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(...)

A couple of weeks ago I took my first ever London bus journey. Ok, not quite on a par with scaling Kilimanjaro or going sky diving (two on the buck(...)

Guardian columnist Sali Hughes has spoken about the criticism she receives online for writing about beauty and cosmetics, and how her new book ‘Pretty(...)

Chef Donal Skehan who says part of the problem with Irish food is that it tends to favour convenience over quality, he says.

Despite a fondness for “a bacon sandwich in a white sliced pan”, TV cook Donal Skehan agrees with food writer John McKenna’s recent criticisms of w(...)

Roisin Ingle and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin discuss the future of maths teaching in Ireland.

Science and technology are Ireland’s future, we’re often told. Maths is fundamentally important for both, but receives less attention and is somehow l(...)

In a word

Róisín is Irish and the diminutive of Róis, meaning Rose in English. The Normans introduced it to England as Roese and Rohese and I am taking advantag(...)

Caitlin Moran’s new book  How to Build a Girl is about the uncertainties experienced by girls growing up. 3:43

Caitlin Moran has described how the teenage protagonist of her new book How to Build a Girl is based on fellow writer Julie Burchill and is someone(...)

Gordon D’Arcy: “How do you tell someone now not to play when something could go wrong or may not go wrong in the future? Statistically it’s going to affect somebody down the line, you just kind of hope you’re not one of those statistics.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Rugby player Gordon D’Arcy has discussed the risks involved in modern rugby especially those associated with concussion but admits it is difficult (...)