When it comes to sharing your number with your partner, ask yourself what the goal of the conversation is.

Dear Roe, What do you think about partners sharing how many people they’ve each slept with? My boyfriend and I have danced around the topic a few tim(...)

Peel his request for cyber-sex back to the underlying issues and uncertainties there: “Is our relationship going to be a sexual one?”

Dear Roe, I’m in a long-distance relationship and my partner asks to have cyber sex even though he knows I’m very uncomfortable with it due to trust (...)

“My husband and I are frustrated by this huge shift in our sex life, and it’s causing some tension in our relationship.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a 35-year-old woman and I’ve had depression for years. Ten months ago I started taking anti-depressants and I’ve never felt happier or (...)

You’re right in suspecting your son will have sex whether you want him to or not, and so I believe that making condoms available to him is a good idea. Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, My son is 17 and he has a girlfriend the same age. They spend quite a lot of time together but her parents seem to work very late and (...)

Prison drama: inmates watch David Ganly in Sebastian Barry’s On Blueberry Hill at Mountjoy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“All the history of nothing that passes for life here,” says David Ganly, looking out across the small auditorium in a basement wing of Mountjoy Priso(...)

Returning to learning: Choosing whether or not to continue education is heavily dependent on what was studied at undergraduate level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

So, you’re finished college . . . Or are you? Education once took a fairly linear route: primary, secondary, college and work. Those days are gone. N(...)

Adult education: even those who go through the third-level system may  return to education to upskill, change career direction, or simply to learn for the sake of learning. Photograph:  iStockphoto/Getty

Everyone is fairly familiar with the basics of the education system: primary school, secondary school, college and then maybe a postgraduate. But not(...)

Group assessments and projects are  growing in importance at Ireland’s third-level institutions. Photograph: iStockphoto
The new way of learning

Students sitting their Leaving Cert next June may not have noticed, but college courses and entry routes have been changing radically in recent years.(...)

Arts student Rebecca Thornton, computer science student Daniel Flanagan and arts student Alisha Boylan who have taken part in a new critical skills module at Maynooth University. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“If there was an Olympics for test-taking, Irish students would be gold medallists.” So says Prof Brian MacKenzie of Maynooth University’s centre fo(...)

The original ‘Tomorrow’s World’ ran on BBC1 for almost 40 years.

The BBC has revived Tomorrow’s World, its science and technology television series, as a name for a wide range of new programmes in partnership with o(...)

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