‘The past beats inside me like a second heart.” I come across this quote when searching online for the sea. The quote comes from The Sea by John Banvi(...)

Craving a wee holiday before our actual holiday (six days to go, not that I’m counting) we hightailed it to Portadown for the weekend. This particu(...)

Are you on holidays reading this? I hate you. Oh, not really, I’m sure you’re great. Don’t mind me. It’s not like I am sitting here in Irish Times (...)

(...) finally reinventing myself and coming face to face with the Real Róisín. It had just taken a little longer(...)

Hundreds of attendees stand in silence during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California last month. Photograph: Reuters

Last week I got an email from a young Irish man about grief. This young man’s father died a few years ago. He also lost a friend last year, another(...)

“He has no clue – even though I made it clear very early on in our relationship that whistling was a deal breaker, that whistling was my kryptonite”

Me nerves. Me absolute and total nerves. I live with a whistler. Do you know what I mean? Perhaps you also share living space with a whistler? Do y(...)

I’ve made it this far in life without getting a verruca and, while I’m still battling certain “issues” and there’s lots done but more to do, I’m tr(...)

She ended up there again. They have a €2 menu, you see. They have this double cheeseburger for €2. And six chicken nuggets for €2. And there are these(...)

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(...)

At 5.30 on the evening of November 11th, the peaceful Dublin suburb of Fairview was startled by a sound that might have come from the African jungle

I’ve taken up slogging again. Slow jogging. I tend to only dabble in exercise as a rule. A bit of aerial yoga here, a spot of table tennis there, not (...)