Knight is against middle-aged women getting on top during sex. ‘Put a mirror on the floor and straddle it. Now look down. Yep. That’s the view.’ Photograph: Graham Jepson/Writer Pictures

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Sheila O’Flaherty, a senior psychiatric social worker, in Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Andrew Trimble: The Ulster and Ireland winger received a ligament injury to his big toe during Ulster’s Pro12 game against Glasgow on October 11th. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

He was the boy from Macroom who became a teacher, historian, politician and thorn in the side of ‘republicans’. Now 87, the profes(...)

The Pip: small and fob-like, it fits between finger and thumb and measures stress

A Dublin firm has come up with the Pip – it measures stress and plays scenarios that may calm you down

Declan Bowens, who runs the Back into Daylight sanctuary in Co Meath, and Louis the goat. Photograph: Alan Betson

At the age of nine Declan Bowens became vegetarian, and later vegan. ‘Just because we can do it, doesn’t mean we should,’ he says (...)

Ann Marie Hourihane in Cinnamon cafe, Ranelagh in Dublin: ‘Perhaps the problem about continuing to live without alcohol was that I just wasn’t terrorised enough; my relationship with alcohol wasn’t that fraught.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

When you give up drinking, you miss drinking: and when you go back to drinking, you miss giving up

Jonathan Wilson, Aaron Carey and Dane Carr, three of the successful Learning for Life scheme candidates, at the Guinness Storehouse. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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  Anne Ferris photographed on the beach at Bray, Co Wicklow,  Photograph: Eric Luke

She was adopted and then at 16 gave up a child for adoption – little wonder Labour TD Anne Ferris is determined to change our arch(...)

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