Art Source, Ireland’s biggest art fair, is taking place in the RDS in Dublin 4, on November 14th and 15th. David Uda (Duda) is a fashion designer turn(...)

Writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir with  sons Cúán (at back) and Finn at their home in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Q What’s the story behind the big deal?A I spent 18 months looking for the right agent until I met this fantastic Irish woman, Gráinne Fox, who was wo(...)

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After a successful paid internship with Twitter, which she found online, politics graduate Sara MacNamara is enthusiastic about the benefits: “Inte(...)

Aisling 'Ais the Bash' Daly -  2:55

“I beat people up until they want to quit and give me a submission,” says Aisling Daly, who likes to remind people that in 2011 it was she who beca(...)

David McSavage: ‘Your mother would do anything for you, but she sort of sent you out into the world like some sort of useless orphan.’ Photograph: Eric Luke 2:49

Angry Emer is a strident career woman whose clipped nasal Mount Merrion accent would cut flesh. She will appear in the fourth series of the sat(...)

(If you have a wedding or relationship problem you'd like advice on email Kate Holmquist at kholmquist@irishtimes.com)   Q. I jumped a(...)

Dealing with homelessness: Janet, who now lives in transition accommodation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nadia's story “I don’t want that [my mother] knows I am homeless, because her heart is very sick. If she knows that I have very big trouble for(...)

 Joan Sheehan photographed in her house in Dungarvan getting ready for christmas with the help of her grandchildren Elizabeth Gill  and Emily Gill.  Phototgraph: Mary Browne
The real spirit of Christmas

The mere hint of a notion of opening one’s home to a crowd at Christmas may fluster most of us, but some people have a born talent for creating Christ(...)

Catastrophic consequences: 90 per cent of the people who carry out  online child abuse are loving fathers, uncles, brothers and sons. Illustration: Eoin Coveney

‘It was a huge burden. I couldn’t stop. It wasn’t really about the 13- and 14-year-old girls. It was about being in this zombie-like state.” Jo(...)

Award winners pictured at the NNI awards ceremony this afternoon. Photograph: Rachel Colllins/Twitter

Irish Times reporter Kitty Holland has been named National Journalist of the Year for her work in breaking the story about the death of Savita Halappa(...)