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Jen Hogan with all her children at home.

“You get only 18 summers with your children; this is one of them,” or so the meme in its varied forms goes. The essential message is still the same, e(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

An AA spokesman said: ‘If you have a second car in the household advising of this can help lower your quote.’ Photograph: Reuters

We recently got an interesting sequence of mails from Cork-based reader Piaras Mac Éinrí. “My AA annual quote has just arrived,” the first mail start(...)

Public Service Card: There will be a large cohort of civil servants and politicians licking their wounds this weekend.

The findings of the Data Protection Commissioner’s report into the Public Services Card are a vindication for many parties. A group of campaigners an(...)

Consider drying fruit during abundant harvests

After last year’s drought, I promised myself that I’d never, ever give out about our rainy climate again. Not a word. So I’m not going to bemoan the r(...)

Pádraig O’Dea: ‘People have been so kind. They have helped us pitch the tents, given us tips of the best routes and places to go’

When Pádraig O’Dea was learning to ride a bicycle in his home town of Tullamore, Co Offaly, more than 50 years ago, he never imagined that his ability(...)

John Neilan in Berlin at his co-working space Tuesday

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week John Neilan, who is orig(...)

In this case, it helps that Bill Hader and Tom Cruise share certain facial traits

How odd that a harmless doctored video of Bill Hader impersonating Tom Cruise would be the trigger for full-on panic about the “deepfake” phenomenon. (...)

Boris Johnson during his first  “People’s PMQs” session on Facebook  at  Downing Street. Photograph: Downing Street/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has accused former chancellor Philip Hammond of undermining the government’s strategy with a “terrible collaboration” with the EU to thw(...)

The Apple Card charges retailers high transaction fees and reinvests some of the money in rewards, reinforcing an antiquated and expensive US payments market. Photograph:   Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Although it is easy to be distracted by shiny objects such as the new Apple Card, the biggest news in payments last week was a sober announcement from(...)

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