Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. ‘Galvanising a new government to deliver what needs to be done would be a huge task for Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar – and they will both know it.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was a lot of talk in the election campaign about what would be delivered – but very little about how it would be delivered. But the challenge of(...)

Jean McConville, Ivor Bell and Gerry Adams. Irish Times photomontage

During the eight-day trial of Ivor Bell for his alleged involvement in the murder of Jean McConville, five of her 10 children sat listening intently i(...)

Seeing the glass as half full may mean a longer life. Photograph: iStock

Seeing the glass as half full may mean a longer life, according to research suggesting optimists not only live longer in general, but have a better ch(...)

‘I found myself among the speakers on a panel at Worldcon 2019, an extraordinary event that has brought thousands of sci-fi enthusiasts to Ireland from all over the world’.

In a parallel universe, I may be an avid reader of science fiction. In this one, the genre has almost entirely eluded me. And yet on Thursday, through(...)

In 2018, a total of 850 families who were classed as homeless, including 1,926 children, were living in hotel accommodation in Dublin, according to the report. Photograph: iStock

Placing homeless families temporarily in hotel rooms is having a “destructive impact” on children and significantly affecting their mental and physica(...)

Thirty years ago, I worked at a theatre box office in London’s West End. Of an evening, staff from rival houses would gather for drinks in the “Italia(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin: he hosted the seminar on affordable housing

Renting will become impossibly expensive for tens of thousands of people unable to get a mortgage or social housing unless the State delivers affordab(...)

Dr Joseph Regan, who is now based in Berlin with Bayer

Berlin-based scientist Dr Joseph Regan first left Ireland in 1986 when he was five years old and his family moved to the quaintly named Come by Chance(...)

Mom is right when she says to eat your peas. In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that con(...)

Only a third of women view organisations as empathetic compared with 70 per cent of men. Photograph: iStock

Empathy has an evil twin. It’s called narcissism and there’s a lot of it about in the C-suite. The narcissist boss is a familiar phenomenon. He or she(...)

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