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As an adult running is necessary for my mental health. It can be the difference between a good day and a bad day, of not sweating the small stuff and stressing over every detail

It is raining, hard. I can hardly see through the saturated sheets of water stinging my face. There isn’t a soul on the streets – no other halfwit is (...)

Anthony Bourdain in Dublin in August 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It was never my intention to be a reporter, a critic, an advocate. It was also never my intention to provide audiences with ‘everything’ they needed (...)

Modmo chief executive Jack O’Sullivan in the company’s Vietnamese production facility

Modmo, an Irish electric bike maker, has closed a €1 million seed investment round and intends to raise a similar amount in debt shortly. Founder and(...)

Fourteen-day quarantine: Reka Markos ‘read eight books, finished Peaky Blinders, wrote, played music, danced, paced, ate mashed potato with chopsticks, stared into space’

‘On day seven a fly came in through the window. It was the closest to another living being I’d been all week’ REKA MARKOS Hanoi, Vietnam I’m on day 1(...)

 People who recently returned from Danang wear face masks while queuing for a rapid test  in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Linh Pham/ Getty Images

In a world plagued by pandemic, Vietnam seemed like a miracle. As months went by without a single recorded coronavirus death, or even a confirmed case(...)

A South Korean soldier at a checkpoint on the Tongil bridge, the road leading to North Korea’s Kaesong joint industrial complex, in the border city of Paju. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

Kim Jong-un has suspended plans to increase military pressure on South Korea, in a surprise move that comes after weeks of mounting tensions on the pe(...)

How do we decide what’s worth the space in our homes and the emotions they conjure up, good and bad?

With all this time in the house, the things we have surrounded ourselves with seem all the more important. What comes into focus the most is the frame(...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing file footage of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said. Seoul’s joint chiefs of staff said the three lau(...)

A man watches a news report on the  firing of two unidentified projectiles, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Heo Ran/Reuters

North Korea launched two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday in the country’s first weapons test in three months, the South Korean mi(...)

Daniel O’Donnell welcomes the Mary from Dungloe contestants on stage during a concert. Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2011 might have been helped by his popularity in certain small countries. Photograph: North West Newspix

Twenty years ago I was asked to talk to a senior Australian politician about the Celtic Tiger. I recounted the vital role played by European Union mem(...)

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