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  Tanya   Sweeney at home in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sex is great and all, but have you ever had a family member say to you, “we’ll take the baby off you if you want to go away for the weekend”? B’s sis(...)

Aine Ryan on the platform after getting off the  overcrowded Westport train on its arrival at Heuston Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s chaos and we are only in Ballyhaunis. I’m on the 9.45am train from Westport to Dublin Heuston and there are only three measly carriages and the a(...)

Community members march in support of Plastic-free Kinvara’s public awareness campaign to keep the land and sea plastic-free. Photograph: Louise O’Neill Vance

The coastal village of Kinvara in Co Galway has forged an alliance of young people, artists and committed locals to tackle plastic pollution in their (...)

With Diarmuid Connolly unlikely to start for Dublin in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, who will Lee Keegan pick up? And who will Mayo’s other track(...)

Áine and George Ryan.

Since Daddy insists he is not “a f**king cripple” he refuses point blank to get into a wheelchair, even when his knees buckle under his bloated body. (...)

Some of the best value to be had eating out this summer is in the State’s finer establishments – just as long as you get in and get out early. Photograph: iStock

Restaurant owners bemoan the current environment for their business in Dublin. Luna, and Jo’Burger to are just two of the recent closures as restaurat(...)

Adirondack chairs in summer tones.  Photograph: Getty

Make your own Adirondack chair There’s something about the Adirondack chair that shouts summer: its sloping slat back and armrests wide enough to tak(...)

‘Airbnb has transformed the way people travel,’ says the company. File photograph: Getty Images

Airbnb was worth more than €700 million to the Irish economy in 2018, according to the company itself which arrived at the figure by combining host in(...)

Frances Street in Kilrush, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth; post-recessio(...)

Clare Island Lighthouse.

Mayo has long been a favoured destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It’s also a firm favourite for those who love great hotels. Put them toget(...)

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