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It is a good idea to ask the same questions during each visit to get as measured an understanding of each institution as is possible. Photograph: iStock

With only a few weeks left until Christmas, it won’t be long before Leaving Cert students turn their full attention to studying for what is likely to (...)

Tesla’s Model S at the firm’s supercharging station at the Topaz service station just off the M8, outside Ballacolla, Co Laois.

For such a high-profile premium brand, Tesla’s new facility in Dublin is surprisingly underwhelming. Forget the fussball tables, hammocks and bean bag(...)

A mother catches her daughter using phone when she is meant to be studying in her room

In recent times we have read about the problems of being a “helicopter parent” who “hovers” over children becoming over-involved, deciding too much fo(...)

Actor Charlton Heston  with his son Fraser in Dublin. Is it tough being the son of a Hollywood icon? Photograph: Frank Miller

You’ll hardly need to be told that the gentleman on the left of today’s photo is Charlton Heston – he of the granite jaw and rock-solid lifelong devot(...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Bill Finnigan, director of public relations, Gulf Oil Company Eastern Hemisphere, sponsors of Rose ‘71, speaking at a press conference in the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Is it a meeting? Is it a concert? No, it’s all about contemporary art. Last week’s photo suggested the theme of art imitating life: today’s image inve(...)

Could you join them in one of their video games or watch some of their favourite YouTube clips together?

Having a warm connected relationship with your children is definitely one of the most enjoyable aspects of parenting. Doing fun activities together, s(...)

Garda Dick O’Connor, on point duty  at the McCurtain Street-Bridge Street crossing in Cork in 1954

It must be one of the steepest city-centre hills anywhere: and it certainly wasn’t any less steep in 1954, when Dermot Barry took this wonderfully atm(...)

Tears, wrote Voltaire, are the silent language of grief: and this photograph from 1989 is also silently, but intensely, evocative of as it invites the(...)

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