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50 of the best picnic spots in Ireland: nothing says summer like cheese and onion crisps with an optional sprinkling of sand and a spectacular view of coast, waterfall, lighthouse or forest. Photograph: E+/Getty

The French invented picnics. The Australians professionalised them, adding high-tech portable barbecues, 13 kinds of posh hummus, and sun shades so co(...)

Prof Brendan Kelly said there was ‘no evidence base’ that any medication would work in the case of gaming addiction. Photograph: iStockphoto

The decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder is on balance the correct decision, a psychiatri(...)

Fr Tadhg Ó Dálaigh has been jailed for indecently assaulting a boy while teaching in a boarding school in Cork in the 1980s.

A 74-year-old priest has been jailed for 12 months after he was convicted of indecently assaulting a young boy in a boarding school in Co Cork almost (...)

Actor Robert De Niro on stage at the Tony awards in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Actor Robert De Niro won a standing ovation at Sunday night’s Tony awards in New York for criticising US president Donald Trump. Appearing on stage at(...)

Kodaline: "There’s no better show than a hometown show". Photograph: Darragh Kane

The organisers of the Malahide Castle Concert series must have had their Child of Prague statues out this week, as 21,000 Kodaline fans were welcomed (...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty: “I want to just reiterate my support for the universality of the payment that is children’s allowance.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government will not consider means testing children’s allowance payments, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. Ms Doherty issu(...)

The report examines ten “lengthy and complex” cases which “illustrate the difficulties in reconciling” the system of law with the child protection process. Photograph: iStock

Lack of co-operation between gardaí and social workers and inadequate supports for many district courts are contributing to child protection cases tak(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said a point would be reached where an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 social houses were provided annually.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the Government’s record on the provision of social housing in heated Dáil exchanges. He was replying on Thursday (...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has urged parishes to hold “a special moment of prayer for life” over the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Christians must be pro-life when it comes to the unborn and those who are vulnerable at the end of their lives, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid(...)

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