Titans, created by teenagers at Temple Street hospital, are a series of storytelling wooden figures, like large Russian dolls. When placed on a podium connected to a sound system, the stories inside the dolls are activated.

Spending time in hospital alters your reality because your routines, contacts with people, and feelings about yourself all change significantly when (...)

Think in: the President meets pupils from Glenamaddy and St Brendan’s schools at the Green-Schools Expo. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

If the students exhibiting their projects at Ireland’s first environmental exhibition for schools were the world leaders of today, we might be farthe(...)

Information overload: experts believe that being constantly distracted by social media, emails and texts can have an impact on our ability to be productive. Photograph: Thinkstock

Call it what you will – information overload, the distraction trap or dot complicated as Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,(...)

A woman reflects on the streets of Paris after the November attacks.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The way we respond to terrorist incidents is critical to whether terrorism proliferates or not, according to Prof Ian Robertson, professor of psycholo(...)

Fossil-fuel divestment: the Green Party launches its Keep It in the Ground campaign at the Cliffs of Moher, in Co Clare. Photograph: Hanne T Fiske/htfiske.com

The idea of ethical investment has been around for several decades. High-profile campaigns saw charities withdraw their investments from the armaments(...)

Human figures with deep emotional expression: the work of Wilhelmina Geddes

The work of stained-glass artist Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955) is reaching more and more people as a result of the new book on her life and work by N(...)

Oliver McCabe: ‘People are stressed and they often don’t have enough time to cook. We all have to perform well on every level nowadays.’

Situated on a corner a few minutes’ walk from Dalkey Dart station, Select Stores is one of those wholefood stores and cafes that people make special (...)

Joan Jordan  is  studying at the European Patients’ Academy: ‘I think people need to know that they can report their side effects directly to the Health Products Regulatory Authority [formerly the Irish Medicines Board].’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Giving people the opportunity to fully understand their illness, its symptoms and treatment is now widely believed to help people cope better, both p(...)

Hot topic: the Aarhus Convention has allowed An Taisce to take a judicial review of Bord na MEona’s peat-fired power plant in Edenderry, Co Offaly. Thermal photograph of a power-station chimney by Joseph Giacomin/Cultura Science/Getty

Taking your government to court may be for only the very brave or foolhardy, but almost three years ago a group of citizens in the Netherlands decided(...)

The city centre itself is easy to get around, with a small grid of shopping streets bordered by the high-rise business quarter in St George’s Terrace that defines the Perth skyline

Once defined as the most isolated ex-colonial outpost in the world, Perth is now a thriving city, happy in its multicultural skin and proud of its hug(...)