Ireland’s children are not doing so well, if the recent plethora of reports is to be believed. Far from being the best little country to raise a famil(...)

Operation Transformation: television and radio shows focused on individual lifestyles will not fix the obesity problem and may even make things worse. Photograph: RTÉ

It’s January and Operation Transformation is back on RTÉ television and radio. Kathryn Thomas and the team of experts get to dress in chic outfits (...)

More money never makes up for the loneliness and homesickness that can be felt by emigrants. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The goodbyes are over. Emigrants came home for the holidays and went back to wherever in the world they now live and work. RTÉ did the usual airpor(...)

 The promenade from the Claddagh to the lighthouse on Mutton Island is one of the few places left in Galway city where citizens can walk without being deafened by traffic noise. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It can be hard to be physically active at this time of year but walking by the sea in Galway is an easily made health choice. The promenade from the C(...)

Earlier this year The Economist magazine published an article on “the Francis effect” about how Pope Francis turned around Roman Catholic Global Inc i(...)

The new housing strategy, Social Housing Strategy 2020: Support, Supply, Reform, is not supportive or reforming enough. Apart from the provision of 35(...)

‘Women who agree to be surrogate mothers lie to themselves for nine months to avoid cognitive dissonance.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The recent Supreme Court judgment that the woman who gives birth must be the mother named on the birth certificate was fair and best for children. The(...)

Even though the HSE is less than 10 years old and An Garda Síochána is in existence for 90 years, the organisations are uncannily alike in the way the(...)

Society should be structured in such a way that women can easily combine children and a career. The egg-freezing stunt shows that their right to have children and a full-time job is just not taken seriously.

The offer made by Apple and Facebook to their female employees that the companies would contribute to the cost of “egg freezing” is a reminder that eq(...)

Children are strapped into buggies for the convenience of parents, often until they start school. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and 25 partner organisations have launched a new mental health campaign called “little things”. (...)