Louis Copeland gets the measure of Conor Pope’s suits. Photographs: Dave Meehan 4:23

I wear the fact that I never have to wear a suit outside of weddings, funerals and the occasional job interview as a badge of professional pride. T(...)

The survey found 37 per cent of respondents were less physically active than they were five years ago. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Irish people display “an alarming lack of knowledge” about the benefit of exercise and appear to know very little about the critical factors which can(...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)

If you were born in October or November today might be as good a day as any to start paying extra special care when getting behind the steering wheel.(...)

Aidan O’Brien is joined on the gallops by Conor Pope  for morning exercise. Photograph: Ni Riain Photography

When I tell horsey people I’m off to Ballydoyle and Coolmore to “work” under Aidan O’Brien they look at me with jealous eyes, as if securing an ext(...)

Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragons’ Den’ said he is  “always surprised by the level of understanding of business primary school children in particular can display”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week Ibec called for teachers to be trained in “entrepreneurial thinking” with a view to introducing courses at primary and secondary schools in (...)

David Cameron eats his Pringles: we’re just reporting how silly the others are for reporting this

Deadly seagulls stealing our lunches, killing our sheep and threatening to swoop off with our children in their malevolent beaks have made a big splas(...)

Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)

Conor Pope and Jim Dockery doing a bovine blowdry. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan 3:23

‘I’m here to meet Jim Dockery about the bull grooming,” I tell the first friendly-looking woman who crosses my path at Ossory Agricultural Show, in(...)

Fuel prices are down, but gains are swallowed up by an average 20 per cent rise in insurance premiums for the typical motorist. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Irish motorists have not benefited from dramatic falls in the price of fuel over the past 12 months because increases in insurance premiums have wiped(...)