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Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

People dine outdoors in Austin, Texas, on June 17th. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The coronavirus has been testing America’s governors. Few are being squeezed harder than Greg Abbott of Texas. Abbott, the governor of the country’s (...)

Grafton Street in Dublin on Tuesday. The KBC Bank Irish index reading for Irish consumers’ general economic outlook rose to 21.2 in June from 1.8 in April. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish consumer sentiment has rallied for a second month following a slump in April, adding to hopes that an economic downturn this year might not been(...)

Swineherd by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is one of the reassuring poems to be read on June 18th. Photograph: Eric Luke

As people continue to grapple with the emotional impact of the coronavirus pandemic, older people will have access to an unusual method of support thr(...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

The results suggest that frequent, intense and extremely abbreviated exercise “can undo” some effects of being sedentary, said Ed Coyle, a professor of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas.

Four seconds of high-intensity exertion repeated periodically throughout the day may counteract some of the unhealthy metabolic consequences of sittin(...)

“What they are saying is that they are going to pull back on the amounts they are willing to lend and asking borrowers to come up with more money,” said Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers.  Photograph: iStock

People who have provisionally reached mortgage deals with banks since the start of the year could see loan offers pulled and agreed exemptions from Ce(...)

Consumers aged 35-54 are less able to cope with financial shocks than other age groups, the survey indicates. Photograph: iStock

One in eight Irish consumers have no way of financing a €1,000 hit to their income, a survey assessing the capacity of consumers to weather the financ(...)

Eimear Reilly’s grandparents Austin and Mae Reilly outside their home in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford

On March 31st, my grandad Austin Reilly passed away peacefully. He had celebrated his 94th birthday on St Patrick’s Day, where he stood at the front d(...)

Caroline Murphy with her husband and dog in Austin, Texas

International business and management graduate Caroline Murphy left Ireland in 2014 in search of adventure. She relocated to Austin, Texas, with her b(...)

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