The large number of young people living in today’s world has been said to present an opportunity to accelerate economic growth for decades to come. Photograph: Alan Betson

Every day 39,000 girls under 18 years will become child brides, while 36 per cent of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence, according to th(...)

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chief O’Neill Traditional Music Festival The celebration of traditional music legend Chief O’Neill takes places in Bantry, West Cork until Sunday, Nov(...)

Loah: ‘You have to nourish yourself with anything that inspires you because that’s where your creativity comes from.’ Photograph: Eve North

Sallay Matu Garnett lives in two different worlds. The Dublin-based soul singer’s artistic flair is evident in her striking look and vibrant clothi(...)

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan (centre) said he hadn’t “walked the streets” since Sunday’s show and was interested to see how the public would react.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond/RTÉ

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan has said filming the sexual assault of his character Fran for Sunday’s season five finale was a very tough experience. Sp(...)

Learning: practising sign language at St Columba’s Girls’ National School

Ireland often claims to have one of the most highly educated youth populations in the world. But does the education system teach children how to grow (...)

Former Fine Gael minister Nora Owen said it was interesting that a survey on Christmas spending was released the same week as Irish Water protests.

Comments by former Fine Gael minister Nora Owen have caused much debate on Twitter after she questioned whether Irish Water protesters were planning t(...)

An IFA delegation, led by president Eddie Downey and IFA national livestock committee chairman Henry Burns, on their way into talks with the meat factories over beef prices at Citywest in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

Farmers are due to carry out nationwide protests outside meat processing plants tomorrow after nine hours of talks aimed at averting the move were&(...)

Standing tickets for The Script’s hotly anticipated Croke Park gig next June sold out in under an hour this morning.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tickets for Irish rock group The Script’s Croke Park gig next June have sold out, MCD Productions has announced. Tickets for the hotly anticipated Jun(...)

The Zoomer Dino-Boomer Toy Dinosaur, one of the “dream dozen” hot ticket  toys this  Christmas. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire 2:11

Frozen Elsa dolls, Minecraft figures and smart watches for children are set to be the top toys this Christmas, according to a “dream dozen” list of to(...)

Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com, says the company plans to invest millions of dollars into improving the technological and human moderation of the website.

The chief executive of Ask. com, the parent company of the controversial Ask.fm website linked to online bullying, says the group have hired the best (...)