‘To try to get the children off screens, we’ve tried relaxed self-regulation; strict, top-down governance; old-fashioned bribery’. Photograph: istock

Give Up Yer Aul Screens is a summer series in which Irish Times writers share their experiences of the challenge of reducing screentime. Get involved (...)

The Catholic Church’s 31 page document rejecting gender fluidity landed during Pride month.  File photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It was in a beautiful little church by the sea in Italy that I very nearly didn’t get married 16 years ago. While my wedding plans were falling apart(...)

Project Parenthood means pouring every particle of ourselves into transforming these small humans into functioning bigger ones. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

I have just passed my favourite sight in the whole of Ireland when my son calls to ask me to pick up ketchup. My favourite sight on the island – bette(...)

A real woman’s 'summer readiness' wish list has never had anything much in common with the fantasies that magazines keep trying to peddle us

And so, just like that, it is once again the June Bank Holiday weekend, the real beginning of the season I refer to as “Goodbye, beloved 80 denier tig(...)

Kitchen in Node Living Dublin  Photograph: Miki Barlok

If there was a single sight to encapsulate the dramatic changes to the fabric of the capital city over the past two decades, I suspect I’m looking at (...)

Twenty thousand passengers were affected by the signal failure. File Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A ticket inspector on the 6am train from Waterford to Dublin Heuston on Tuesday morning said he was relying on his passengers for updates about the ma(...)

Jeremy Kyle: his show, launched in 2005, was one of the early TV formats to capitalise on our endless appetite for human suffering. Photograph: ITV

We’re living in an age, so we’re always being told, when feelings preside over facts. On social media, lies travel faster and go further than the trut(...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

Men need to step up to the plate and do their fair share of housework. Photograph: Getty Images

We need to talk about housework. To be honest, I’d rather not. In common, I suspect, with the vast majority of the population (with the exception of (...)

Photograph: Jena Ardell/Moment/Getty

The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and th(...)

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