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Official data and, particularly, anecdotal evidence suggests that Dublin prices, at least, have stopped rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Housing and house prices are a problem in many – perhaps most – major economies. Policies to deal with this are often easy to design but fiendishly di(...)

Molly Twomey: “An eating disorder is a coping mechanism for everything you’ve suppressed and it was very difficult to feel all the pain and heartbreak that I’d used my eating disorder to cope with.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It’s damaging to have too strict a definition of an eating disorder. So says Molly Twomey, a 22-year-old student who has blogged about her experience (...)

Starting a new school can be both an exciting and anxious time. Photograph: iStock

Beginning secondary school is one of the landmark moments in a child’s life, but new beginnings can bring both excitement and anxieties for incoming f(...)

 Queuing for a rental property in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Average rent across the Republic reached yet another peak of €1,304, more than €560 higher than the trough in 2011 and more than 26 per cent higher th(...)

A false widow spider. File photograph

Fears have been expressed for the future of Ireland’s only native lizard species after a specimen was found to have been eaten by an alien killer spid(...)

Eirgrid's national control centre room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The nerve centre of the Irish energy system is a quiet room at EirGrid’s headquarters on Dublin’s Shelbourne Road , where large screens on a wall trac(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

Rush Harbour: the town’s harbour and its two beaches offer a range of watersports. Photograph: Tom Honan

Newcomers to the town of Rush is north Co Dublin can’t help but fall for its picture-postcard looks. Whether approaching it from the west, along rural(...)

The children featured in the report experienced frequent school absences attributed to poor diet, inadequate rest and poor living conditions. Photograph: iStock

The Government should establish a ring-fenced fund for schools to provide additional resources to cater for the needs of children experiencing homeles(...)

From left, Clodagh Kane (12), Swords, Co Dublin; Conor O’Brien (12), Clarehall, Dublin, and Dr Phillip Kieran from RTÉ One’s ‘You Should Really See A Doctor’ at the launch of Irish Life Health’s “Not Just for Girls” HPV-awareness campaign. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80 per cent) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals 95 per cent of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus is. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

1) National Water Safety Awareness week continues until June 24th. Irish Water Safety and the babies and toddler swim school, Water Babies, will host (...)

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