Maria Doyle Kennedy performs at IMMA. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

This week Roísín is joined by the singer and actor Maria Doyle Kennedy. As well as sharing some new music, Maria tells the tale of a clever ruse use(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A month after the Yes vote was carried in the same-sex marriage referendum, Senator Katherine Zappone and her wife Ann Louise Gilligan talked to Róisí(...)

Muddy fields make poor terrain for wheelchairs, so festivals present big a challenge for their users. Journalist and ‘Legless in Dublin’ blogger Loui(...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Too much. We kept repeating it to each other. By way of a greeting. Instead of ‘hello’ or ‘how’s it going?’ neither of which would cut it on this d(...)

Novelist Marian Keyes has detailed her struggles with alcoholism and explained how she has tried many different techniques to manage her emotions in an interview with Roísín Ingle.

Novelist Marian Keyes has detailed her struggles with alcoholism and explained how she has tried many different techniques to manage her emotions. (...)

French parents never discipline or punish; they ‘educate’ in a loving manner, while also letting children know they are not the centre of their parents’ universe. Above, al fresco dining in France. Photograph: Philip Game/Lonely Planet via Getty Images

French parents have better- behaved children because they look after themselves first. The majority of babies are breastfed in the beginning, but i(...)

Sinead Burke with Róisín Ingle in The Irish Times studio.

This week Róisín Ingle meets Sinead Burke, who also goes by the alias Minnie Mélange when competing in (and winning) the Alternative Miss Ireland cont(...)

Are you mad about your mother? Or does your mother drive you mad? These questions are at the heart of a new book by Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingl(...)

 Róisín Ingle and Natasha Fennell at the launch of their book, The Daughterhood. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Irish Times journalist Róisín Ingle and communications consultant Natasha Fennell have launched their new book on mother-daughter relationships. The b(...)

Father Peter McVerry was Róisín Ingle’s guest on this week’s Róisín Meets podcast.

Fr Peter McVerry has said that an increase in home repossessions could lead to “potentially thousands” of families becoming homeless in 2015. “That pr(...)