Children should be encouraged to play independently so they learn they don’t need our approval all the time.

Over the past few months, my daughter, an aspiring little artist, has drawn for me 312 unicorns, with or without rainbows, 18 grey castles with turret(...)

Universities in Ireland and elsewhere are scrambling to put in place structures which can operate safely in the autumn. Online courses may appeal to some students. Photograph: iStock

Getting this year’s 60,000-plus Leaving Cert students through an assessment process, which will enable them to progress into the promised land of furt(...)

Taught postgraduate courses can be a continuation of your undergraduate studies or in an entirely new area.

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challe(...)

Intel employs around 5,000 people in the Republic, making it one of the State’s biggest private sector employers. Photograph: Mike Blake/File Photo

Computer chip giant Intel has promoted Irishman Rory O’Connor to vice president of its global supply chain organisation, making him responsible for ma(...)

‘As parents, there really is no harm in allowing our children to continue with occasional magical thinking coping mechanisms.’ File photograph: Getty

There are eight fairy families in our back garden. They occupy the branches and tree trunks of the silver birches dotted around the swing set. The fai(...)

Competition has increased, so many graduates go on to  enhance their skill set. Photograph: iStock

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challe(...)

Assure your wife that you find her beautiful and are still attracted to her, and that you want to be more intimate with her. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, My wife and I have been married since the mid-1990s and have two gorgeous children. Now, my lovely wife has a tiny little belly after our ch(...)

You will always be able to find intellectual stimulation in the world around you, but you can’t substitute a great partner.  Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I’m a 32-year-old woman and I’ve been with my boyfriend for two years. We’ve recently been lightly broaching the topic of getting married. T(...)

‘Your husband’s predilection for wearing women’s underwear is not uncommon, and is not a sign of being gay, or transgender, or anything close.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, My husband likes to wear women’s underwear. Before we were married he was unusually interested in my underwear, and after we married he st(...)

“I find myself thinking about her on a daily basis, worried about how she feels towards me.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, How do I stop obsessing over a crush? I developed a heavy crush on woman I’d see at regular events. She has pretty much everything I’m loo(...)

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