All I’m saying is, now more than ever parents don’t have time to teach tidying up so I reckon the schools should take over and Kondo’s bestseller is the obvious text book

Apparently ‘politics’ is going to be taught in Irish secondary schools at some point in the future. I’m sure there are lots of people lining(...)

My family are tucking merrily into the free cheese and wine buffet and taking turns getting their picture taken in front of a sign on a table that says “Reserved for Pamela Anderson” Photograph:  Isa Foltin/Getty Images

Some people are cut out for live television. I’m not one of them. I remember this a bit too late while sitting in a chair in RTÉ’s make-up departme(...)

In another life I could see myself here, my head filling up with interesting facts and ideas, my admiration growing for the likes of Doyle and his ability to quote whole passages from the constitution

I’m in Trinity College Dublin for the day to revisit my short-lived third-level student life and to raise awareness of something called College Awa(...)

Tiger on Halloween Saturday  was stocked with Santas and Christmas doodahs. Even my children were perplexed and, I couldn’t help notice, a little bit irritated

Years ago I lived with a woman in a flatmate situation. I thought it was going to be loads of fun. I thought we’d call each other “roomies” and bra(...)

It’s the day when tradition dictates we must pretend to be someone we are not. As if we don’t wear masks most days of the year. Just this past week(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watching Conor Horgan’s movie The Queen of Ireland – which by the way should be compulsory viewing for the entire nation, put on the Leaving Cert curr(...)

 Donal Skehan: “What really struck a chord with me is the importance of creating long-term positive habits and routines, which is something I had struggled with before”

The Irish Times/Potentialife Be Your Best programme has come to an end after nine months. Potentialife saw a diverse group of Irish Times readers and (...)

I had decided driving was not going to be one of the things I’d win at in life.

It’s such a long time since I did any “tests” or “exams” that I got a serious buzz out of passing the (yes, I know it’s multichoice) test for my pr(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz as a captain in the Irish Citizen Army.

I don’t know how I feel about the impending 1916 commemorations. I think I’m allowed to say that without my passport being torn up. I hope so anywa(...)

Last week, I mentioned my brother, aka Somatic Sibling, was over on his annual Dublin stopover. His work takes him across the world but once a year(...)