Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks at Friends of Sinn Féin fundraising dinner at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York,  on Thursday.   Photograph: Michael Nagle

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams shot back at criticism over him missing Dáil debates to attend the party’s $500-a-plate (€460) fundraising dinner in N(...)

Banned: battery-powered electronic smoking devices

Can Hyatt Hotel Corporation pull off a deal to buy double-the-size Starwood Hotels? That is the question this week for quality hotel users. The Hyatt(...)

Goal setting to kick habits such as overindulging in wine should be SMART: S = Specific, M= Measurable; A = Attainable; R = Relevant and T = Time-bound

It was a fitting finale to eight weeks of interesting public talks. Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s talk on breaking bad habits went down well, to cap off (...)

Bad habits: People should set realistic goals in pursuit of cleaner living. Photograph: Getty Images

Breaking a bad habit takes about one month and a key to be successful in doing so is to not beat yourself up about it if you falter. That’s according (...)

Too much screen time is leading to a serious lack of sleep among children and teenagers, a leading psychologist says. “Mobile phones in particular are(...)

‘Parents may not want to hear this, but the average age of children accessing porn is 11 years old,’ says Trish Murphy,

Parents need to start talking to children from as young as 11 or 12 years old about pornography, a leading therapist has said. “Parents may not want t(...)

Around Athlone, there is a sense of anticipation about the Healthy Town 2015 project that kicks off this week. The launch, at Athlone Civic Centre la(...)

Running coach Mary Jennings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Its quite simple: if you are out of breath, you are going too fast. Pace yourself. That’s the advice to anyone who begins running, from fitness exp(...)

The Dublin InterContinental was known as the Four Seasons until the start of this year

InterContinental Hotels jumped in London trading after the Financial Times reported the company has held early-stage merger talks with Starwood Hot(...)

Kauai is balmy year-round, with a constant light breeze that means it never feels unbearably hot

As our flight took off from San Francisco International Airport and headed west over the Pacific, leaving the great landmass that is North America (...)