Instagram: photographs posted by Michael Healy-Rae, Leo Varadkar (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), Niamh Smyth and Simon Harris

Instagram is now the platform of choice for politicians who want to present voters with a more rounded image of themselves, knocking Twitter out of it(...)

Assure your wife that you find her beautiful and are still attracted to her, and that you want to be more intimate with her. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, My wife and I have been married since the mid-1990s and have two gorgeous children. Now, my lovely wife has a tiny little belly after our ch(...)

You will always be able to find intellectual stimulation in the world around you, but you can’t substitute a great partner.  Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I’m a 32-year-old woman and I’ve been with my boyfriend for two years. We’ve recently been lightly broaching the topic of getting married. T(...)

‘Your husband’s predilection for wearing women’s underwear is not uncommon, and is not a sign of being gay, or transgender, or anything close.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, My husband likes to wear women’s underwear. Before we were married he was unusually interested in my underwear, and after we married he st(...)

“I find myself thinking about her on a daily basis, worried about how she feels towards me.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, How do I stop obsessing over a crush? I developed a heavy crush on woman I’d see at regular events. She has pretty much everything I’m loo(...)

Dear Roe: ‘Pornography does not define an orientation.’

Dear Roe, I found gay pornography on my husband’s phone. We’ve been married for 32 years and have three adult children. Do I turn a blind eye to it f(...)

ESB aims to install up to 2.5 million smart meters in homes around the country

Ireland’s largest ever internet of things (IoT) project has just been announced by the ESB. Over the next six years the electricity utility aims to in(...)

My boyfriend  wants “concrete proposals” to call-off the new strike, but I have no idea what that means. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, My boyfriend of nearly 7 years is on a “sex strike” (for a second time) and I’m embarrassed and frustrated. We had been going through a dry (...)

Dear Frankie (apologies to regular Irish Times “agony aunt” Roe McDermott), we are driven to distraction. You might say even we are “devastated”. So m(...)

‘Are you being completely honest with yourself , and subconsciously do have a desire to rekindle something with your ex?’

Dear Roe, I’m a 33-year-old man and I was previously with a woman for two years in our mid-20s. After we broke up, I moved away, but have recently mo(...)

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