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In my house, the dusting of decorative figurines is an infrequent and offhand activity. So the care with which the woman in today’s photograph is poli(...)

Is working until 70 an attractive prospect, or one that fills you with dread?

Do you want to work until you’re 70? Newly announced rules will allow public-service employees to continue working after the traditional retirement ag(...)

Are the Brexit talks being discussed in your community or in your workplace?

Following the collapse of a proposed deal on the Irish Border, which would have allowed the Brexit talks to advance to the next stage, we would like t(...)

Family communication – can you easily talk to an adult in your household about your problems?

Over the last six articles in our series titled “Pressure Points” we have explored what parents can do to empower their children to make responsible c(...)

Smog over Capel Street bridge on the Liffey, with the Four Courts in the background. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Romantic, eh? A winter’s night in Dublin city. A view of Capel Street bridge – with the dome of the Four Courts behind – which wouldn’t look out of pl(...)

How do plummeting temperatures and snowy and icy conditions affect your way of life in the winter?

Winter finally arrived in Ireland this week: the morning grass is frosty, breaths are cloudy and it is beginning to feel (a little bit) like Christmas(...)

What are you grateful for this year? Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, when families and friends gather to express their gratitude for good things that have happened this year, and(...)

What will she say? A teenager being offered pot and alcohol at a house party

As children grow older, a big worry for parents is that their children might “fall in with the wrong crowd” or be part of a negative or irresponsible (...)

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(...)

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