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Marisa Meltzer: ‘Am I a fool for still, after all these yo-yo years, wanting to lose and keep off weight?’

Jean Nidetch was in the supermarket one day in September 1961 when she ran into an old friend. “Oh, Jean, you look so wonderful!” the friend said, bef(...)

Sebastian Sebo and his partner Malgorzata Stelmach

Moving from the city to a rural location is a lifetime goal for many people. And while living at a slower pace of life may take some getting used to, (...)

David Bowie at Haddon Hall in Beckingham, Kent, from the  documentary David Bowie: Finding Fame. Photograph: BBC/Alamy/Pictorial Press

Each year, the Dublin Bowie Festival highlights a particular album of David Bowie’s, yet the event organisers have lately been blessed with the prolif(...)

A recent gig with no paper tickets was a new milestone for the Olympia  and Ticketmaster. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

When English artist Rex Orange County played two sold-out concerts at the Olympia in Dublin a couple of weeks ago, there was one thing immediately obv(...)

Katy Davis: ‘To live a big life, you have to take big leaps.’ Photograph: Yasmine Kateb

When Katy Davis took her first professional pay cheque at the age of 12, it was playing the orphan Annie opposite Twink’s Miss Hannigan at the Olympia(...)

The Tinder app made “swipe right” a part of popular culture. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images

How did you meet your partner? For a growing number of people, the answer will be “online”, through one of the many dating apps that have sprung up in(...)

  Family and friends following the hearse in the Liberties on their way to the funeral Mass of comedian Brendan Grace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The first sign the coffin was on its way was the arrival of a large wreath spelling out the word ‘Bottler’, in tribute to one of Brendan Grace’s best (...)

Sugar beet being unloaded at Carlow’s sugar factory. Photograph: Alf Harvey

In 1926, my nice father Franz Schwatschke (1895-1987) was headhunted from Moravia in the Czech Republic for his technical knowledge, to work as one of(...)

 Pichon has been heavily involved in all aspects of the production, coming up with six original storylines for the two-act play

Liz Pichon is probably the most famous author you have never heard of. She has sold more than 4 million books since 2011 and featured in the Top 20 Mo(...)

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica during their sold out concert at Slane Castle, Co Meath, on Saturday. Phorograph: Arthur Carron

If anyone was in doubt that Metallica are still hard-wired to rock, all those doubts were dispelled at their powerhouse, pummelling, bonecrushing show(...)

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