Damian Cullen

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A major American study has confirmed what Irish students have long suspected – hotter weather negatively affects exam performance. Researchers at sev(...)

Father’s Day: Ollie Clerkin in 1975. The pipe wasn’t an affectation, but the rest of it – the GAA kneel, the flexed arm, the ever-so-slight hint of a smirk – is surely a put-on

Malachy Clerkin on his father, Oliver I had never seen this photograph before Mam dug it out for me, last week, and now I can’t stop looking at it. H(...)

Fans hold up signs reading EQUALITY as the  United States Women’s National Team hosted the France Women’s National Team as part of the SheBelieves Cup in March, 2017, at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. France won the game 3-0.  Photograph: Scott Bales/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The battle for the better and fairer treatment of women’s sports teams has been a long and never-ending one. The war is being fought on several front(...)

Damian Cullen  out  for a run in 2015 for an Irish Times series on getting fit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Exercise is a cod. It’s the ultimate global deception. The reason is that exercise and eating are not two sides of the same oversized coin. Despi(...)

Left to right: Adrian Bayley who was jailed for life for murdering Jill Meagher in Melbourne; Mark Nash, who murdered two women and was previously convicted for murdering two others; Brian Hennessy who was jailed for three life sentences for murdering Sharon Whelan and her daughters; and Clive Sharp jailed for life after confessing to the murder of Irish vet Catherine Gowing

Zoltan Almasi had just come home from work when he heard someone banging on his van outside his Naas home. He took a baseball bat and went to investig(...)

The study found that 60 seconds of arduous exercise was comparable to 2,700 seconds of gentler exercise in terms of physiological effects.

It’s not that I am lazy, I actually enjoy being active. Honestly, I do. Like my colleague Damian Cullen, I have been known to wax lyrical about any f(...)

My fellow Health+Family columnist Damian Cullen loves the dietary splurge of Christmas, which poses a challenge to his thus far successful bid to lose(...)

 Damian Cullen: turning up an hour early for his first 5km race didn’t affect his non-existent pre-race preparations.  Photograph: Alan Betson

6.30pm: Not knowing what to expect, I arrive a full hour early for my virgin road race – a 5km event run by a small athletics club in a tiny Tipperar(...)

Running on empty: Damian Cullen finds running monotonous without his headphones. Photograph: Alan Betson

A few years ago my car was broken into. The few dozen CDs I had hidden in plain sight were, apparently, too tempting to resist. Driver’s window bro(...)

Poet Seamus Heaney:  is buried in a corner of St Mary’s churchyard, under ash and sycamore trees. The Scullions lie between him, his baby brother Christopher, his mother, his father, his two aunts and his sister Anne

O death where is thy sting? Last August I was in Ballaghy, Co Derry, for an event marking the first anniversary of poet Seamus Heaney’s death. Havi(...)

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