‘Robert  Putnam believes that the “neo-traditional model” of family, that is, stable, durable marriages of biological parents, where both parents are likely to work but also invest significant time into parenting, leads to a range of positive outcomes for children.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fintan O’Toole’s impassioned appeal for a broad coalition to end child poverty (Opinion, May 26th) is more than worthy of support. It is shameful that(...)

Professor Robert Putnam: designers of new constitutions may be writing on water. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A recurring theme in political debate since the financial crisis put an end to the Celtic Tiger economy has been the demand for political reform. Poli(...)

Australia captain Daniel Wells  leads his team out before the International Rules Series first Test against Ireland at Breffni Park last weekend. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

In the 15 years since the International Rules series was resumed, there have been plenty of difficulties at the Ireland-Australia interface. The diffi(...)

Wicklow Town. Photograph: Eric Luke
Your health and where you live
  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

Where you live has a big an impact on your health. Medical research increasingly shows that if you live in a place that feels good about itself and wh(...)