat Bosnia earlier this week to secure their spot in France.
# the eternal sunshine of the spotless timeline
Facebook wants to end the nightmare of seeing everything your ex is up to
No more sleepless nights deciding whether to block or de-friend.