Apps like My fitness pal are helping people get in shape.

There is an app out there for most things, and that includes getting fit. But do they work? According to a recent statement in the scientific journal (...)

Capital Radio DJ Colm Hayes before the station went on air in July 1989. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The first song played on independent radio in Ireland was Phil Lynott’s Old Town. I know, I was there, on the roof of St Stephen’s Green shopping c(...)

 “Irish people have an upward bias in their responses [and] so always profess higher satisfaction and well-being than other nations. Whether this reflects the reality is another issue,” says  Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI.  Photograph: Davd Sleator

It has been one of the paradoxes of the economic collapse that Irish people continue to report high levels of life satisfaction at odds with the narra(...)

The Cranberries in their heyday. Their  sixth album, Roses, was released last year, and if its sales are anything to go by the band will continue to profit

Song sales may have gone online, and traditional music stores may have gone out of business in the 23 years since the Cranberries formed, but t(...)