She was adopted and then at 16 gave up a child for adoption – little wonder Labour TD Anne Ferris is determined to change our archaic laws
"She didn’t have a clue about tennis"
City of a Thousand Welcomes is an initiative that asks voluntary ambassadors to introduce tourists to the capital. How will Conor Pope fare with a young French-Canadian couple?
Pat Gallagher, president of the Irish Naturist Association, and his wife, Mary, are among the few in Ireland willing to speak publicly about the lifestyle. They started off by accident, says Pat
In the costume department, razor blades and bird seed are never far away. And what’s with all that vodka they have?
Growing numbers of Irish students are waiving their CAO offers and choosing colleges on the Continent
The Generations series, charting the experience of Irish people through the decades, by Rosita Boland, reaches over 60-year-olds in Saturday's Irish Times. Here we preview the voices from that decade with Fred Crowe from Clontarf
Way Buddy helps people with learning difficulties to follow routes by showing them pictures of landmarks along the way
Revealing swimwear, Queen Beatrix in a gay bar, and buggies driven under the influence: here is our final pick of readers’ summer memories
Ashmawy had entered a lull in his career when he had the idea of taking Nancy (71), his long-suffering mother, skydiving, warplane flying and sitting on crocodiles for Sky TV
The Trip: We visit the place where Melisandre gave birth to a shadow assassin, drive slowly past the site of Castle Black, and see the Giant’s Causeway, which is not in the show (but was built by giants)
It’s right in the centre of the capital, but we often forget Dublin Port is there. We meet some of the people who keep the port ticking over
Clare County Council is playing messages to holidaymakers to get them to clean up after their dogs. Its environmental awareness officer says it’s having a big effect
Flying unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – in public places without a licence is illegal, and yet more and more people are doing so
Tinder reframes online dating as entertainment. Are we losing ourselves by using it?
On September 28th, an Irish Times team will take to the water to try to win the first DePaul Raft Race. We called in designer Shane Holland to give us his top tips on how to win
Letters from the war, bought in Europe’s antiques markets, show common preoccupations: food, the weather, and above all, love, family and home
James Alexander Gordon: February 10th, 1936 - August 18th, 2014
Lauren Bacall: September 16th, 1924 - August 12th, 2014
Bill Webster: October 23rd, 1941 - August 8th, 2014
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