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Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Julie Chance (left) and Jane Arnison

When did you last cry? Jane: Last night, after I had a fight with one of my best friends. Julie: Me too. What artist do you feel particularly conn(...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

Dr Patrick Kelly at Dr Kelly’s Medical Treatment Facility in the Golan Heights.

Ruth Caden Canada Ruth Caden, whose practice is in Vancouver Island, Canada Dr Ruth Caden completed her general practice training in(...)

Sinéad Gibney and Des Bishop

What is your spirit animal? Des Do you not know yours? Sinéad No. Des Well, I always thought my spirit animal was a dolphin, but whe(...)

A long boat  at the Viking Ship Museum in  Oslo, Norway

We know it all about the Vikings. We’ve seen the TV series; we’ve had the craic on the Viking Splash tour. We’ve seen the scrap of Viking wall in Dubl(...)

Conchobar Ó Laoghaire and Senator Jerry Buttimer at their wedding  in Triskel Christchurch, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Seanad leader Jerry Buttimer said he wanted to pay tribute to the people of Ireland as he married his long-term partner, Conchobar Ó Laoghaire (48), i(...)

Jean Moran spins yarn from raw fleece, watched by Hans Constable Herriott,  in Smithfield in Dublin as Culture Night gets under way. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On a corner in Dublin’s Temple Bar, pedestrians stop at a shop window to watch an artist working on a painting of man standing beside a shopping troll(...)

 A very egg-citing weekend. Photograph: FPG/Getty Images

Despite mixed weather over the Easter weekend, families are being encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy the countless activities taking place over(...)

Actors from City Fusion get into character ahead of the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Tradfest in Kilkenny and the Limerick International Band Championship are among a host of events set to take place acro(...)

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