Choosing a further- or higher-education college is not as straightforward as choosing where to go on holiday. Photograph: iStock

Going to college isn’t cheap. First, there’s the cost of registration fees, currently capped at €3,000. Then students need to shell out for books, acc(...)

A Dublin butcher shop in Christmas week. ‘Some people have an unrealistic view of what Christmases past were like and very often, the old ways weren’t the best.’ Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

The Americans might say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Christmas” so as not to offend non-Christians yet Christmas festivities – religious, secula(...)

“Finding a life partner is no small task and it requires us to open up our inner selves to another human being.” Photograph: iStock

Question: I am really worried about my sexuality. It is something I have always found very hard to explain to myself and this letter is the first time(...)

The office party needn’t cost a fortune. Photograph: iStock

Throwing a party costs money, so how do you extract enough funds to make it go with a bang without breaking the bank? The best parties are designed b(...)

UCD offers an MA in Irish Folklore & Ethnology which includes archive work.

UCD’s Top five courses MSc in Actuarial Science MSc in Sports Physiotherapy Master of Business Administration MSc in Behavioural Economics MSc F(...)

Scanning the brain: the good news is that while brains can be deformed by adverse childhood experiences, it is also possible to effect repairs, to alter their physical structure.

I am lying here on a slab in the Beacon Hospital about to meet my maker. Oh, I don’t mean I’m going to die – it is much more significant than that: I(...)

All therapists are  aware of the stigma associated with admitting to suffering from a mental health problem. Photograph:  iStock

There is no them and us when it comes to mental health problems. Every one of us has either suffered from some form of depression, anxiety, obsessive (...)

Dr Dermot Ryan, clinical psychologist. Born: August 3rd, 1968, Died: May 9th, 2017 A consummate scholar and accomplished jazz drummer, clinical psych(...)

We spoke to three careers experts about the most frequently asked questions they face and the most common scenarios facing their clients. Photograph: IADT Dún Laoghaire

Picking a postgraduate course can be a big ordeal. When students sit down to choose their undergraduate course, there is always the fallback of choosi(...)

‘When we are 18 or 19 our IQ levels off, whereas EQ can be developed throughout our life’

“There’s nothing worse than when you’re not feeling great and someone says, ‘just think positively’,” says Alan Lyons, author, psychologist and managi(...)

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