Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

Schoolgirl Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on  An Post’s new Christmas stamp.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on An Post’s new Christmas stamp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times 1:20

An Irish Times photograph taken by Dara Mac Dónaill features in a new Christmas stamp design by An Post. Schoolgirl Paris Curtis (7) is photographed d(...)

Francis Harvey, who has died aged 89, was a poet, playwright and fiction writer. Though born in Enniskillen in Fermanagh, Donegal was his natural home(...)

Pictured at the launch of the 14th Annual Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) Corporate Challenge were: Niall Quinn, The Reputations Agency; Ciara Bermingham, Dublin Simon Community; RTE’s Bryan Dobson; Gina Kelly, BT Ireland and Mr Justice Peter Kelly

The Radisson hotel in Dublin city centre is the venue next Wednesday evening for the annual Corporate Deathmatch, sorry, Corporate Challenge in aid of(...)

A sailor, computer scientist, lecturer and scuba diver who was irresistibly drawn back to settle in his adoptive Donegal, Liam Miller died suddenly at(...)

Students from Belvedere College undertaking the college’s annual sleep-out to raise funds for Irish Charities. Photograph: Alan Betson

A substantial majority of Irish people are less likely to contribute to charity because of the top-ups controversy, according to the latest Irish Time(...)

Bursts of activity every so often will only get you so far - it is the ongoing commitment to an exercise programme that makes the difference.
Consistency is the key
  • Health
  • October 23, 2013, 10:03

I was reading an article during the week about exercising and I thought its premise was very relevant for this point in the Healthy Town initiative. I(...)

Responses to columns are almost invariably toxic

For the avoidance of doubt, I’d like to stress that I don’t write for The Irish Times’ online edition. My column is reproduced there, it’s true, and y(...)

Dr Tony Bates will be speaking at the Grand Hotel in Wicklow as part of the Healthy Town project. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times
Is kindness a weakness?
  • Health
  • September 5, 2013, 17:20

Kindness in Ireland is often seen as a weakness, but being kind to yourself is a powerful coping skill. That’s according to Dr Tony Bates, psychologis(...)