Áine de Paor enjoys her morning swim.

When I was a teenager in Dublin, I was terrified of all things exercise related. It wasn’t until I lived in Japan in my 20s and ended up on a daily ve(...)

Áine Ní Laoghaire: 'For anyone keen to try HIIT, stick with it – no matter how tough it may seem to begin with.'
Why I love to . . . do HIIT

I’m a yogi and have been practising yoga for the last decade. About 18 months ago, a friend of mine suggested we go to a HIIT class together, and even(...)

Attractive myth: slinky starlets wear T-shirts portraying Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

The only way to make any kind of real art, apparently, is to suffer for it. This is how a real artist lives, or so I’ve been taught. The artist as a b(...)

Review: Sick

SickNew Theatre***A daughter cares for her ageing mother in a scruffy house in Roisin Coyle’s Sick, with little respite. Deirdre Monaghan is astoundin(...)

Play for the day

Zoe’s PlayThe Ark, Dublin *** (...)