School’s out soon and it can be a long summer for teenaged girls. Avoid those fake-tan disasters and moans of “I’m bored” – give your daughter a tr(...)

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fifth edition of this award-winning publication. Once again, (...)

What are you going to do with the rest of your life? It’s a question that preoccupies women as nests empty. Lise-Ann McLoughlin, Fair City acto(...)

Duke Special: ‘One friend recalled that he had an awkward habit that could cause social embarrassment. It could nearly be called a psychic tick’

My Obituary is a new column, launched today, in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some ma(...)

Emer O’Toole: ‘Because I see sexuality as a spectrum, defining myself as gay, straight or bisexual is not the way to describe my sexuality.’ Photograph: Meera Paleja

Before “gay” there was “queer”. “Queer” is a word that I grew up knowing as a playground insult, although it was one I detested and never used, sin(...)

Getting married in a “little white chapel” or a “big red barn” no longer requires a trip to the States. A Co Mayo company will erect a traditional (...)

Crashed Ice, the “world series” of downhill ice-skating will take place on a specially-built ice “assault” course in front of Stormont in Belfast, on (...)

A great free day out in the West for Lego-mad young people aged 9 to 17- and their Lego-mad parents and teachers- is to be had at the Radisson Blu (...)

 Attending the Be Your Best workshop in the Irish Times  were (from left): Angus Ridgway, Potentialife;  blind adventurer Mark Pollock, and Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit founder.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of Ireland’s business leaders gathered at The Irish Times to have their neural pathways realigned under the guidance of a Harvard behavioural(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It’s 20 years since Ireland voted for divorce. An Irish Times series, Divorced Ireland, explores the effects of that vote on Irish life, then (...)