Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com, says he hopes the Ask.fm site can be used to campaign against online bullying.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

More than half of the 180 million users of site linked with cyber bullying aged under 18

The large number of young people living in today’s world has been said to present an opportunity to accelerate economic growth for decades to come. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 142 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday by 2020

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Traditional music in Bantry, Baroque music in Ardee and Crafts & Design at Ballymaloe

Loah: ‘You have to nourish yourself with anything that inspires you because that’s where your creativity comes from.’ Photograph: Eve North

A trip to New York forced Loah to take her music seriously, and now the part-time pharmacist, who has worked with Hozier and Kíla,(...)

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan (centre) said he hadn’t “walked the streets” since Sunday’s show and was interested to see how the public would react.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond/RTÉ

‘There’s no way to dress up a rape,’ says Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive

Learning: practising sign language at St Columba’s Girls’ National School

Schools that teach children how to cope with life as well as how to learn have been honoured for their work

Former Fine Gael minister Nora Owen said it was interesting that a survey on Christmas spending was released the same week as Irish Water protests.

Former minister asks if water protesters are planning to spend ‘all this money on toys’

An IFA delegation, led by president Eddie Downey and IFA national livestock committee chairman Henry Burns, on their way into talks with the meat factories over beef prices at Citywest in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

Processors had appealed to IFA to call off campaign targeting up to 30 plants

Standing tickets for The Script’s hotly anticipated Croke Park gig next June sold out in under an hour this morning.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

June concert falls on 30th anniversary of U2’s Unforgettable Fire tour

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