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 Over the past six months I kept coming across men who were not just unafraid of nappies but actively fretting about how to nab more paternity leave

Last year a reader wrote to say that a sentence I had written was a total load of tosh. In an article about five-hour work days, I had said I thought(...)

The world in 2018 was 0.83 degrees warmer than the average set between 1951 and 1980. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now(...)

Delegates at the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, last week.  Photograph: Marek Zimny/EPA

Scientists warning about the dangers of climate change are creating a sense of “planetary emergency without giving rigorous scientific reasons”, a wel(...)

Academics should be  wary of dismissing people who hold “backward” views as being irredeemably ignorant. Photograph: iStock

What could be the connection between a pub in rural Galway, populism and higher education? First the pub. On a recent evening I enjoyed a conversation(...)

A Goddard’s Sedge lure tied by Jimmy Tyrrell of Irish Fly Craft.

An exciting finish to the 17th Vintners’ National Fly Fishing Championships saw Patrick McCarthy from Co Cork pip his closest rivals by the narrowest (...)

Between Hot Chip, The 2 Bears and some meaty solo enterprises, Joe Goddard has put his stamp on a hefty Venn diagram of scenes. Electric Lines is a ch(...)

A message attached to flowers are left close to the scene where Darren Rodgers, from Ballymena, died after a fall in Nice in France. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Tributes have been paid to the Northern Ireland soccer fan who died in an accident in Nice on Monday. Darren Rodgers (24), from Ballymena, Co Antrim(...)

A Police Service of Northen Ireland officer with a gendarmerie in Nice, France. There was some minor overnight trouble in the city  involving a small number of Northern Ireland fans ahead of the Group C game between the North and Poland at the Stade de Nice on Sunday evening. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire.

There was some minor overnight trouble in Nice involving a small number of Northern Ireland fans ahead of the Group C game between the North and Polan(...)

Kincora Boys’ Home, where several children were sexually abused between the late 1950s and 1980s. Photograph: Pacemaker

Calls have been made for an investigation into a report that a Belfast doctor was allowed to continue working with children at a Belfast hospital desp(...)

Hangover symptoms are due to a combination of dehydration; the toxic byproducts produced by the liver when it processes alcohol; and a drop in blood sugar levels. Photograph: Getty

How was Christmas for you? Full of pleasant surprises and some indulgence I hope. For those who drink I’m sure at least a tincture of alcohol passed y(...)

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