Julie Feeney: ‘Any opportunity to refresh our approach to life is good by me.’

It’s that time of year again. As the final bars of Auld Lang Syne fade into the distance, a list of New Year’s resolutions will be drawn up.Some will (...)

Annmarie Brophy: She doesn’t particularly enjoy the feeling of being intoxicated and is happier to enjoy the occasion without it. Photograph: Alan Betson

The party season is in full swing and we are constantly being reminded of the need to put on our dancing shoes and enjoy the festive fun. The season t(...)

It is widely accepted that girls have stolen the march on boys when it comes to excelling in the classroom. Reports of higher grades, a keener interes(...)

David Goodstein on day one of his 2,100km cycle from Brussels to Barcelona.

Clare man David Goodstein recently pushed the boundaries when he participated in a 2100km cycle from Brussels to Barcelona in order to raise awareness(...)

Áine Lawlor: ‘We all want a magic wand to eliminate it forever, but this isn’t possible it can be monitored’.

When journalist Áine Lawlor was diagnosed with cancer, her illness and subsequent treatment were well documented. Two years later, she has come out th(...)

Model Cara Delevingne: Delevingne’s psoriasis flared up during London Fashion week, when covered in scabs she had to be painted with make-up for the catwalk. Photograph: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Earlier this year, model Cara Delevingne revealed that she suffers from psoriasis and takes advice from her friend, Kate Moss, who encourages her to s(...)

Bronwyn Kane: ‘I was shocked when I heard my result was positive but I have never seen it as a life sentence or felt a constant ticking bomb like I’ve heard others say.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Angelina Jolie made headlines earlier this year when she opted to have a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Th(...)

Elissa Cassidy is 33. Living in Ratoath, Co Meath with her IT manager husband, David, and their six-year-old daughter Alexandra, the young mother has (...)

Richard Brennan practising his Alexander Technique. He says pain is a warning sign that something is wrong with the body.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Back problems have reached epidemic proportions globally, with recent figures revealing that four million people input “lower back pain” into Google e(...)

Helen O’Hanlon: trains five days a week, three times on her own and twice with a local club.

When did you start running and why?About three years ago, I started running with a friend to get fit and to keep my weight under control. What has bee(...)