“I have noticed an increase in candidates applying to come back to Ireland from overseas now that Ireland is booming.” Photograph: iStock

Emigration is the perennial Irish safety valve in times of recession – and reversing the flow when times are good takes the pressure off too. Right n(...)

A recent Europe-wide survey conducted by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work shows that 22 per cent of Irish workers experience stress at work either “always” or “most of the time”.

Irish workers have been revealed to be among the most stressed in the EU. A recent Europe-wide survey conducted by the European Agency for Safety an(...)

Members of Jigsaw’s Youth Advisory Panel at the launch of the partnership with Three Ireland. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/www.naoiseculhane.com

Three Ireland has entered into a three-year partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, that will see the mobile (...)

Director Frank Berry and Actor Dafhyd Flynn. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Having scooped various five-star reviews and major awards at Galway, Cork and the IFTAs, Michael Inside is the hottest ticket in Irish cinema for year(...)

 Louise Lawless and Lucy Hattaway pictured this morning after receiving their Leaving Cert Results at Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

So it’s that time of the year again. Leaving Cert results are here. I sat my Leaving Cert in 2014 and to me it feels like a lifetime ago. I’ve changed(...)

St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The weather stayed dry and, even more remarkably, so did some of the post-parade events on St Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Despite the risk inherent in th(...)

Jimmy O’Connell, a psychotherapist at St Peter’s College, Dunboyne, Co Meath.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday It was a busy day. A colleague made me aware of two students who were self-harming. This is more common than you might think, but th(...)

Michael’s been meditating for years. He’s one of a number of people I asked about the difference mindfulness has made to their lives.“I’m too sensitiv(...)

Where has 2013 gone? Hasn’t the year flown in? Suddenly, it’s December. Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl are singing to us at every shop corner about(...)

I live in Dublin’s city centre beside a clearing where a clutch of old trees and overgrown bushes have merged into a small city forest.Hidden in this (...)

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