Former Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan with her daughter Sophie at Malahide Castle Parkrun in April 2014. Photograph: Tomas Greally
Are a mother’s genes a blessing?
  • Fitness
  • September 26, 2017, 07:00

There are many things we might attribute to our genetics – a fiery temperament, baldness, high cholesterol – however, some are lucky to inherit a pare(...)

The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

’A new flexible route into chartered accounting is opening doors to many students who may have felt that this was not an option for them.’ Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Becoming a chartered accountant has long since involved a familiar route: graduate from college and enter a training programme with one of the big aud(...)

Drop Dead Weird: life’s unfair, but having undead parents isn’t always the worst

Life would be hard enough already for the three kids who have moved from Australia to Ireland in Drop Dead Weird (RTÉ 2, Monday, 5.30pm). First there(...)

 Crowds at Dublin Castle react to hearing the results of the Referendum on Marriage Equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Australian campaign for marriage equality has followed in the footsteps of Irish campaigners by asking parents and grandparents to speak about the(...)

Margaret Turner-Warwick was one of only two women professors of medicine in London when appointed in 1972

When Margaret Turner-Warwick, who has died aged 92, entered the field of respiratory medicine in the 1950s, it was a time of great change. Effective t(...)

President Michael D Higgins visits the under 40 horse plough competition on the opening day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Isn’t it sweet the way Michael D Higgins goes all coy and bashful when asked if he fancies a second term as President? On Tuesday at the Ploughing Ch(...)

 Josh van der Flier wins his 50th cap for Leinster against the Cheetahs tonight. Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

 Cheetahs v Leinster, Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, 7pm Irish time (Sky Sports Action) This is the first of a somewhat curious double-header, wi(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa is an innocent man. His three sisters are innocent women. They were acquitted of all charges by an Egyptian court this week. It has tak(...)

Petrel resources chairman and serial resource investor John Teeling. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oil exploration company Petrel Resources made a loss of €417,000 in the six month period to the end of June, an increase of €200,000 on the same perio(...)