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“If you equip third level students to take on a good work/life balance, there is a good chance that they will stick with it as they embark on life,” says Brian Mullins, director of Health Promotion at University College Dublin.  Photograph: istock

The principle that healthy teenagers are much more likely to become healthy adults is the core philosophy behind the international healthy campuses in(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain national team footballer with refugee status in Australia, is escorted by immigration police to a court in Bangkok on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian resident, remains in a Bangkok prison after being arrested on a Bahraini warrant last No(...)

Setting limits on your kids’ screen time won’t work if your own head is constantly buried in a screen. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s not just setting limits on screen time and monitoring use that impacts upon a child’s media consumption; according to researchers at the Universi(...)

Schitt’s Creek: hidden comedy gem. Photograph: Netflix

In February 2015, Chris Elliott made his final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. As Letterman’s funniest and best-known collaborator, (...)

Katherine Zappone and Anne Louise Gilligan  at City Hall in Dublin on their wedding day in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said it is an “honour” to donate the dresses she and her late wife Dr Ann Louise Gilligan wore on their we(...)

British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Tuesday for the meaningful vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal. Photograph:  Mark Duffy/UK Parliament

As MPs took their seats to hear the result of the vote on the Brexit deal, chief whip Julian Smith approached Theresa May and whispered in her ear. Sh(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto on January 12th, 2019.Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who captured the world’s attention by barricading herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing abuse in her own(...)

Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dalian, Liaoning province on Monday. Photograph: Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian/Handout via Reuters

A Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said on Tuesday, arguing that the court should not h(...)

Juan Guaido: ‘No one wants to live like this, whatever their politics: people going five or six months without running water in their houses; without medicines; without enough money to buy food.’ Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty

If Juan Guaidó is worried about a Venezuelan government crackdown, state-sponsored thuggery or even jail and exile as suffered by many of his peers, t(...)

Prime minister Theresa May told MPs that history would judge them harshly if they failed to deliver on the result of the 2016 referendum.  Photograph:  PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit would make a united Ireland and the break-up of the United Kingdom more likely, Theresa May has told MPs ahead of Tuesday’s vote on t(...)

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