Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the film of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: The reviews say the film is less terrible than the book. That’s still pretty awful though.

Number three: Ever since The Fall I’ve been terrified of Jamie Dornan...

Daniel Philbin-Bowman, Angus Ridgway and Tal Ben-Shahar of PotentiaLife.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

As ‘wisdom week’ launches in the Life pages we talk to Potentialife founders Tal Ben-Shahar and Angus Ridgway, who say the key to (...)

The secret of a happy marriage is a secret. “Whenever you are wrong admit it. Whenever you are right shut up"

Róisín Ingle’s favourite work lunch, Lebanese tabbouleh (with some sweet chilli sauce if you’re feeling bold)

Róisín Ingle, daily features editor and columnist

Emily O’Reilly pictured in her office during her last week as Ombudsman last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

European Ombudsman speaks of balance between work and family life

Women celebrate International Women’s Day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

. . . abortion rights, a few days off a month, an end to pornification, not to be called ‘honey’, Putin’s head on a stick . . .

... politicians at the door

The fun factor, if not the sun factor, was sky high on a family camping holiday in Brittany

The grotto in Granard where 15-year-old Ann Lovett gave birth to her son. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thirty years ago today, a 15-year-old girl in Granard, Co Longford, died giving birth in secret. Here we publish letters written i(...)

letting it shine

Sarah O’Connell (4) at the Launch of National Giving Week. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Four journalists – some regularly charitable, some not so much – will flex their philanthropic muscles by giving their time to a c(...)

. . . on the C and M words

Performing artist Amanda Coogan (far left) working with pupils of St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls during their No Pens Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘No Pens Day’ a success at St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls

‘Those four hours lying on the ground praying for an end to the bumcha bumcha bumcha bass dance beats will haunt me forever’

... how to be cool

Malala Yousafzai: was shot at point-blank range in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan. She was awarded an honour last night by schoolchildren in Tipperary.  Photograph: Press 22/PA

Standing ovation for young Pakistani with the lion’s heart who would not be silenced

Irish varieties

Amazing Amy

Her husband may be ‘going out to war’ on the current Lions tour, but that doesn’t faze Amy Huberman, writes Róisín Ingle. The acto(...)

a gone girl

Depending on who you believe, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ is either a significant turning point in the feminist debat(...)

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